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Welcome to race in wintery Finland!
Finland has the joy of hosting the sleddog sports
on snow European
All races in MD, sprint, skidog pulka and skijoring classes take place
in the same race center and same trails in Metsäkartano
Rautavaara, Eastern Finland.
An all new network of trails is being built in Metsäkartano.
The hilly terrain offers a beautiful setting for the first IFSS on snow
European Championships. The trail profiles have been planned together
with dog skiers and sled drivers. MD-classes are driven as two- lap
race without the lap change taking place near the start/finish area.
The trail width follows the new IFSS rules with the basic width being 4
meters and 6 meters for mass start races.
Finnish Sleddog Sport Federation puts extra effort into the securing
condition of the trails. During the winter starting from mid-January
Metsäkartano is going to host training camps and national
races in many classes so the trails will be in good condition all
winter. The people in Metsäkartano speak English. Finnish
Championship in nordic and sprint will be in February 15-16th.
Everybody is welcome to the Finnish championship race! Look for more
information in the Finnish Sleddog Sport Federation
The European Championships will be hosted by Finnish Sleddog Sport
Federation in conjunction with three national clubs.
The opening ceremonies will be held the 6th of March and the races from
7th to 9th of March 2014.
Accommodation can be booked from Metsäkartano. There are many
different choices of accommodation from suites to apartments in a
wilderness hotel. The accommodation in Metsäkartano is located
500 meters and the camping place just 200 meters from the start/finish
area. There are a limited number of accommodations available in
Metsäkartano so book yours as soon as possible. Bomba in
Nurmes offers nice lodges with breakfast for approximately 50 rooms and
40 kilometers away from Metsäkartano. There is a hotel in the
center of Rautavaara about 20 km away. Tahko skiing center lies about
60 km away and they have plenty of hotel and lodging accommodation
available. A newsletter about accommodation offers with booking
information is going to be released during October of 2013.