13 april 2024

Fýri Mountain Challenge 2024

Elevating Adventure, Empowering Journeys

Welcome to the thrill-seeker’s haven, where soaring peaks and untouched slopes become the canvas for your next great adventure. The Fýri Mountain Challenge 2024 beckons adrenaline enthusiasts and casual explorers alike to embark on a journey that transcends boundaries and elevates the spirit of mountain pursuits.

Unleashing the Spirit of Adventure:

In 2024, we’re pushing the boundaries of mountain challenges. It’s not just a race; it’s a celebration of skill, resilience, and camaraderie. From the seasoned professionals to those taking their first steps into the realm of backcountry skiing, Fýri Mountain Challenge invites everyone to test their mettle against the breathtaking backdrop of Hemsedal’s mountains.

Where peaks
and valleys
become
victory stories

2024 – Back to Where It All Began:

This year, we return to the classic Hemsedal Mountain Challenge trail, but with a little twist! When you arrive in Hemsedal village, you need to take of your skis and walk over the road and the bridge to “Sentrumløypa” where you will continue your journey on skis up and down to the finish line at Fýri Resort.

Start at Løkjestølane.

The adventure kicks off with an ascent to Nibbi, offering a genuine connection with the mountain’s spirit. At the summit, shed your skins and savor the rush of a 200-meter descent to the picturesque Grunnane.

The trail gracefully turns westward, revealing the hidden gems of Skurvefjell’s backside. Reapply your skins and follow the green-marked trail to the summit of Skurvefjell. Take off your skins again as you pass through a manned checkpoint, a testament to your alpine prowess.

Descend southwards into the Skurvefjell bowl, navigating the thrilling Syneskaret couloir. Continue westward above the scenic Synebekken until the forest boundary.

Enter the wooded section, where the trail becomes a blend of nature and challenge. Cross the tranquil Synebekken flowing eastward and meet the ancient cart track on the eastern slopes of Synehovda. Follow the historic route down to Trøym, traverse the fields towards Trøymsvegen, and gradually reach the heart of Hemsedal.

The snow conditions will dictate how far your skis can take you, after the road RV52 and the bridge over Hemsil you will put on your skis and skins for a climb up in Sentrumløypa before the last 800 meters of downhill to the finish line at Fýri Sports Club.

Let the After Ski begin!

Welcoming All Skill Levels:

This event caters to both novices and seasoned pros, fostering communication among top tour enthusiasts, off-piste skiers, and the growing community of ski touring enthusiasts in the Nordics. It’s a celebration of mountain culture and a nod to the resurgence of fjellskirenn, a discipline that’s not just a revival but a future staple.

A Legacy of Adventure:

Since its inception in 2005, Hemsedal Mountain Challenge has been at the forefront of modern randonnée racing in Norway. From the snow-covered landscapes of Hemsedal to the Arctic allure of Tromsø, our events have marked the pinnacle of mountain challenges. These gatherings are not only for competitors but also cater to tourers, fitness enthusiasts, and beginners, playing a vital role in shaping the future of the sport.

COME TOGETHER FOR
PLAY AND
COMPETITION

Schedule

Friday 12 april

  • 14:00 Race office opens at Fýri Sports

Race office opens at Fýri Sports Get your BIB, timing device, and your map. Meet our partners: test the latest Skimo gears and check next year’s ski collection and much more.

  • 18:00 Mountain talks

Mountain talks, interesting lectures about mountain adventures at Candor / Fýri Resort

  • 19:00 Race Brief Race brief

Race manager Jonas Svengård takes you through the Fýri Mountain Challenge track, informs about the most important details about the race.

Saturday 13 april

  • 08:00 Race office opens at Fýri Sports

Race office opens at Fýri Sports Get your BIB, timing device, and your map. Meet our partners: test the latest Skimo gears and check next year’s ski collection and much more.

  • 09:00 Bus leaves – Touring start

Bus leaves to start for the Touring start groups from Fýri Resort

  • 10:00 Bus leaves – Mountain Challenge

Bus leaves to start for the Mountain Challenge start group from Fýri Resort

  • 10:00 TOURING BRIEF

Our touring leaders go through the equipment and give tips and tricks for a safe day on the mountain.

  • 11:00 START – TOURING

Touring start groups.

  • 12:00 START – Mountain Challenge

Mountain Challenge start groups

  • 12:00 Finish

First skier crosses the finish line

  • 13:00 After ski

After ski at Restaurant Rambler

  • 16:00 Price ceremony

Price ceremony at Rambler

  • 19:00 Dinner party

at Liv Restaurant/ Fýri Resort – buy the dinner ticket here

Start Groups

At Fýri Mountain Challenge we welcome all mountain lovers! Choose the start group in which you feel comfortable.

  • Mountain Touring – no rush, no timing, tour together with our experienced leaders.
  • Mountain Challenge Youth 15-22 year – for our youngest adventurers
  • Mountain Challenge Touring 23-39 year – enjoy the silence, feelings are intense.
  • Mountain Challenge Veteran 40-59 year – nothing to prove, just do it!
  • Mountain Challenge Super Veteran + 60 year – for the oldest heroes

Double Up! Bring a friend or family member for an unforgettable moment.

  • Mountain Team Challenge –start together, enjoy together and finish together.
  • Mountain Family Challenge – nothing beats the happiness of adventuring together with your child.

2024 – Back to Where It All Began:

This year, we return to the classic Hemsedal Mountain Challenge trail, revisiting the route that started it all in 2005. It’s a nod to our roots, a celebration of progress, and a promise that every challenge, every slope, and every adventure in Hemsedal is a story waiting to be etched into the legacy of Mountain Challenge.

Gear up, rally your team, and join us at Fýri Mountain Challenge 2024—where the mountains become the playground for extraordinary stories.

Faq

Friday 12 April

12:00 Race Office opens at Fýri Sprots Club! Get your BIB, timing device, and your map.
Meet our partners: test run in the latest SkiMo gear, check next years ski collection and much more.
18:00 Live at Candor, Inspiring lectures from the mountains.
20:00 Race brief, race manager Jonas Svengård takes you through the Fýri Mountain Challenge track, informs about the most important details about the race.

Saturday 13 April

08:00 Race office opens at Fýri Sports Club! Get your BIB, timing device, and your map.
09:00 Buss to start – The Touring start group
11:00 Buss to start – The Mountain Challenge
11:00 Start – the Touring start group
12:00 Start Fýri Mountain Challenge
12:30 Finish – First skier crosses the finish line
12:30-17:00 After Ski at Restaurant Rambler
15:00 Superhero Celebration Hour- give your heart to the racers that enjoyed the mountains longest time.
16:00 Price Cermony
19:00 Racer’s dinner at the Fýri Restaurant

At Fýri Mountain Challenge we welcome all mountain lovers!

Choose the start group in which you feel comfortable, either you join the touring group with our experienced leaders or race the Mountain Challenge start groups.

  • Mountain Touring – no rush, no timing, tour together with our experienced tour leader
  • Mountain Challenge Youth 15-22 year – for our youngest adventurers
  • Mountain Challenge Touring 23-39 year – enjoy the silence, feelings are intense
  • Mountain Challenge Veteran 40-59 year – nothing to prove, just do it!
  • Mountain Challenge Super Veteran + 60 year – for our oldest heroes

Double Up! Bring a friend or family member for an unforgettable moment.

  • Mountain Team Challenge – start together, enjoy together and finish together.
  • Mountain Family Challenge – nothing beats the happiness of adventuring together with your child.
  • All skis must have steel edges in at least 75% of the ski’s length, with a minimum width of 60 mm under the binding.
  • For men, the minimum length for skis is 160 cm, and for women, the minimum length is 150 cm.
  • The ski bindings must allow the heel to move freely during ascents.
  • Boots must have a height above the ankle.
  • Backpacks should be carried with a minimum of 0.5 liters of liquid and a minimum of 250 kcal of energy (energy bars, gels or nuts)
  • Participants must also bring at least 3 layers for the upper body and 2 layers for the lower body, with the outermost layer being windproof.
  • Helmets are mandatory and must be worn during descents.
  • Snowboard participants must use snowshoes or skins (splitboard).

    Note: We’ll make random controls and participants who doesn’t have all the above equipment in order will not be allowed to start the race.

Safety! Always number one, in cooperation with the Red Cross Patrol.

  • Skiers themselves are the first line of defense; help others – you will receive time correction for lost time – report at the finish line.
  • Red Cross Patrol– phone: + 47 909 34 907, call if you or someone else is injured and needs help. Save the number in your mobile!
  • Air ambulance, if necessary, will be alerted via the ski patrol.
  • Wear a helmet during descent – it is mandatory.
  • Follow the trail – show your race number when passing Skurvefjell and when you finish.
  • Report if you retire from the race to the Race Phone – 900 86 021. Also, save this number in your mobile.
  • At 16:00 – Cut-Off time. If you are not in the finish by then, call the race phone and let them know where you are.
  • Bring your mobile phone on the trip (charged).
  • Remember to bring a backpack with extra clothes, food, and drinks (check participation rules).
  • Do not litter in nature; take care of the environment.
  • Be extra careful when passing the road RV52. Do only use the pedestrian crossing. Do not pass if the marshals give a signal that it’s not safe to pass the road.
  • Fair play – show consideration – also for your own abilities. Adjust your speed to the conditions!
  • Race numbers should be attached to the right thigh, on the backpack and on the helmet.
  • The trail is marked with green flags going uphill and yellow/red flags going downhill. The marking flags can be passed on either side. The flags indicate the route; they should not be circled. Follow the instructions from the marshals. It is allowed to ‘cut corners’ along the “kjerreveien” from Synehovda to Trøym, call if you or someone else is injured and needs help. Save the number in your mobile now!

Bus to Start of Fýri Mountain Challenge at Løkjestølane

We provide with shuttle buses to the start at Løkjestølane.
The bus will pick you up at the parking lot outside Fýri Sports Club.
The bus leaves 09:00 from Fýri Sports Club for the touring group
The bus leaves 10:00 from Fýri Sports Club for the Mountain Challenge start groups

NOTE: there are no parking close to the start area at Løkjestølane, and we do not provide with transport from the finish to the start!

Please don’t take your own car to the start at It’s a long walk or expensive taxi ride from Fýri Resort to the start of Fýri Mountain Challenge!

  1. GeneralThese general terms and conditions (”General Terms”) apply to races arranged by Hotel FYRI AS. The terms ”Fýri”, ”we”, “our” and ”us” refer Hotel FYRI AS, VAT No. NO922018472,The terms “race” or “races” refer to timed running competitions and other types of events that we arrange.

    By registering for one of our races, you agree to our General Terms. If you register a person other than yourself for a race, you are responsible for ensuring that this person has read and followed our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change and update the terms and conditions.

    Participation in some of our races requires the participant to be of a certain age. Any age limitations for our races can be seen in the registration for the race. If you are below the age of 18 at the time of registration, a legal guardian must approve your registration.

    Note that there may be a time limit (cut-off time) for the completion of our races and you are aware of and accept that we may end a race before you have reached the finish line. Time limits are stated in official information for the race in question.

    We do our very best to provide as accurate information as possible. However, the flow of information surrounding our races may be subject to unintentional errors. We reserve the right to make changes to the race if we consider this necessary.

  2. Refunds and right to withdraw Registration for Fyri´s race forms a binding agreement between us and the registered person. We do not offer a refund of the starting fee in case of injury or llness.We are using RaceID for our registrations. When registering with them you can choose the RaceID refundable booking.

    Fýri has no obligation to reimburse the starting fee or to pay damages or compensation because one of our races is canceled. But in case of the race is canceled we offer you to

    1.Transfer the registration to Mountain Challenge Hemsedal 2023 without any additional fee

    2. Receive a refund of half the registration fee

  3. Marketing We will have photographers on site during the race. By agreeing to these General Terms and Conditions, you agree that names, images and videos from the race may be used on websites, in advertisements and printed matter for Fýri and ESS Group, without you demanding special compensation. If you do not want your name or picture to appear, you can notify us by email: info@fyriresort.com. Enter your name, start number and which race it refers to. We take into account images where you can be clearly identified, but not mass images where you are one of many participants.
  4. Changing participant name Registration for our races is personal and you may not let someone run the race in your name. We allow changing a participant’s name on registration, we charge 100nok and can be done at raceid.com. The person wishing to replace their registered name is responsible for finding their own replacement.Note that it is only possible to change a participant’s name 16 days before the race takes place, or 1 day before the registration closes, whichever comes first. In order to carry out a name change or get more information about how to complete a change of participant, please contact us at info@fyriresort.com. When there is less than 1 day left of registration or less than 16 days left to the race, we do not accept changes to the name on the registration. If you are unable to participate in the race we refer you to your insurance company for any refund of the entry fee.
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