Royal presens during Ski Tour 2020

Sweden and Norway becomes the centre of attention and gather the cross-country ski community during Ski Tour 2020. A tour that King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Norwegian Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, will attend.

Sweden and Norway becomes the centre of attention and gather the cross-country ski community during Ski Tour 2020. Two national ski associations that are known for their rivalry, are now working together to organize a Mid-Scandinavian tour as a new addition the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar. A tour that King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Norwegian Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, will attend. On February 14-23, there will be a festive atmosphere in Sweden and Norway when Ski Tour 2020 is held for the very first time. A new and unique tour that includes six days of competition in two countries. The tour starts in Östersund, and continues to Åre before crossing over the Swedish-Norwegian boarder during the fourth stage between Storlien and Meråker, before ending with the two finishing stages of competition in Trondheim.

Ski Tour 2020, which is one of the highlights of the cross-country season for many athletes, also attract a royal audience. King Carl XVI Gustaf will attend the first stage of the tour in Östersund on February 15, as well as the last two finishing stages in Granåsen Skisenter in Trondheim on February 22 and 23. The Royal House of Norway will also be present in Trondheim as the Norwegian Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, will be present in the audience.

“We are very excited for Ski Tour 2020 and have received a lot of positive feedback so far. And to be able to welcome the King of Sweden to Östersund and Trondheim, and Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner to Trondheim is a great honor”, says Ola Strömberg, Chairman of the Board of Tour 2020 AB, which is a collaboration between the Swedish and Norwegian Ski Associations.

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Ski Tour 2020 has the ambition to contribute to a more sustainable future of skiing. Among other things, the competitors are required to travel by train between the different venues of the tour to reduce its environmental footprint.

"We want to inspire future organizers by focusing on sustainability and by making environmentally friendly choices throughout the tour. We know that the King of Sweden is a great ski fan, as well as passionate about the environmental issues. Therefore His visit is the tour is extra meaningful”, says Ola Strömberg.