Pirkka Ski Race 2018-08-27T12:26:27+00:00


The main track, Pirkka, is 90 km long, it is one of the longest one day ski races in Finland. We also have a 52 km track Tour-Pirkka (Retki-Pirkka) and a 45 km track Semi-Pirkka (Puoli-Pirkka). We also offer a possibility to take the 90 km challenge with a team. In Neliveto-Relay the 90 km track can be freely divided between 2-4 team members. Pirkka Backpack Pirkka (Reppu-Pirkka) takes place Saturday 10th March.

From 1955 to this day, Pirkka Ski Race 90 km has been cancelled only twice -In 2014 and 2017 there was hardly any snow and cancellations were inevitable.


Results after Reppu-Pirkka

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Ski wax service at Niinisalo school

28.02.2018|Pirkka Ski Race|

Waxing recommendations by Start

28.02.2018|Pirkka Ski Race|

Instructions for participants

28.02.2018|Pirkka Ski Race|


The start is at Niinisalo Garrison area; classic at 7 a.m. and free technique at 11 a.m. The start groups are according to the ski stickers. There is about a 700 m walk along the road after Kyröskoski service point (See “kävelyosuus” on the track profile below). There are 11 service points along the route. The finish is located at Teivo Horse race trotting course and it will be closed at 8 p.m. The age limit for Pirkka Ski Race 90 km is 18 years of age. Also a satisfactory physical condition is required. The series for Pirkka are: Men (under 40 years), men 40, men 50, men 60, women (under 45 years) and women 45. (Women 45 only classic technique).

This shortest track is the hardest part of our 90 km track. Also juniors (12-18 years) are allowed to take part in this race. The start is at 10 a.m. classic and at 2 p.m. free technique from Hämeenkyrö service point, at the half way statue. The finish is located at Teivo horse race trotting course and it is closed at 8 p.m. There are series for women, men, boys and girls (12-18 years).
There is no time taking, nor race series. With only about 300 participants we can assure you can get your own private experience in the nature if you so wish. The start at Niinisalo Garrison Area is from 6 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. The finish at Lamminpää Ulkoilumaja (skiing cottage near Teivo) is closed at 8 p.m. There is only one service point, so be sure to pack your own snacks with you. There are a few cafés along the route. Free transportation from Tampere (Keskustori at 4.45 a.m. and Teivo at 5 a.m.) is included in the entry fee. Your belongings are transported from start to finish.
This track is the easiest part of our 90 km track. Also juniors (12-18 years) are allowed to take part in this race. The start from Niinisalo is at 7 a.m. classic and at 11 a.m. free technique. The finish is at Kyröskoski service point which closes at 6 p.m. There is only two series for all skiers: classic and free.
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