NEXT EVENTS: SKI IN THE FOREST! VASALOPPET CHINA IN JAN

2019.01.04 The 17th Vasaloppet China

Vasaloppet China is the biggest cross-country skiing race in Asia, the member of Worldloppet, one stage of China Tour de Ski and the sister race of Vasaloppet Sweden. The giant snow sculptures in Jingyuetan with different themes also attract thousands of viewers and dozens of Chinese and foreign medias every year. The race will be held on Jan 4th, 2019.

The race has different categories, 50km Men Elite, 50km Women Elite, 50km Open Class and Blueberry Vasa 25km. It’s an opportunity for amateur skiers to compete in the same course with the top professional athletes around the world.

The natural environment of Changchun Jingyuetan in Jan. is very suitable for cross-country skiing. Go with all the cross-country skiers!

Event website: www.vasaloppetchina.com

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NEXT EVENTS: GRANFONDO YUNNAN IN NOV. AND VASALOPPET CHINA IN JAN

  • 2018.11.03-10 The 5th Colorful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival
  • 2019.01.04 The 17th Vasaloppet China

In the next few months, there’ll be 2 Nordic Ways events, Granfondo Yunnan in Nov. and Vasaloppet China in Jan., both were awarded one of the 33 National Sports Tourism Events by the National Tourism Administration and General Administration of Sport. With the 2 Nordic Ways events, you can enjoy the cycling in Southwest China and skiing in Northeast China.

Vasaloppet China

In 2003, Vasaloppet came to China and was settled in Changchun Jingyuetan from its hometown of Sweden. The long history of Vasaloppet and unique ice and snow culture of Changchun have created Vasaloppet China, which integrates sports, tourism, culture and economic exchange. Vasaloppet China is the biggest cross-country skiing race in Asia, the member of Worldloppet, one stage of China Tour de Ski and the sister race of Vasaloppet Sweden. The giant snow sculptures in Jingyuetan with different themes also attract thousands of viewers and dozens of Chinese and foreign medias every year.

The race has different categories, 50km Men Elite, 50km Women Elite, 50km Open Class and Blueberry Vasa 25km. It’s an opportunity for amateur skiers to compete in the same course with the top professional athletes around the world. The natural environment of Changchun Jingyuetan in Jan. is very suitable for cross-country skiing.

Event website: www.vasaloppetchina.com

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Tel: +86(431)8964 5455

Colorful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival

Colorful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival, which is often called Granfondo Yunnan for short, is a multi-day cycling race originating from Italy. In the past 4 years, thousands of cyclists have visited the magical land to join the race. The beautiful course, strong logistics service and rich tourism resources in Yunnan have made the event more and more popular. In 2018, the full tour registrations were sold out in 2 days. Now, only 1-4 stages registration is available.

This November will be the 5th birthday of Granfondo Yunnan with a great change. It’ll come to Western Yunnan, including Mangshi, Ruili and Tengchong. Three new cities, three new courses, with more colorful ethnic cultures and regional features. The total courses for long distance are over 600 kilometers, which will be a unique experience for cyclists who like to challenge themselves.

Event website: www.granfondoyunnan.com

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Tel: +86 10 8580 1757-806(race info)

+86 10 8580 1757-808(logistics info)

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Next Events: Enjoy Running and Cycling in the Forest

  • 2018.06.17 Changchun Jingyuetan Forest Marathon
  • 2018.06.23 Summer ski
  • 2018.08.26 Changchun Jingyuetan International Forest Mountain Biking Marathon


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Run in Asia’s largest artificial forest in summer!

Changchun Jingyuetan Forest Marathon is an annual cross country running competition held in Changchun, Jilin province. It is one of the Vasa brand events, which is upgraded by “Vasa running festival “and which has already been held for 8 years. Compared with other standard road marathon races, the biggest advantage is that our course involves mountain slopes, forest sand ways, and total elevation gain is around 750 meters. So we can say Changchun Jingyuetan Forest Marathon is considered as one of the most fashionable Marathons in China now.

Changchun Jingyuetan Forest Marathon takes place in Jingyuetan National Scenic Area which is a National AAAAA Level Tourism Scenic Area. The initiative to arrange this event is to let people enjoy a healthy life style, running and the open nature.

The 2018 Changchun Jingyuetan Forest Marathon is now sold out. Welcome all friends from around the world to join us and enjoy this summer party with music, running, dancing and cheering on 17 June 2018! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Event website: http://vasarun.com

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Tel: +86(431)8884 6140

2018 summer ski

Summer Ski

The Summer Ski will be back with a competition in Yakeshi in Inner Mongolia on June 23rd. Olympic champions, top international skiers listed in the FIS ranking and members of the Chinese national team are scheduled to take part in the Yakeshi Summer Ski.

The Summer Ski, firstly introduced to China by Nordic Ways, is a strong sprint competition in the heat of summer, made possible thanks to snow storage techniques from Europe.

Summer Ski can not only make a communication platform for Chinese athletes and international athletes, but also promote the mass participation ski sports in China.

The most beautiful forest mountain biking marathon

Every hot summer, there’ll be a mountain biking race, Changchun Jingyuetan International Forest Mountain Biking Marathon in Jingyuetan National Scenic Area. The event is open to all levels of mountain bikers. The track combines the mountain slope, the forest sand road and the lake road. With both simple course and challenging course, we hope participants in different levels can enjoy the race.

The group this year is still divided into 30 km group and 60 km group. Participants in 30 km group should ride a bike for a lap of the track, 60 km for the two laps.

Jingyuetan National Scenic Area has 5.3 square kilometers water area and over 96% forest cover rate. The track will show participants the unique beauty of Jingyuetan.

Event website: www.mtbvasa.com

Online register: https://yoopay.cn/event/52356802

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Next Events: Cycling in the forest, along the border and in colorful Yunnan

  • 2018.08.26 Changchun Jingyuetan International Forest Mountain Biking Marathon
  • 2018.09.16 Vatternrundan China International Biking Tourism Festival
  • 2018.11.03-11.10 Colourful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival

2018MTBVasa

Carnival in the forest


There is a great mountain biking marathon in Changchun Jingyuetan National Scenic Area every August, which called Vasa MTB. The event is open to all levels of mountain bikers. The track combines the mountain slope, the forest sand road and the lake road and the scenery of the track is unique in the cycling events in northern China. With both simple course and challenging course, we hope participants in different levels can enjoy the race.

The category this year is still divided into 30 km and 60 km . Participants in 30 km should ride a bike for a lap of the track, 60 km for the two laps.
Jingyuetan National Scenic Area has 5.3 square kilometers water area and over 96% forest cover rate. The track will show participants the unique beauty of Jingyuetan.

Event website: www.mtbvasa.com

Online registration: https://yoopay.cn/event/52356802

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Tel: +86(431)8884 6140 (Gloria Guo)

2018Vatternrundan

Bike along the border

Vatternrundan China is,

  • the sister event of Vatternrundan Sweden
  • the first border cycling event in Northeast China
  • the first Granfondo event in China

The event has been held since 2012, and the first edition was from the source of Tumen River to Longhe. In 2015, it was upgraded to the Northeast Asian Tour, Yanji, Dunhua and Russia. Today it has become a very popular cycling event in northern China.

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In Vatternrundan China, you can enjoy the tempting Korean cuisine and competition with top domestic and international cyclists. After race, you can choose a riding trip (at your own expense) to Busan, Vladivostok and Changbai Mountain.

Ride along the border, with the Korean culture, fascinating autumn sceneries and European style event experience!

Event website: www.vatternchina.com

Online registration will be open soon.

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Tel: +86(431)8884 6140 (Gloria Guo)

2018Granfondo

New stages, but also new cities and an additional prologue time trial are some of those new highlights of Yunnan Granfondo from 3 to 10 November 2018. The granfondo Yunnan will no longer depart in Kunming, nor will it have stages in Yuxi and Chuxiong. As of this year, the itinerary will take cyclists to the Southwest of Yunnan Province, to the Dehong and Tengchong regions bordering Myanmar. Extremely colourful and very different as, of course, a lot of ethnic Burmese live in those regions. The new stages will be Mangshi, Ruili, Tengchong, Dali and Lijiang.

Course and registration package will be released later.

Online registration will be open when all the paperwork finished. Thanks for your support!

Event website: www.granfondoyunnan.com

Online registration will be open soon.

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Tel: +86 10 85801757- 806 (race info)
      +86 10 85801757- 808(logistic info, such as accommodation & transportation)

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20 Years of Nordic Ways in China

This Saturday is a significant day in the history of mass participation and amateur sports in mainland China. On 10 March 1998, Nordic Ways - then still known as PWT - organised its first official orienteering event in Beijing and set the standard for the design and management of international sports events in the country. 20 years later, Nordic Ways is still around - a feat in itself for a modestly-sized foreign company in China - and very much alive and kicking.

Nordic Ways’ events are generally open to both professional elites and hobby athletes. With activities and events taking place in both summer and winter, it is always buzzing in Beijing and Changchun, the two offices of the company. Dedicated to developing, producing and promoting brand sports events, Nordic Ways focuses mainly on endurance sports and sports with a strong tradition in northern Europe.

While orienteering - a sport that is non-olympic yet extremely popular in nordic countries such as Sweden, Finland and Norway - is how Nordic Ways entered China, very quickly the executive management at the time decided to expand into other sports disciplines, seeing the potential of a rapidly modernising Chinese society and the development of its urban middle class. Typically relying on its own qualified staff and a wealth of international experts, among whom olympic champions, Nordic Ways set up the Great Wall Bike Carnival in Beijing in 1999. It was the first in a series of self-designed cycling events that continue to this day with the acclaimed Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival in the country’s Southwest, and the Vatternrundan Cycling Festival in Yanbian, a Korean Prefecture in the Northeast of China. Off-road, Nordic Ways founded and managed the popular Huang Shan MTB Festival for six editions, while the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure in Inner Mongolia is known the world over. Organised as a 3-day package together with the Grassland Marathon trail run, it has been lauded by CNN International as one-of-ten must-do sports events in Asia.

While Nordic Ways has achieved a great pedigree in summer sports such as cycling and running, the Tour de Ski and in particular the Vasaloppet China classic-style cross-country skiing race are considered the firm’s flagship events. It’s in winter when the tight relationship between Sweden and China comes to the fore. Vasaloppet is the biggest XC skiing race in northern Europe. In 2003, Nordic Ways took a bold gamble to introduce the brand into China, which at the time had no skiing culture at all. A milestone was set, and since then skiers flock every January to the beautiful Jingyuetan Park in Changchun, a major city in the country’s northern Jilin province. Vasaloppet China is the oldest winter sports event in the country. De facto, Nordic Ways has contributed to the development and the growing popularity of skiing among the young people, illustrated by the continuously growing participation numbers of Vasaloppet China, and the great performances of Chinese elite skiers in the Tour de Ski. 

The world changes in a period of 20 years, and so does the sports scene. Proving its flexibility to stay in-tune with latest market and social developments, Nordic Ways has ventured into new areas in the past two years with, a.o., the Shangri-la Duathlon Challenge and the forthcoming branded obstacle race, Tough Viking. Future projects also include ultra running, off-road triathlon and ice skating on natural ice.

Nordic Ways plans a number of special 20-year-anniversary activities and events in 2018, of which details will become available in due course.

For more information about Nordic Ways, please visit the company’s website www.nordicways.com . Any queries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .