Directives and rules

At the competition competitors must abide by SSL’s rules, special directives for ski orienteering FC 2017 and organizer’s advices.

Competition dates, distances, classes

Friday, 24.3.2017 sprint, H/D11,H/D13, H/D15,H/D17,H/D20,H/D21-H/D85, H/D21C

Saturday, 25.3.2017 ultra long distance (Finnish champs), H/D15,H/D17,H/D20,H/D21-H/D85

ultra long distance, H/D11,H/D13, H/D21C

Sunday, 26.3.2017 middle distance, H/D11,H/D13, H/D15,H/D17,H/D20,H/D21-H/D85,H/D21C

Eligibility to FC contests is consistent with the Finnish orienteering association rules. Others can participate in these classes as part of national Lapin Lumirastit contest.


Latest on Thursday, 160th of March 2017, at 24:00 by using Finnish Orienteering Federation IRMA service (instructions) or by letter addressed to Daniel Lehtonen, Hiihtorinne 15, 90900 Kiiminki or When you do your entry, you must remember to mention participants EmiTag-card numbers. If you do not mention EmiTag-card number, we will rent you the rent card, which you can get from the info at prize 5 euros /day or 10 euros /3 days.

Late registration

For Lapin Lumirastit late registration is received with 1.5-times the normal entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until Monday, 20.3.2017 at 24:00 by using Finnish Orienteering Federation IRMA service. For FC competition there is no late registration and no delay entries are considered.

Participation fees

The participation fee of the Finnish Championship (second competition of Lapin Lumirastit) is between 31,25 – 33,60 euros.

In the classes H/D11 and H/D13 fee is 15 euros/day in all competitions and in other classes 25 euros/day.

The entry fee must be paid by using the Finnish Orienteering Federations IRMA service at same time as entry. Entry by letter or by email should be paid to the department’s account: Registration participation fees should be paid at the same time as entry to the department’s account Länsi-Rajan Rasti FI90 5533 0040 0299 98 BIC OKOYFIHH.

Route guidance

In main road 21, Ylitornio

Competition center

Competition center is Ainiovaaran Hiihtokeskus, adress Alkkulanrinne 7, 95600 Ylitornio. Parking is close to the competition center. Waxing takes place outdoors.Competition center has toilets ,wash and warm dressing for men and women.

Map and terrain

Ski-o map 3/2017, contour interval is 5 m. In the sprint the scale is 1:5000, in the ultra long distance 1:10 000 or 1:15 000 and in the middle distance 1:10 000. The map is printed map and the size is A4. The terrain is forest terrain with its highest height difference about 100 m.

Punching system and GPS

EmiTag punching system. GPS tracking is in the classes H/D21.


Friday, 24.3, the first start at 15:30. Interval start.

Saturday, 25.3. the first start at 10:00 am. Interval start. Mass start starting at 12.00 (classes H/D21, H/D20, H/D17 ja H/D15)
Sunday, 26.3., the first start at 10:00 am. Interval start. All three starts are near the competition center (100-500m).


In FC contest medals and commemorative prize for the top three. Plaques by Finnish Orienteering Federation rules.

After last race in Lapin Lumirastit prize giving by overall results (a special points system).

Accommodation and dining

There are cafeteria in the competition center

Ylitornio offers a number of different level choices for accommodation and dining. More information available also

Child care

Places should be reserved beforehand. Latest on Thursday, 19th of March 2017. Reservations for Kirsi-Maria Lassheikki,

Possible changes and thermal boundary

Changes due to temperature changes can be seen from the competition pages. Temperature limit is -20°C one hour before the first start. According to the competition jury’s decision, the competition can be moved. Information will be found on the competition pages


Competition director Esa Rantakeisu, +358405782328,

Course setter Jorma Pietiläinen

TD Ossi Lakkala

Course controller Velu Sipola

Information Niina Jaako,+3585041444119,


Competition Pages


Welcome to Ylitornio!

Länsi-Rajan Rasti