Race Info

Race Format

Red Bull Ragnarok is an endurance snow-kite race, taking place on the Hardangervidda in Norway. Over 300 participants will take part in this epic battle against the forces of Mother Nature, and each other. Participants will either use skis or a snowboard and their own choice of kite. This is purely based on personal preference and we will not have separate classes for different types of kites.

Classes

There will be four classes:

  • Men Skis
  • Men Snowboard
  • Women Skis
  • Women Snowboard

Course

The course will be approximately 15-20 kilometers distance, and to complete the race, the participant must complete 5 laps, and pass through each gate set up by the race team so as to be registered by the results system.

Location

Our Base Camp for the weekend will be Haugastøl Hotel. It is also possible to stay in one of the apartments at this Hotel, however, booking will not be possible until 1st of December. The location for the race is top-secret and will not be announced until the Race Meeting on the morning of the chosen Race Day. We will set up shuttle buses to take you there. Please note that we will prioritize participants and if you have any family or friends with you they will need to take the last bus.

Equipment

Please make sure to have enough water, food and warm clothes with you in a backpack. Weather conditions can be fierce and it is important to be prepared!

Important rules

  • You must be at least 16 years of age on the 31st of March 2017 to participate
  • All competitors under 18 years of age must have a signed waiver from a guardian
  • All riders must join the race meetings
  • Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to race
  • Your spot in the race is personal. We do not allow re-sale or transfers of start numbers to others.
  • Parking is not permitted at the race location.

Please make sure to have enough water, food and warm clothes with you in a backpack. Weather conditions can be fierce and it is important to be prepared!

Registration

We will release 300 spots for Red Bull Ragnarok 2017 on the 1st of December 2016 at 18:00 CET.

Cancellations / Refunds

If you are not able to attend Red Bull Ragnarok, please inform us by sending an email to ragnarok@no.redbull.com. We accept cancellations up until the 1st of February. You will receive a refund (exc. admin fee).

We do not allow the transfers of start numbers. We will ask for ID at accreditation. If you cancel, your place will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

Accommodation

Base Camp

The official Red Bull Ragnarok Base Camp will be at Haugastøl Turistsenter.

Show location in HERE maps →

Booking

Booking will open 1st of December and will only be possible for those who have completed the registration and payment process. Only participants will be able to book.

Haugastøl Hotel has limited capacity and will operate on a first-come first-served basis for the event weekend. Due to high demand the hotel is unable to offer single or double rooms. For more information on the type of apartments and dorms available, please see: haugastol.no

Prices

Thursday-Sunday, including breakfast and lunch "pack" each day, as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday evening.

Apartment: 3490 NOK pp

Dorm: 2490 NOK pp

Bookings for Red Bull Ragnarok participants will only be accepted trough the online booking form (not via email or telephone). Please also fill in all guest names in the comments if you are booking for a group.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel, Red Bull Ragnarok participants can book via Vestlia Resort in Geilo for a discounted price.

Price (per night):

1190 NOK pp in a single room

745 NOK pp in a double room

For booking: Send en email to mail@vestlia.no

For other options: Visit Norway.

How to get there

Only 330 km northeast of Stavanger, 260 km northwest of Oslo and 220 km east of Bergen, Haugastøl Turistsenter is located in the heart of the southern part of Norway.

Most guests arrive at Haugastøl either by train or by car. The train stops several times a day at Haugastøl Railway Station, which only lays about a 20 min walk away from the centre. It is also possible to catch a train to Ustaoset Railway Station. This lays about 12 km away from Haugastøl. For more information about the train schedules and tickets, please look up the Norwegian State Railways.

For guests arriving by aeroplane to Oslo Gardermoen, Sandefjord Torp or Bergen Flesland, it is possible to arrive here by train. If you are planning to drive a car to Haugastøl please “car-pool/share” with others, as there is limited parking in the area. On race-day, no cars will be allowed to access the event area.

During the event period, we will be providing participants with bus shuttles to/from Geilo and Ustaoset. Schedule will follow at a later date.

Weather

If you want to keep up-to-date on the weather report, please check the Haugastol Turistsenter website.

Facebook

Keep yourself up-to-date with all news and updates through our Facebook Event Page and if you have any specific questions please send an email to ragnarok@no.redbull.com.

Schedule

  • 16:00 – 21:00
    Accreditation* @ Haugastøl Turistsenter

    * If you do not show up for accreditation your place will be given away. No exceptions!

    19:30
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Geilo and Ustaoset to Haugastøl.

    22:00 – 22:15
    Welcome meeting
    22:30
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Haugastøl to Ustaoset and Geilo.

  • 09:00

    Race meeting postponed to Saturday 08:00.

  • 07:15
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Geilo and Ustaoset to Haugastøl.

    08:00
    Race Meeting @ Haugastøl Turistsenter

    If the race is moved to Sunday, we will send a SMS to your registered mobile phone number regarding the changes.

    09:00
    Departure to Race Location
    11:00
    Race Start

    If weather conditions do not allow for the race to go ahead on Friday, it will be moved to Saturday.

    17:00
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Haugastøl to Ustaoset and Geilo. Return shuttle based on return times from race.

    19:30
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Geilo and Ustaoset to Haugastøl.

    20:00
    Banquet dinner @ Haugastøl Turistsenter
    20:45
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Geilo and Ustaoset to Haugastøl.

    22:00
    Prize Giving & After Party
    02:00
    Shuttle

    Leaving from Haugastøl to Ustaoset and Geilo.

  • Departure Day

    * All times are subject to change.

    ** If weather conditions do not allow for the race to go ahead on Friday, it will be moved to Saturday or Sunday.

  • All times are subject to change.