The Americans are handing the relay over to the Norwegians.
During the Closing Banquet, the Chief of Competition in Minneapolis, Nels E. Dyste, deliver on the WMA Flag to the representative of Øystre Slidre Idrettslag, the next years organizer, Ernst Løksa. The Masters World Cup in 2019 will take place in Beitostølen, Norway from 6th to 15th of March and the organizer are planning for 1200 participants from
over 25 nations.
At the moment there are 1,60 meters of snow in Beitostølen and very good skiconditions. «We are looking forward to see all the athletes taking part in Minneapolis here next year in Beitostølen, and if everyone of you taking with you a friend we will easily reach our goal on 1200 participants!», says a enthusiastic Secretary General, Erik Østli, in Beitostølen.
Beitostølen is a small village up in the Norwegian mountains, well known for its capability to organize sports-events in different types of sports. Since 1985 we have organized the norvegian season opening in cross country every year, as a three days competition fully covered by the Norwegian national Broadcaster, NRK.
The company, Øystre Slidre Idrettsarrangement AS, is fully owned by the local sports club, Øystre Slidre Idrettslag, to organize sports events. The sports club also owns Beitostølen Stadion AS, which owns and maintain the ski-stadium. The last five years we have stored snow over summer under saw-dust, and guarantee 5 K cross-country competition tracks from November 1st every year.
Beitostølen, Øystre Slidre Community, Norway
820 m above sea level