Vuokatti, Finland, 10-17 December 2014

What better way to kick off the World Cup season than with a stop at the popular trails of Vuokatti, Finland.

With a total of 150km of unspoilt routes, athletes are treated to a challenging course through the heart of Sotkamo.

Located next to the Vuokatti Sports Institute, where Finland’s best cross-country and biathlon skiers come to train at the innovative underground ski tunnel as well as on the trails all year round, the town of Vuokatti is one of the regular hosts of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup.

Athletes will compete across all distances of biathlon and in cross-country middle and sprint races, ahead of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, USA, from 23 January - 1 February.