FAQ

Q: I have never raced before, is that a problem?
A: No, not at all! In 2019 we had a number of skiers who were trying cross-country skiing for the first time. The purpose of the event is to introduce ski racing to people with a wide variety of skills and experience. Get involved and join!
Q: How should my company select team members?
A: Companies are selecting teams in a variety of ways, including:
  • arranging trial races to select the fastest skiers
  • alternating participation from year to year (the Corporate Cup is intended to be an annual event)
  • selecting employees that have a particular interest in the event seminar content
  • selecting employees that have performed well on a nominated company project
  • drawing names out of a hat!
Q: Can my team participate in just the grand slalom, or just the cross-country (classic), events?
A: No. Teams must participate in both races to be eligible for prizes.
Q: How much does participation cost?
A: Standard price (Banks, Law Firms, Consultancies, etc.) 14,900 NOK (+MVA) per person, Corporates and Start-ups 11,900 (+MVA) per person.
Q: What is included in the participation fee?
A: The participation fee includes:
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Norefjell Five Star Hotel & Spa, in a luxury 3 person suite
  • Participation in the Friday and Saturday seminar program
  • Participation in the skiing racing program (Friday GS and Saturday cross-country)
  • Ski passes for Friday
  • Entrance to the Apres After-Ski Event on Friday evening (with complimentary evening tapas)
  • Attendance at the Gala Awards Dinner (including a 3 course dinner, wine and entertainment)
Q: Is it possible to participate and use alternative accommodation?
A: Yes, but unfortunately it is not possible to reduce the price to accommodate this alternative. We encourage all participants to lodge together as a team at the Norefjell Hotel & Spa
Q: I cannot join for the whole event, can I pay less and only join for part?
A: You may join for some or all of the events. However, unfortunately the price is a package and it is not possible to reduce the price for individual arrangements.
Q: How many teams can a company register?
A: There is no limit on the number of teams you may register.
Q: Is the cross country event classic or skating style?
A: The cross country will be a classic style event.
Q: Is it important to register an equal number of male and female teams?
A: Yes. We strongly encourage gender diversity in the selection and registration of teams.
Q: Can my company participate with males and females in the same team?
Yes, but the event is based on gender diversity so we encourage a balance of male and female participation. If you are not able to field a female team it is possible to register a mixed team as part of the male competition.
Q: One of our team members needs to cancel, can I substitute another person?
A: Yes. Please send us an email and request the change by providing the substitute’s details.
Q: What is the dress code for the events?
A: The seminars and Apres Ski event will be whatever you are comfortable wearing in the mountains. The Gala Awards dinner will have a theme that will be announced shortly.
Q: I have particular dietary requirements for the Gala Awards Dinner, who can I inform?
A: Please inform the hotel when you check in. They will accommodate various dietary needs.
Q: I am not comfortable sharing a suite with the other people in my team, can I book a separate room?
A: Yes. The hotel also offers double rooms for an additional nightly fee. Please send us an email with your request and we will provide cost and payment details.
Q: If the event is cancelled will I get my money back?
A: Norefjell is chosen for its reliable snow conditions in January and normally opens for skiing in November. However, if the event is cancelled for any unforeseen circumstances you will receive a full refund.

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