Tour de Ski 2024: All the Dates, Distances and Facts.

December 21, 2023
The Tour de Ski is designed to be the ultimate test of skills, versatility, endurance and perseverance!

7 stages in 9 days and 3 locations. On the menu there are races of all sorts: skate, classic, sprint, distance, and the iconic brutal climb up Alpe Cermis in Val di Fiemme (ITA).

The Tour de Ski is an annual highlight for many racers, but in a season with no major international championships, the prestigious stage race becomes even more important. 

The schedule for the 18th edition of the FIS cross-country stage race features 7 stages in 9 days and as with all the previous 17 editions of the Tour de Ski, there will be blood, sweat, tears, duels and drama before the overall winners receive their trophies.

See complete schedule day by day below

The Tour de Ski is designed to be the ultimate test of skills, versatility, endurance and perseverance. Over the course of the various stages, skiers face both sprints, distance races, mass start and individual start events in both skate and classic technique. It all leads to the brutal finish of the competition with the infamous final stage up the alpine run Alpe Cermis. 

For several of the Madshus racers, the Tour de Ski carries a little extra novelty: 

Harald Østberg Amundsen (NOR), who was ninth overall in his first Tour de Ski two years ago, is super excited about the upcoming stage race. 

“In my head, the Tour de Ski is super important. It's a concept that I find really exciting, and the Tour schedule for this season should fit my strengths to a T. The first time I did the Tour, I was ninth overall, but that's two years ago and I've come a long way since then,” says the 25-year-old, and continues: 

“In order to excel in the Tour de Ski, you have to handle everything from sprints to distance events, and all the different formats. I have done pretty well in sprint races lately, and I've improved my classic technique a lot, two areas that I've put a lot of effort into and that are key in order to challenge the overall favorites. I think I'm in a position to do that now, and that fires me up a lot.”

Ben Ogden (USA) posted his best-ever result in a World Cup individual race during the Tour de Ski last year. In brutal conditions on day three of the 2023 Tour de Ski, the 22-year-old from Vermont was 6th in the 10-kilometer classic race in Oberstdorf (GER).

And finally, Edvin Anger (SWE) is looking at his first go at the Tour de Ski. Last year, the 21-year-old was named to the Swedish team to the 2023 World Championships just days before the Tour. He therefore opted to sit out the stage race in order to prepare for his first major championship at the elite level. 

All about the final climb of Alpe Cermis
The brutal Alpe Cermis signature stage of the Tour de Ski has been a part of the stage race since the very first Tour de Ski edition, back in 2007. 

The final stage of the 2024 Tour de Ski is a little more than eight kilometers. The course starts at the World Cup stadium in Val di Fiemme. After a lap on the World Cup trails, the course joins the Marcialonga trail for about five kilometers down the valley before making a hard left. During the final 2.5 kilometers of the stage, the course climbs more than 400 meters. 

Here is what you need to know
The 2024 Tour de Ski starts in Toblach (ITA) on December 30, and concludes in Val di Fiemme (ITA) on January 7. 

Photo by: Nordic Focus

2024 Tour de Ski schedule, location and event/ format
December 30: Toblach, (ITA) – Sprint Freestyle
December 31: Toblach, (ITA) – 10km Classic interval start
January 1: Toblach, (ITA) – 20km Freestyle pursuit
January 3: Davos, (SUI) – Sprint Freestyle
January 4: Davos, (SUI) – 20km Classic pursuit
January 6: Val di Fiemme, (ITA) – 15km Classic mass start
January 7: Val di Fiemme, (ITA) – 10km Freestyle, Alpe Cermis hill climb

FACTS: Tour de Ski

  • Established for the 2006/2007 season, this is the 18th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski
  • 7 stages in 9 days and 3 locations
  • Last season, the FIS introduced a new points system and increased the prize money
  • Winners now earn 300 World Cup points for the overall victory, while stage winners earn 50 World Cup points and winners of the sprint qualifiers earn 15 World Cup points. Accordingly, racers can earn a maximum of 680 World Cup points if they win all the stages and qualifiers in the Tour. 
  • A total of 326,000 Swiss Francs will be awarded in prize money, equally distributed between men and women.

Photo by: Nordic Focus