Frequently Asked Questions

When are the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo going to take place?
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will take place from the 24th of February to the 6th of March 2011.

How can I become a voluntary official?
Go to www.oslo2011.no and click on “volunteer”, and you will find all the information you need.
 
Which disciplines are part of the WSC in 2011?
There will be 21 disciplines in cross-country, Nordic combined and ski jumping. The final schedule, to be determined by FIS, will be released in June 2010. For temporarily programme, go here.
 
Is biathlon a discipline in the World Ski Championships?
No, biathlon will not be part of the WSC since the International Biathlon Union does not come under FIS.
 
Where will the events take place?
All the disciplines will take place at Holmenkollen’s new national arena, which consists of the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill (K 120/HS 134), the Midtstubakken ski jumping hill (K 95/HS 106) and the cross-country arena. The official medal ceremonies will take place at the University Square in Oslo city centre.
 
When can I buy tickets for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2011?
Ticket sales will start in September. If you like to receive our latest news by e-mail, including tickets sales, please sign up for our electronic newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
 
How and where can I buy tickets?
Keep checking www.oslo2011.no for information about ticket sales. There will be several ticket sales outlets through Billettservice, our ticket partner.
 
Will you offer camping facilities in the Holmenkollen arena?
Yes, we will take care of the Holmenkollen tradition of camping in Marka. Tent spaces will be organised in the recreational area adjacent to the national arena. Follow us on www.oslo2011.no for more spesific information regarding camping. You can also read this camping article  related to the World Cup at Holmenkollen in March 2010. Most likely will do a lot of the same things.

When will the Holmenkollen National Arena be finished?
The arena will be totally finished during autumn 2010.
 
Why is it important to host a World Ski Championships in Oslo?
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will ensure a much needed upgrade of the ski arena at Holmenkollen, so that future generations will be able to enjoy it as well. We will also have a unique chance to maintain our country’s standing as a skiing and spectator nation, as well as an opportunity to market ourselves abroad. After all, Holmenkollen is one of the best known sporting arenas in the world.