The 55th Ridderweek – 2018

The 55th Ridderweek, will take place from March 11th until March 18th 2018. 

Ridderrennet is the worlds largest annual winter sports week for people who are visual impaired and disabled.

Erling Stordahl

Erling Stordahl started the first Ridderrenn in 1964, with 57 participants. The Ridderrenn were only for blind skiers. Today, we have a full week of winter- and skiing activities/competitions, for all classes of visually and mobility disabled persons. The lower age limit is 15 years – Upper age: no limits!

In 2018 we expect about 450-500 disabled skiers from many countries participating in different competitions at Beitostølen.

We are proud of the fact that both beginners and paralympic medal winners find this week attractive and challenging. The result is mutual motivation and inspiration.

Ski facilities

Beitostølen is known for its outstanding skiing facilities. You train and compete biathlon and cross country skiing in the adapted ski tracks at the Beitostølen Health Sport Center (BHSS). The downill and snowboard training and competitions are in the OLAlift.


Our guides are students from different colleges in Norway. The assignment and training of guides are governed by the Norwegian School of sport sciences. The guides will assist you in training and competitions. If you need more assistance, you need to bring your own guide.

How to registrate?

The registration for the Ridderweek 2018 will start September 4th 2017.

Picture of a female sit skier