Kainuu Ski O Week

Skiorienteering competition in Puolanka in December 2023

Welcome to Kainuu, Puolanka skiorienteering week

Kainuu Ski O Week, skiorienteering competition in Puolanka Paljakka and Honkavaara 11.-17. December 2023.

Update 23.12.2023

WRE results are finally updated to Eventor 21.12.2023. There were some technical problems in system and not because of organizers. Some new photos updated to Facebook.

Organizers want to thank you all the participants and volunteers and whish Merry Christmas to all!


Categories for men and women (H/D21) with great money awards for the four first.
Open race for H/D 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80.

Open races A/B: There will be open race A/B (kuntosarja) for limited participants and time. Start will be shortly after all competition categories have left the start. Time is limited because we need get also all open race participants out of the woods before the dark home. Price will be 15€/adult, 10€/young-child for a day. (You need to pay rent also for Emitag if you don’t have own) Registrations at the info before the start.

Emitag will be used for punching. Registration closed for the competition.

 START LIST/ RESULTS NOTE! WRE start lists have been updated 9.12. according to world ranking lists.

Instructions/Final Bulletin available



There is training possibility with ski orienteering tracks in Kapustakangas (Paltamontie 30) near Puolanka center. Maps can be buyed and fetched from Paltamontie 39A at Fri 5-6pm, Sat 10-12am, Sun 10-12am. In case some other time is needed for fetching the maps you can try to call to Maaret. Price for the map is 10€. Note that there are no control flags but control points are marked with red-white ribbons.

 See Bulletin updated 26.11.


Mon Dec 11, Wed & Thu Dec 13.-14., 2023 Event One, Two and Three

 First event of the week, middle race will be held in Latvankylä Puolanka. 

Also second and third event will be held in same place. Those are WRE races with sprint and middle race.

 Event center is on top of the hill and one of the snowiest place in Finland. This area will serve as spare center to other events also. 

Location: Latvankylä, Puolanka

Tue Dec 12, 2023

Rest day (Training/Reserve day)

Fri Dec 15, 2023

Rest day (Training/ Reserve day)

Sat & Sun Dec 16.-17., 2023 Event Four and Five

Fourth and Fifth events of the week near Puolanka center in Honkavaara ski center. Middle and long race with mass start. 

Location: Honkavaara, Puolanka

Paljakka skicenter

 Paljakka skicenter can be used for skiing/training for the whole week.

Location: Paljakka, Puolanka


H/D 21: 1. 2500€, 2. 1500€, 3. 700€, 4. 300€ for the overall race. 100€ for the winner of each event.

Open race: Events one to four there will be lottery for participants with completed results. For the overall race three best will get prize.


Competitors will get point from each event. Winner will be the one with most points.

Old maps

Collaborative partners

Hiihtosuunnistuksen ystävä



Lakeresort Paljakka

Pororajan majoitus

B&B Aittoranta

Sokos Hotels

Caravan areas

Pororajan majoitus


Maaret Märsynaho

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