Trail conditions and temperatures look to be near perfect for Saturday’s Feb. 1st Moraloppet Ski for the Cause. Proceeds from the race go toward the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for breast cancer.
Skiers can choose to ski either a 21km race or a 10.5km race or a 5km tour. The course is on portions of the Vasaloppet race course at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center and is part of the Vasaloppet Winter Race Series.
The registration fee is $25. Skiers can register online here or on race day at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.
Due to unseasonably warm weather and high water, the river crossings for the Fat Vasa bike race are not frozen making it not possible to cross the rivers on the Fat Vasa trail. Therefore, we will hold the Fat Vasa on the groomed trails at the Nordic center. The course will be one or two loops around a 15 km course and we will start both races together at 11:30 on Lake Mora.
To accommodate this change, the Sunday race schedule has been slightly changed. Here are the new start times for the Sunday February 9, 2020 races:
8:30 a.m. – Sunday Classic 20 km ski race (no change in start time)
10:00 am – Spark Races (no change)
11:00 a.m. Mora Skijoring (30 minutes earlier)
11:30 a.m. Fat Vasa Fat Tire race 15 km and 30 km (new start times and new course length)
1:30 pm Miniloppet (no change)
We look forward to seeing you here in Mora for Vasaloppet weekend.
The annual Lanternloppet hosted by the Mora Ski Club will be held at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center beginning at dusk Saturday, January 25.
There’s plenty of lanterns to light your way throughout the evening. There’s also bonfires in several locations for roasting brats and marshmallows.
The event is splendored the the Mora Ski Club. The event is free of charge, but donations to the club are welcomed.
Vasaloppet USA’s board of directors have added a 20km Classic Race to the 2020 race event schedule. The Classic 2okm will be held on Sunday, February 9 beginning at 8:30 am. The race will start and finish in downtown Mora. Awards will go to the top three male and female finishers. Registration is $25. The Classic 20km will be followed by the Fat Tire, Skijoring and Miniloppet events on Sunday. REGISTER
Mark your calendar to ski the 2020 Vasaloppet Winter Race Series
First Chance: Jan. 4, 15km & 5km
Moraloppet: Feb. 1, 10km,20km races & 10km Tour
Vasaloppet Weekend: Feb. 8-9
54km,32km, 42km Classic, 13km
Last Chance Race: Date TBD