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2021 Vasaloppet Virtual Event Option

Ski the race at your convenience, on the trails of your choice, anytime between Jan. 30 – Feb. 14

Skiers, who may be uncomfortable participating in the Vasaloppet USA in-person race due to COVID-19, can now sign-up for the 2021 Vasaloppet Virtual Event.
The Vasaloppet Virtual Event allows skiers:
  • the convenience of skiing the race at any time between January 30th and February 14th
  • the flexibility to ski any ski trail they choose–including the Nordic Center trails in Mora. Note: The Nordic Center Trails are not available for the virtual race Feb.12-14
  • receive the official 2021 Vasaloppet USA race bib by mail. (Register early so you can wear it when you ski!).
  • receive credit for completing the 2021 Vasaloppet USA ski race and receive their completion medal by mail.
  • Choose among all of our race distances including: the Vasa freestyle 50 km; the Dala freestyle 35 km,the Classic 44 km classic only or the Bell Ringer 13 km freestyle.
Here’s how it works:
  1. Register online right here for the virtual race of your choice
  2. We will mail to you your ski bib, finishers medal, and other instructions
  3. Ski your race in the allotted time frame, keeping track of your time on the course
  4. When you’ve completed your ski race, email your time to us at information@vasaloppet.us and we will enter it into the official 2021 race results
  5. Pat yourself on the back and celebrate a job well done!
Please note that virtual skiers are not eligible to earn Dala Horse trophies, so we thank you for your understanding.
For skiers who have already registered to ski in person here in Mora on February 13th and 14th, but would like to change to the virtual option, this too can be accommodated. Simply email the Vasaloppet office at information@vasaloppet.us with your request and we will happliy make the switch for you. Please be aware that once you have transferred to the virtual race, you will not be able to switch back to the in-person race. Transfers from the Virtual Race to the In-Person race are not allowed.
The Vasaloppet USA ski race plans continue to evolve taking into consideration the health and safety of all, so please stay tuned to our website for the most updated information.
Stay safe. Be Well. And as always, we wish you Happy Trails.

We’re Hiring! Join the Vasaloppet USA Team

Unique part time/seasonal employment opportunity

Vasaloppet USA Race Coordinator

This could be the perfect position for the right community-minded individual. The Vasaloppet Race Coordinator is responsible for organizational functions and providing a professional, welcoming first contact to skiers and general public.  In addition to interpersonal skills, Coordinator needs to be: organized and self-motivated, have ability to work on own initiative, experience dealing directly with customers, be able to work under pressure, knowledgeable of IT (databases, MS Office, spreadsheets, email, web etc.), and possesses good writing skills.

Basic bookkeeping knowledge is helpful but not required.

This position is highly seasonal ranging from very few hours during spring and summer months to full time leading up to the early February race.

To apply or for more details send resume to:

 information@vasaloppet.us.

A Celebration Tent Full of Fun.

Vasaloppet Week is here! We are kicking off the festivities this Thursday, February 6th 5pm – 8pm with A Taste of Vasaloppet Craft Beverage Tasting. Enjoy 50-plus different craft beverages from local wineries, breweries, spirits, and cidery. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Buy tickets online or stop by the Vasaloppet office.

Friday we have a warm welcome for the community and skiers. Three different artists performing, starting at 5pm – 6pm with Tawni and Barb, singing and strumming the ukulele; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Jacob and Friends of Mora playing ’50s rock; and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm the comedy and musical act of Ole and Lena take the stage. Skier packet pick-up will be open, free and open to all with food and beverages available for purchase. Fun for the whole family.

Many activities are planned for this week so be sure to take a look at the entire schedule of events.

A huge THANK YOU to the entire community of Mora and all of the volunteers who make this all possible.

Happy Trails to you!

2020 Trail Maps

Our amazing trail team have been working all year long, planning and preparing the trails for the 2020 races. Here is a glimpse of the race trails, starting in downtown Mora, proceeding north up to the Nordic Center Complex where the trail is full of fun hills and curves through the forest and fields, then finishing in downtown Mora. Happy Trails to you all!

The Classic (Classic only) 44 km. Two laps.

Saturday February 8th 10:00 am

 

The Vasa Freestyle (50 km) Two Laps.

Saturday February 8th 10:15 am

 

The Dala Freestyle (34 km)

Saturday February 8th 10:15 am

 

The Bell Ringer Freestyle or The Team Freestyle (13 km). One lap.

Saturday February 8th 12:30 pm

 

Sunday Classic 20 km

Sunday February 9th 8:30 am

 

Skijoring 4 km

Sunday February 9th 11:00 am

 

Skijoring 10 km

Sunday February 9th 11:00 am

 

Fat Vasa Fat Tire – 30 km two laps; 15 km one lap

Sunday February 9th 11:30 am

 

Miniloppet 1 km

Sunday February 9th 1:30 pm

 

Miniloppet 4 km

Sunday February 9th 1:30 pm

Fat Vasa Race Course and Sunday February 9th Race Schedule Changes

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.

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