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First Chance Race – Saturday January 1, 2022

Celebrate the new year with the first ski race of 2022. The race will be at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center in Mora. Specifics of the race course and length will be determined as the snowmaking season progresses. More news to follow.
This race is not only a fun way to kick off the ski season, it also provides skiers the opportunity to get in some training for the 2022 ski race season. The race begins at 11 am at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, Minnesota.
Registration is $20 through December 31, 2021, or $30 on the morning of the race.

Snowmaking Season Has Arrived.

We are delighted to see that Mother Nature has kicked off the snowmaking season with the first, measurable snowfall. Now our incredible team of volunteer snow farmers will pick up the pace as they get ready to assemble and fire up the snowmaking operation.

The great news is that you too can help with the snowmaking. Snowmaking is an expensive operation and your donations are greatly appreciated. This Thursday 11/18 is Give to the Max Day, a one-day “giving holiday” and we hope you will consider donating to our snowmaking campaign just as the snowmaking season is beginning.

Vasaloppet USA is a 501(c)3 organization so all contributions are tax deductible, plus 100% of the proceeds will be used to cover operating expenses including equipment maintenance, electricity, gasoline, and other out-of-pocket costs, so our trail team volunteers can prepare an amazing ski trail system at the Nordic Center for all to enjoy throughout the entire ski season as well as for our 50th ski race.

Let the ski season begin.

50th Anniversary Special Orders.

Here are two, special-order items, honoring the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Vasaloppet USA. Two really fun items for you to enjoy:

Special-edition Dala horse – In honor of the 50th anniversary, take advantage of this special-edition offer of our iconic, Swedish Dala horses, available in four different sizes. Customized as you please, ORDER HERE.

50th Anniversary Customized Tumbler – Add your own name, or company, to this high-quality insulated travel tumbler. Available in two different colors, black or blue and you may customize them as you please, ORDER HERE. 

Be sure to order your special-edition Dala Horses or tumbler now. Ordering closes November 29, 2021.


THANK YOU Community of Mora!

Your Online Auction Items are ready for Pick Up at Headquarters.

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the fundraiser for our 50th ski race. We made a lot of changes this year, and we appreciate all of your support.

For those of you who won your online auction items, they are ready for you to pick up at the Vasaloppet office. This week, here are the office hours, so stop on in, say “hi” to Sharon and pick up your winnings.

Monday 10/18, 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 10/19, Noon – 7 pm
Wednesday 10/20, Noon – 7 pm
Thursday 10/21 6:30 am – 4 pm
Friday 10/22 7:00 am  – 1 pm
Monday 10/25 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 10/26 Noon – 7pm
Thursday 10/28 9am – 4pm

If you have any questions, just give Sharon a call in the office at 320-679-2629 and she will be happy to help you. We look forward to you joining us for the 50th Vasaloppet USA ski race in February 2022.

Trails Open to All, Vasaloppet and Birkie Virtual Skiers Welcome.


The trails at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center are open for all to enjoy. We welcome all Vasaloppet AND all Birkie virtual skiers! While trails are open to the public and there are no fees, we would greatly appreciate your donation to help maintain the trails and facilities. There are donation boxes at the Nordic Center, or you can make an online donation right here.

You can still register for any of the Vasaloppet virtual ski events through March 6th. You will need to complete your virtual ski race by March 7th. Even if you have already skied in any of the in-person Vasaloppet ski races, you can still sign up for any of the virtual ski events as well. Heck, why not add another race to your list of accomplishments?! While you will not earn a Dala Horse trophy, you will receive a finishers medal for that race.

Register here for the 2021 virtual Vasaloppet ski races.

Happy Trails to you!

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