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Our trail team has configured the maps for all of the races for the 2018 Vasaloppet race. All of the trails are in suburb condition and really fun, with lots of hills and curves. Here is a sky-view look of all of the race trails this year.
The Vasa and The Dala
Here is the course for these two races. The Vasa Freestyle will
be three laps for a total length of 52 K. The Dala Freestyle will be two laps for a total length of 35 K. On Saturday, February 10, The Vasa will start at 10:15 and The Dala will start at 10:30 am in downtown Mora.
The Classic will be starting in downtown Mora, heading out on the Eastern-most side of the blue line across Lake Mora on the map, then will complete three laps on the yellow line on the map, returning todowntown Mora across the lake on Western-most side of the blue line. The Classic will be a total length of 42 K. On Saturday February 10, The Classic will start at 10:00 am in downtown Mora.
The Bell Ringer and The Team
And if you’re wondering about what the trails look like, just take a look at this. You can also take a look at the trails LIVE 24/17 on our webcam too.
So what are you waiting for? Register online right here right now. It’s that easy. See you on the trails!
The trail team examines every inch of the Mora Course.
Considering that Mother Nature has been stingy and unreliable with natural snowfall over the past several years, the trail team recognized the need to have a trail system that is not dependent on waiting to see what Ma Nature will do. So the team went to work this summer and meticulously cleared, trimmed, and expanded the network of trails at the Nordic Center.
While we always hope that there will be ample snow to hold the race on the legacy course, the trail team has fulfilled the vision of having an equally fun and challenging course, through the woods with lots of hills and turns, right here in Mora.
With the purchase of snow-making equipment a couple of years ago, and an army of farmer volunteers, the Mora Course is not only a reliable option, it is a superb trail system. Never again, will the Vasaloppet be held on Knife Lake as a back-up plan for low snow years.
Today, the Mora course is a 17km loop, and that loop continues to grow and expand. High five to the trail team who have made this vision a reality.
The 2018 Mora Course
Vasaloppet race 2017 RESULTS
Every year, the Vasaloppet is only possible because of the incredible efforts of the hundreds of volunteers from the community of Mora. Here are some of the kind words from happy skiers who participated in the race this year. The community of Mora ROCKS!
“The volunteers and the town and trails just make it such a special race. It’s easy to see the town takes pride in it.”
“Thank you for the great race. I haven’t done it for a few years but will make sure I do it every year. A lot of memories from of my dad doing it long ago.”
“It was a pleasure and thrill to ski this year’s Vasaloppet! Many other skiers enjoyed and appreciated it too!”
“Thanks for another race!”
“Thank you for all your efforts. Must have taken every single person that lives in Mora to pull this off!!!”
“Super racing, great race course and most of all, fun!!!”
“I want to give you and all the Vasaloppet folks a big shout out for the great event you put on Sunday under very challenging conditions.”
“The race was great-I heard nothing but positive comments from everyone I talked to.”
“I want to thank you and all your volunteers for a wonderful event.”
“Thank you again for putting on such a well-run event.”
“A big thank you for pulling off the 14k loop. I can’t imagine the man house that were put in to haul that snow. In addition to the overall coverage there were numerous spots on the classic trail where snow was meticulously hand shoveled in the trans to cover some dirty spots. Please relay my thanks to the trail crew.”
“Thanks for putting on a fantastic race. The course was in really good condition considering the lack of snow.”
“Thank you very much for putting on a great race on Saturday. I know that Mother Nature did not cooperate, but you still managed to pull off a very enjoyable race. The course was great and the main street start and finish was a nice touch.”
“Thank you for the great race and the monumental effort to create a trail for us skiers! The trail was excellent, clean, and challenging!”