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Snake River Canoe Race is on for May 1


The Snake River Canoe Race is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 and but will implement a number of changes to follow State Covid guidelines. The race will follow the traditional course: starting at the County Road 3 Bridge northeast of Mora and finishing as usual on the west side of Mora. Online registration will be available beginning March 15.


Moraloppet Ski for the Cause is Canceled.

UPDATE 3/10/21

We are sad to say that the 2021 Moraloppet Ski for the Cause has been canceled.

Due to the rain and warm weather, the trails at the Nordic Center are no longer viable to hold a ski race.

For those who have made donations to the Susan Love Foundation, we thank you and your donations will still be going to the organization.

For those of you who have registered for this year’s Moraloppet, you have  three options: 1.) hold your registration for the 2022 Moraloppet 2.) Donate your registration fees to the Vasaloppet and Dr. Susan Love Foundation or 3.) Request a refund for your registration fee. Contact the Vasaloppet office via email at with your preference.

This is been a very challenging year on many levels. We thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the trails next year.


UPDATE 2/28/21: The Moraloppet event has been rescheduled to Saturday March 20th and will proceed as planned at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center, same time, and same distances, beginning at 11:00 am.

The event offers  10.5 & 21km  races as well as a 5km tour.

Although the race will be a mass start, starting area is set so skiers  can maintain the required minimum six-foot social distancing.

COVID restrictions will also prevent an awards ceremony and pre-race access to the Nordic Center. Awards will be given to the overall first, second and third place finishers. The will be no age class awards this year.

Registration is available only online and will be open until 10:45am on the day of the event. Skiers, who are accustomed to registering via a paper registration on race morning, can use their mobile phones or a tablet to register when they arrive at the Nordic Center. Register Here

Part of your registration, plus other contributions, will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

The start and finish is at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.

Miniloppet RESCHEDULED to Saturday, Feb. 20th 1:30 pm at Mora Elementary School.

The annual Miniloppet children’s race, originally planned to take place on Saturday 2/6 has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 20th due to Covid restriction on Vasaloppet race weekend and due to frigid weather forecast for Saturday February 6th.

The race will start at 1:30 pm and the start and finish will at the Mora Elementary School. There are four race distances from which to choose: 500 meter, 1 km meter, 3.5 km and 7km distances. The race is not timed and each participants receives a race bib and completion medal. Please note that because of COVID safety concerns, registration is available ONLY online this year. Registration is now open and will close at 1:00pm on race day. REGISTER HERE. 

Here are the specifics for the Miniloppet race:

  • Parking will be at the Welia Health Center parking lot by the Mora Elementary School.
  • Miniloppet will take place on on Mora Elementary school property and portions of the Vasaloppet ski race course.
  • Packet pick up at the Red Ski building (red shed), which is behind the Welia Health Center by the new tennis courts. The red shed is near the start of the race.
  • There will not be on-site registration. You must register your child in advance online by going to REGISTER HERE. 
  • Please wear face masks and plan for social distancing
  • Due to COVID-19 we will not have hot chocolate and cookies afterwards. Rather, there will be a table where parents and kids can pick up a pre-packaged snack and a bottle of water for their skier.
  • Medals will be distributed at packet pick up. Parents can place the medal on their child at the finish.
  • There will not be timing or results.
  • The rolling start begins at 1:30p.m. (start when you arrive and are ready to ski.)  Due to COVID there will not be a group start.
  • 9th street will be closed so please access the school parking from the west side on 9th Street.  Follow the detour signs to get to the parking lot.

Ski Trails close early Friday to public skiing

Final course preparations begin Friday  for weekend races

The Vasaloppet ski trails will be closed to the public beginning Friday, Feb. 19th in preparation for the ski races on Saturday and Sunday. Please respect the effort to prepare the best possible race course and stay off the the trails on Friday. Besides skiing, this includes walking as well as fat bikes. Ski wax testing is available on Lake Mora. Public skiing will resume late Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, The Vasaloppet ski trails continue to be in very good to excellent conditions for skiers visiting the Nordic Center on Wednesday and Thursday.


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