The Nordic Center building is now open. However, due to COVID, the building is restricted to a maximum of 6 people. The wax room is also available but limited to one person or multiple people if they are from the same family. Nordic Center trails are now groomed after the snowfall during the past several days. Several area, like the Ridge Trail and Bowling Alley, will be groomed later on Saturday.
The Vasaloppet online fundraiser opened Saturday morning with flurry of bidding. Bidders face numerous choices; over 125 items are listed on auction. The Online auction runs through noon next Saturday, Jan. 23. The online fundraising event takes the place of the traditional in-person annual Vasaloppet banquet and fundraiser, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. Register to bid here.
Online registration for the Feb. 6 Moraloppet Ski for the Cause is now open. Register here.
The Moraloppet offers a choice of 21km and 10.5km races as well as a 5km tour and proceeds go to the Susan Love Foundation for great cancer research.
Besides individual race registrations, teams are invited to participate and persons who are not interested in skiing may make donations.
The annual Miniloppet children’s race has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 6 due to Covid restriction on Vasaloppet race weekend. The race will start at 1:30 pm and the start and finish will at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center. The race offers options of a 7km, 4km, and 1.5 km races. 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 1:15pm on race day. Register Here.
Race organizers revamp race to meet State COVID-19 rules
The Vasaloppet board of directors recently approved their COVID-19 plan for the 2021 Vasaloppet USA ski race February 13-14. The plan calls for holding the race on the Vasaloppet Nordic Center trails system as in recent years. The plan also outlines significant changes in the race to meet state and local COVID-19 guidelines.
What hasn’t changed is the warm and welcoming hospitality of the Community of Mora that skiers have come to love.
We look forward to seeing you in Mora
for the 49thVasaloppet USA Feb. 13-14