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Ski Moraloppet and help breast cancer research

Trail conditions and temperatures look to be near perfect for Saturday’s Feb. 1st Moraloppet Ski for the Cause. Proceeds from the race go toward the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for breast cancer.

Skiers can choose to ski either a 21km race or a 10.5km race or a 5km tour. The course is on portions of the Vasaloppet race course at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center and is part of the Vasaloppet Winter Race Series.

The registration fee is $25. Skiers can register online here or on race day at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.

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Vasaloppet volunteers honored at art show

The Many Faces of Vasaloppet sculpture project was on display at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center May 17-18. Visitors were able to see the aluminum casting of over 150 Vasaloppet volunteers as well as meet the artist, Keith Ravio and others who have assisted in the two-year project. The future vision is to have all the castings in a permanent outdoor display to honor the volunteer spirit of Vasaloppet USA.

16km of manufactured snow now on race course, more coming this week

The Vasaloppet Snow Farmers continued to make good progress on the Vasaloppet race course and cold temperatures have provided them with ample piles of manufactured snow from snowmaking equipment. See video As of Friday evening there is now 16km of manufactured snow covering the Vasaloppet race course. Next week week the Snow Farmers finish-up several small sections of trail before the final grooming on Friday evening for Saturday’s race.

When complete, the entire race course will be built on a solid base of manufactured snow. and provide skiers with marathon-length distance races as well as shorter races.

The race course line-up currently is: The Vasa: three laps for 54km; The Dala: 2 laps for 36 km; The Classic: 2 laps for 42km; The Bell Ringer: tentatively 13km.

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