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Maps detail difference in Saturday’s race courses

Skiers entered in The Classic Race this Saturday will follow a slightly different course than the Vasa and Dala Races. VASA/DALA. THE CLASSIC. THE BELL RINGER/TEAM. The Classic is now only a 2 lap race but still is 42km since it uses several “classic-only” sections of trail. The Bell Ringer and The Team course is at 13.5k this year and is a single lap race.. The Vasa and Dala run on the same course. The Vasa is a 3 lap race at 54km and the Dala is 2 laps for 36km.

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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