Saturday, January 6 | 2024

First Chance Ski Race

Get ready for the ski season with the very first ski race of the year.

Ring in the New Year in Mora, Minnesota!

The first chance ski race is held the first Saturday of January every year, at the Nordic Ski Center in Mora. It is a super fun way to celebrate the new year and to get ready for the upcoming ski races throughout the upper Midwest.
  • Two distance options: 5km or 10km
  • Freestyle ski race with tracks for classic skiers
  • Prizes are awarded to the top three men and top three women finishers for each race
  • Registration is $40 through 12/31/23 or $45 on the morning of the race
Course map and registration will be available in December 2023.

First Chance Ski Race Contact Information

This event is brought to you by Vasaloppet USA. For more information about the First Chance Ski Race, or to volunteer, contact Vasaloppet USA at or call the office at 320-679-2629

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