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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.
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
In-person Trail Run with COVID precautions
The Swedish Mile Trail Run is an adventure trail race through the beautiful fall colors of the Vasaloppet Nordic Center trails in Mora Minnesota. Experience the trails before the Snow Farmers begin “Planting” this years’ crop and help raise funds to support their efforts.
October 10, 2020
11:00am Start Register Here
The annual Swedish Mile Trail Race is a 10K timed trail race and a 5K fun run to raise money for snow-making operations at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center.
Unique part time/seasonal employment opportunity
Vasaloppet USA Race Coordinator
This could be the perfect position for the right community-minded individual. The Vasaloppet Race Coordinator is responsible for organizational functions and providing a professional, welcoming first contact to skiers and general public. In addition to interpersonal skills, Coordinator needs to be: organized and self-motivated, have ability to work on own initiative, experience dealing directly with customers, be able to work under pressure, knowledgeable of IT (databases, MS Office, spreadsheets, email, web etc.), and possesses good writing skills.
Basic bookkeeping knowledge is helpful but not required.
This position is highly seasonal ranging from very few hours during spring and summer months to full time leading up to the early February race.
To apply or for more details send resume to:
Regional races band together to plan for 2021 race season
Video of first working group meeting July 21.
Vasaloppet committee begins COVID-19 planning for 2021 Vasaloppet in Mora
The Vasaloppet USA along with the American Birkebeiner, the City of Lakes Loppet, the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Great Bear Chase, and the Sisu Ski Fest have formed a cooperative working group to develop plans on how to safely hold their scheduled ski races in 2021. Video of first working group meeting July 21.
The Vasaloppet, as with most of the races, plans to hold the regularly scheduled races with necessary changes to assure the safety of skiers and volunteers. A COVID-19 Vasaloppet committee is meeting to determine this changes.
All the events involved in the regional race working group say while they are committed to holding races, skiers should expect some significant changes due to COVID-19.
Registration for Vasaloppet USA 2021 is open now. Be sure to register before the fees increase on September 1, 2020.