FEBRUARY 8 - 9 | 2025

Vasaloppet USA:
Spectator Information

Watch the Valaloppet Races From These Key Viewing Locations

Start/Finish Line

The start and finish line on Union Street is an action-packed spot. Not only are there lots of skiers to watch, the brightly dressed Kranskulla’s (wreath girls) are a cheery bunch to witness. For the casual spectator, many downtown businesses and restaurants will gladly welcome visitors looking to warm up, do a little shopping or grab a hot meal.

The Vasa Hills

This section of the trail winds back and forth —all within view of a nearby field. This area has a large, designated parking area that is easy to access. Take Highway 65 north about two miles, and turn west onto 220th Ave. You will see the parking area on the south side of the road. 

The Nordic Center

The Nordic Center is easily accessible by car, but can be a little busy with volunteers operating a soup stop. Be advised the ski trail crosses 9th Street. Drivers can avoid it by approaching the Nordic Center from the west along 9th Street. You can also park at the Mora Elementary School to walk to a viewing area at the Nordic Center.  

Library/Lake Mora

This area shows a long view of skiers headed across the lake to the sound of the Bell Tower, while still being close enough to downtown to grab lunch. Need a break? The Mora Public Library basement is the location of this year’s Vasaloppet Art Show. It’s a great place to rest, warm up and see the works of local artists.

Discover the Excitement of Vasaloppet USA

Whether you are skiing in the races, joining us as a spectator, or helping out as a volunteer we have all the information you need to prepare for the Vasaloppet weekend!