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Dec.31-Jan.3
CancelledTuscobia Winter Ultramarathon (Park Falls, WI) |
80, 160 miles ski, bike or run
Cancelled due to pandemic. Ski, bike or run self-supported race on the Tuscobia State Trail. Start locations and times dependent on race entered. All races finish at the KC Hall, Park Falls, WI.
Jan.1-24
NewVirtual Noque (Ishpeming, MI)
12K, 24K, 50K classical, freestyle
The Virtual Noquemanon is a great way to complete the Noque but on your own time and anywhere! Can't make it to Marquette? Complete the same distance nearby you! Feel great knowing you are participating on your own terms and supporting the Noque's non profit mission.
Jan.2-3
Houghton JNQ/Super Cup (Houghton, MI) | | | Jan.2, Jan.3
classic sprints Sat; 10K, 15K freestyle Sun
9 am; 9 am
Racing on the US Nationals courses at Michigan Tech. Sprints on Saturday, individual starts on Sunday.
Jan.4-17
NewVirtual SISU Ski Fest (Ironwood, MI) |
5K, 15K, 30K freestyle, classical
Come to Ironwood and ski at ABR or stay close to home at your local ski area. Make it what YOU want this year. Post your results for entry into our Random Prize Drawing! Over 160 prizes valued at over $5,000!
Jan.5-Feb.16
NewTuesday Ski League (Delafield, WI) | |

2 pm-6:30 pm
Chip Timing Tuesday Nordic Ski League that will give skiers a chance to race whenever they choose in a time trial format. All adults must register online and register for the entire series of 7 races.
Jan.6-Feb.24
CancelledElm Creek Series (Maple Grove, MN) | |
5K freestyle, 5K classical
7 pm, 7:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
Cancelled for this season due to the pandemic. This is a great little training race series held Wednesday nights. Separate skate and classical races. The 5K lighted trail at Elm Creek is a nice mix of hills and flats.
Jan.6-Feb.17
4.9K freestyle, classical
7:15 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
Held on the lighted trails at Lapham Peak, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, online registration required. There are also youth and high school series, which start earlier in the evening. Due to DNR requirements for special events at Lapham, the adult ski league will be limited and the Nordic Junior series will be held from 5 to 6:30, also limited in participation numbers.
Jan.6-Mar.7
NewVirtual Lotvola Cup (Callaway, MN) |
14K classic
The Lotvola Cup is back for a special virtual edition! Come ski the dedicated race course at Maplelag any time before the end of the season.
Jan.9-17
NewVirtual Three Rivers Ski Rennet (Bloomington, MN)
TBD
Ski on the trail of your choice, anywhere in the world. Participants will receive a custom beanie and buff, and early registrations can choose one of five locations around the metro to pick up their swag.
Jan.14-Mar.4
Fresh Air Series (Thunder Bay, ON) |
5K freestyle
7 pm (repeats every other Thursday)
Thursday night race series at Lappe Nordic (generally every other Thursday). Events include: relays, obstacle course, sprints, as well as some standard race formats.
Jan.16
HinderBinder (Camp Forest Springs, WI) | | | Jan.16
12K, 24K classical, freestyle
10 am
One of the hilliest races in the state, either one or two laps around a 12k course. There is also an 8k race for high school and 3.5k race for middle school racers.
Jan.16
River View Loppet (Brule, WI) | | | Jan.16
10K, 18K classical; 10K, 18K freestyle
9 am; 2 pm
Held out on the After Hours ski trails. Interval start events.
Jan.16-17
5K, 10K, 15K classic Sat; 5K, 10K freestyle Sun
Two days of racing on the Birkie trails. Individual start on both Saturday and Sunday.
Jan.17
Pre-Loppet (Minneapolis, MN) | | | Jan.17
15K freestyle
8:30 am
Tune up race for the City of Lakes Loppet.
Jan.22-24
CancelledNoquemanon Ski Marathon (Ishpeming, MI) |
12K, 24K, 50K classical, freestyle
9 am EST
In-person races cancelled due to pandemic, now just a virtual only event. A point to point race, running from Ishpeming to Marquette. Multiple wave starts. Freestyle starts 40 minutes after classical. Last half of the race is almost all downhill. Finishes at Marquette's Superior Dome. Junior race on Friday, Fat Bike races on Sunday.
Jan.23
CancelledIowa Winter Games (Cresco, IA) |
8K classical; 10K freestyle
10 am; 2 pm
Cancelled due to pandemic. Held at Prairie Springs in Cresco. Only open to Iowa and Illinois residents.
Jan.23
Skinny Santa Solstice Ski (Elk River, MN) | | | Jan.23
10K, 20K freestyle
9 am
Rescheduled from Jan 2nd. Early season race taking full advantage of the outer loop trail system. Racing on the challenging terrain of Woodland Trails. Registration will open once snow arrives.
Jan.23-24
Duluth JNQ/Super Cup (Duluth, MN) | | | Jan.23, Jan.23
5K, 10K classic Sat; 7.5K freestyle Sun
Rescheduled from Dec 12-13 due to pandemic restrictions. Held on the snowmaking trails at Grand Ave. Interval starts both days.
Jan.23-Feb.13
NewVirtual Lapham Loppet (Delafield, WI) | | Feb.13
11K freestyle, classical
Due to covid restrictions at state of WI parks, the Virtual Lapham loppet will be a snowmaking donation, training exercise, and ability to check your skiing times with others. Start at the timing hut with your own time piece and ski 7 complete laps of the outer manmade loop.
Jan.25-27
CancelledArrowhead Winter Ultramarathon (International Falls, MN)
135 miles
7 am
Cancelled due to pandemic. The Arrowhead Winter Ultra is an ultramarathon race on bike, foot or skis, covering 135 miles across the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota from International Falls near the Canadian border to Tower, MN.
Jan.29-31
Lumberjack Jaunt (Brainerd, MN) | |

Held as an open-track ski your own distance event. One of the older races in Minnesota (started in 1972). Held at the Northland Arboretum. There's also 1K kids race.
Jan.30
CancelledSnekkevik (Wausau, WI) | |
12K classic
9:30 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Races at Nine Mile Ski Trails. 6K high school, 3.5K junior races.
Jan.30
Seeley Hills Classic (Seeley, WI) | | | Jan.30
23K, 43K classical
10 am
Run on the Birkie trail, it has become one of the most prestigious classical races around. High school and wooden ski divisions as well.
Jan.30
CancelledBadger State Winter Games (Wausau, WI) | |
10K, 21K, 43K classical, freestyle
9 am
Cancelled due to pandemic. Held at Nine Mile Forest. There's also 1-2K for kids and 4K and 7K for youth and juniors. The games are open the events to non-Wisconsin residents.
Jan.30-Mar.7
NewVirtual Vasaloppet USA (Mora, MN) | |
44K classic; 50K, 35K freestyle
Skiers, who may be uncomfortable participating in the Vasaloppet USA in-person race due to COVID-19, can sign-up for the Vasaloppet Virtual Event. Race on your own course, any time within the two week window. Get your official race bib, and then credit for completing the Vasaloppet event.
Jan.31
Iola Norseman Challenge (Iola, WI) | | | Jan.31
10K classic; 20K freestyle
9:30 am; 12:15 pm
There's also a 3K and 5K high school races and a kids races.

Ongoing Race Series

Nov.25-Mar.17
4-5K
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
A weekly Wednesday evening race series in Duluth. The venue rotates between Snowflake, Grand Ave, Lester Park and Pine Valley. Starts at first good snow; continues into early March, depending on conditions.
Dec.1-Mar.31
Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series (Grand Marais, MN) | |

A special season long virtual race series at Bearskin. Prizes each month for the top times, as well as an overall season prize and raffle from all the entries.
View a full list of Race Series and combined awards.
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