February 2024
CancelledMoraloppet (Mora, MN) |
10K, 20K freestyle
10:30 am
Race has been cancelled for Feb 3rd, may get rescheduled. Starts and finishes at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center on the north end of town and offers numerous class awards. Skiers in the 5K Tour receive completion pins. Benefits the Tom Giese Skier Development Fund.
City of Lakes Loppet (Minneapolis, MN) | | | Feb.3, Feb.4
20K, 37K classic Sat; 20K, 37K freestyle Sun
9:45 am, 10:15 am; 10 am, 10:30 am
An urban point-to-point race! Starts at Lake Bde Maka Ska and finishes at Theodore Wirth. There are also 10K tour event, and skijor, ice bike, kids races, Kubb and the post-race party!
Mt. Ashwabay Summit Ski Race (Washburn, WI) | | | Feb.3
30K freestyle, classic, pursuit; 15K freestyle, classic
10:00 am
All races start and finish at the Mt. Ashwabay Chalet. High school 7K classic, Middle School 3.5K freestyle races are available, starting earlier in the morning. All racers will get a slice of locally made pie and a buff this year. Whole pies for winners.
CancelledWolf Tracks Rendezvous (Minocqua, WI) | |
42K freestyle, classic; 24K freestyle, classic
9:30 am; 10:30 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. A one-loop marathon or half-marathon encompassing many of the best trails that Winter Park has to offer, including several technical sections and the normally classic-only Wolf Tracks and Nekoosa trails. A single classic track will be laid on the entire course. The 42km marathon is a Birkebeiner qualifier.
NewValley Spur Classic (Munising, MI) | | | Feb.3
10K classic
10 am EST
Rescheduled from Jan 14th due to poor snow conditions. Racing on the Valley Spur ski trails with a solid mix of hills and double pole bliss. Also a fundraiser for the Friends of Valley Spur Groomer Capital Campaign.
CancelledPre-Birkie (Hayward, WI) | |
42K freestyle, classic; 26K freestyle, classic
9:30 am, 9:40 am; 10 am, 10:10 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Running out of Birkie Ridge trailhead.
CancelledVasaloppet USA (Mora, MN) | |
48K, 34K, 15K freestyle Sat; 48K, 24K classic Sun
9 am, 12:30 pm; 9 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. The largest race in Minnesota. The finish is the best around -- down Main street Mora with the crowds cheering!
CancelledNorth American Vasa (Traverse City, MI) |
6K, 15K, 27K freestyle Sat; 6K, 15K, 27K classical Sun
8 am Sat; 9 am Sun
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. This is the big one for lower Michigan. Race starts and finishes at Timber Ridge Resort. Beautiful and challenging trail through State Forest. Two day combined Grand Champion title as well.
NewShort-notice: Vasabeiner (Bloomington, MN) | | | Feb.10
20K freestyle
7:30 am
A short notice race to fill the void of so many cancellations in this terrible winter. Four laps around the snowmaking course at Hyland. Discount for registered Vasaloppet skiers.
CancelledNorth End Classic (Cable, WI) | |
12.5K, 25K classic
10 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Starts and finishes at the North End Trail Head. Cookie Classic free kids races .5, 1 and 2 km.
Lappe Invitational (Thunder Bay, ON) | | | Feb.11
7K, 11K freestyle
11 am
Uses the wonderful trails at Lappe Nordic Centre. Kids events days as well.
CancelledMinnesota Finlandia (Bemidji, MN) | |
25K classical; 50K, 25K freestyle
10 am; 10:30 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. A challenging course with many good hills and lots of woods! One of the best run races in Minnesota (especially the wave starts)!
CancelledBook Across the Bay (Ashland, WI) |
11K freestyle, classic
6 pm
Ski race cancelled, event is a walk-only event. A candlelit, evening race for skiers and snowshoers of all abilities and ages. The course runs from Ashland to Bird Island (just south of Washburn) and back, across Chequamegon Bay.
CancelledSMU Ski Races (Winona, MN) | |
5K, 10K classical; 5K, 10K freestyle
11 am; 1 pm
Rescheduled from Jan 27th, then cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Mass start classical race on the scenic trails at St. Mary's University. Freestyle race in the afternoon. Kids race as well.
CancelledCarey Lake Classic Ski Challenge (Hibbing, MN) | |
3K classic; 13K classic; 12K freestyle
11 am; noon; 12:25 pm
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. A classic ski event in the heart of the Iron Range, offering an opportunity for both recreational and competitive skiers to enjoy a timed challenge/race on the beautiful trails of Carey Lake in Hibbing, MN. Division awards, as well as top male/female in 11K.
CancelledPincushion Mountain Winter Festival (Grand Marais, MN) | |
25K classic; 10K freestyle, classic
10 am
Cancelled due to poor snow conditions. A ski festival for the entire family on the beautiful Pincushion Trails, overlooking Grand Marais and Lake Superior. Competitive events in the morning, Winter Carnival events in the afternoon with family ski, snowshoe cruise on the new Pincushion section of the North Shore Hiking Trail.
CancelledRiver View Loppet (Brule, WI) | |
10K, 18K classic; 10K, 28K freestyle
11 am
Rescheduled from Jan 20th, now cancelled due to poor snow conditions. Held out on the After Hours ski trails.
Kortelopet (Hayward, WI) | | | NewFeb.23
29K freestyle, classic
In 2017 the Kortelopet moved to it's own date, and now starts at Hwy OO and finishes on the streets of Hayward.
American Birkebeiner (Hayward, WI) | | | NewFeb.24, NewFeb.25
50K freestyle; 55K classic
The benchmark race. The largest ski race in North America. Sign up early! Also a SuperTour race.

Ongoing Race Series

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.
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
A weekly Wednesday evening race series in Duluth. Technique alternates between Classic and Freestyle from week to week. The venue rotates between Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Snowflake Nordic Center, Upper Spirit Campground Loop, Lester Park, and Cloquet/Pine Valley. Starts at first good snow; continues into early March, depending on conditions.
11K pursuit; 5K, 15K, 30K freestyle, classic
A virtual event featuring the Claire de Loon 5K, the Flowage 15K, the MECCA 30K, and the Turtle River Pursuit (11K classic, 11K skate, 2 legs combined time).
4.9K freestyle, classic
7:15 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
Held on the lighted trails at Lapham Peak, online registration preferred. There are also youth and high school series, which start earlier at 5:15 pm and 6 pm. An individual start race is held on Wednesday afternoon to replace the Tuesday Time Trial races.
MYSL Team Sprints & Family Night (Minneapolis, MN) | |
team sprints
6:30 pm (repeats Wednesdays)
This informal Wednesday night race series at Wirth Park is based on two-person relays with a different format each week. Bring a partner or sign up to be matched with a skier of similar ability. Adult, child and adult/child divisions. High school teams welcome, but must pre-register. Great way to introduce kids and adults to racing. New in 2024: Two nights will be at Battle Creek! And the pies will be back, awarded to random categories weekly.
View a full list of Race Series and combined awards.
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