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This trail system starts and ends at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, located on the north edge of town. The Nordic Center offers a waxing room, showers, and a sauna and is open throughout the season. 5K of lighted trail. Snowmaking operations.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 14    Month: Jan | Dec | Nov
Friday, January 10, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Ski conditions continue to be good on the 13km of trails at the Nordic Center. Vasa Hills and loops skied great and fast. Skiers will encounter some areas with forest debris from trees--especially along the first portion of the eastern loop. The Ridge trail is open but groomed with only a Yellowstone.
(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Drove up for the First Chance Race Saturday in Mora. The Mora community does a great job embracing nordic skiing and making it such a wonderful experience for the skiers. The course was in great shape. The snow farmers are amazing. Fresh powder and a trail that skied fast. Definitely worth the drive. Get up there and enjoy there
great ski trails.
(Jim Williams)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails are in very good conditioning and came through the warm weather and heavy rain in pretty good shape. Trails are completely snow covered although there are a few small low spots that were wet but are now frozen over. The "Dodge" groomer was out late morning and did 8.5km of skate lane and classic tracks. Skiing should be very good skiing at the Vasaloppet First Chance race Saturday.
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(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Mora got about 2" of light snow over the past 24 hours. I was pleasantly surprised to see the skating deck had been packed across most of the trails by the time I got there around 10am. Snow conditions were quite good considering the unseasonably warm weather and rain in recent days. I didn't come across any bare patches or even dirty snow. In total, I was able to get in 13K with very limited duplication. Roger's Ridge is open and adds a nice spur of elevation for intermediate/advanced skiers. Give it a try. As always, thanks to the volunteer crew who maintains these trails in phenomenal shape.
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(Jim Conway)
Friday, December 27, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Surprised to find 1/4 inch of new snow over transformed base. Groomers had put down fresh cord. Minimal oak leaves in tracks made for a pleasant classic ski. Adequate coverage. One icy section. Well worth the trip.
(Mary Luoma)
Monday, December 16, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The great skiing conditions skiers enjoyed over the weekend continued Monday on the 13km of trails. All segments are open including the Western Oaks and Roger's Ridge trail. The only connecting segment not yet groomed is the pond crossing just west of the Vasa Hills towards Amy's Alley and the Bowling Alley Tracks are set throughout although classic skiers will notice those pesky oak leaves scattered about.
(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails wonderful. Deep classic tracks. Some leaves in tracks, but didn't really bother us too much, except in a couple spots where we scooted by in skate lane. Good to see lots of students out skiing.
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(Ken Kuznia)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Trails were in outstanding shape. Firm corduroy skate lane with deep, iced rock hard classic tracks. The groomer did an outstanding job on Friday night. Great to have use of the building and wax room. Local skiers were very welcoming to a group of 80 Maple Grove High School skiers! Thanks!
(Pete Tremaine)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Recent heavy snowfall in Mora on Monday really helped the trails. The freshly groomed and tracked trails provided a hard skate deck and deep classic tracks. 10km of trails. Snowmaking is underway and creating big pile of snow that will soon be hauled onto the trails. Skiing this afternoon and evening was great although a bit cold.
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(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Evening
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Vasaloppet volunteers Sunday afternoon groomed about 10km of Vasaloppet ski trails at the Nordic Center. Most areas were reported to be very good to excellent with the exception of a short section of wetland just south of the Vasa Hills on the northeast section due to water issues and several short sections that remain a bit rough due to earlier trip work or have thin snow due to strong winds. Classic tracks are set, but not everywhere. The large pond on the north end is not yet safe for equipment so all trails segments are not at this time totally connected.
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(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)

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