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Vasaloppet Nordic Center Trails
Mora, MN
Trail Length: 15K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: Yes
Contact: 320-679-2629    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   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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Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 7:49:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  6 km open and groomed perfect. Perfect corduroy skate deck and a deep hard track. Snow farmers were working hard spreading more trail.
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(Craig Stolen)
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  posted: 1/15/2019 10:00:26 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Skiing Tuesday late afternoon both classic and skated course was very good. The skate surface is being groomed daily. Conditions are excellent for skate and good to very good for classic. Most of course is Good ski rated. Two small spots at entrance and exit of Little Round Top have a little dirt/stone debris. Easy to avoid but this is worth noting.
Snowmaking will resume again Tuesday night and likely will continue around the clock for a week as very cold temperatures arrive early Wednesday morning. Snow Farmers continue to expand the trail (currently over 6km) to a planned 18km course for the Feb. 9-10 Vasaloppet weekend. Nordic Center open daily 8am-10pm. Also 3km of lighted trails.
(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)
Sunday, January 13, 2019  posted: 1/13/2019 11:00:37 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Very good. A few brown spots easily avoided. It was 30 degrees per my car thermometer and overcast. Classic track looked good and consistent. It's been years since I've been here. There's a real ski fraternity here and a skater like me was in the minority. Lots of groups of friends and families with kids. Took me the first lap to get oriented to the twist and turns of the trail with its multiple intersections. But once I switched from my Fastwax Yellow LF skis to my skis waxed with Fastwax Salmon LF I was able to really cook on the 2nd lap, skiing consistently at an 8 mph plus pace. Was worth the drive to do something other than Hyland week after week.
(Keith Carlson)
Saturday, January 12, 2019  posted: 1/12/2019 8:33:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Skied the 5k machine-made loop multiple times with our classic skis and wondered where everyone else was. Tracks were nicely set with some places of leaf debris that were to be expected, but generally firm and well-groomed except on the lake (an extra loop where it had only been recently groomed due to the "snow farmers" and had not had time to set up).
Our first time here and loved the change of pace from the Twin Cities machine-made loops and being largely in the quiet woods. The Nordic Center is a fantastic building with great indoor waxing set up, saunas (!) and showers, and kitchen facilities. And there is no cost to ski. Please come out and enjoy these beautifully groomed trails and be generous with your donation to support upkeep and snowmaking activities.
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(Bonnie Carlson-Green)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019  posted: 1/8/2019 10:06:41 PM
Firsthand Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Skiing Tuesday late afternoon was extremely fast after a late morning grooming. The warm weather Sunday and Monday caused a few dirty spots along the trail and a handful of icy spots remain. I was using my best skis and it was easy to avoid the few spots that might cause a problem so that is why I selected Good Skis, but someone else may view this differently. Overall, the skating lane is in good shape although the high winds have knocked down pine needles and small tree debris. This, however, did not affect skate skiing. The strong winds also left a considerable amount of leaves and debris in the classic tracks. Snowmaking operations started again Tuesday evening as temperatures fall into the single digits overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Snowmaking will continue as long as temperature remain cold and will provide the snow for Vasaloppet "Snow Farmers" to haul the snow and build the 18km course for the Vasaloppet weekend.
(Wade Weber, Vasaloppet USA)

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