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Moraloppet begins

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via Mora Vasaloppet Facebook, pictures courtesy of same.

“It’s a glorious day to ski! We’re getting ready for the Moraloppet ski for the cure. 11:00 start!”

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“And they’re off!”

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Since 2012, the Moraloppet has been run the weekend prior to the Mora Vasaloppet. Offering both a 10km and 20km race, along with a 5km non-competitive tour, the Moraloppet raises funds to benefit the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

See the Vasaloppet’s post-race Moraloppet photo album on Facebook for more

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Plus, there’s snow falling this morning, with more predicted for early this afternoon. As one Vasa Facebook commenter put it:

Well once again it is snowing in Mora. It snows, trails are groomed and it snows. What a great winter of skiing.

Great conditions indeed! You can keep up with the latest on the official Vasaloppet website.

As of today (2/1), the week ahead looks to be filled with sunshine and daytime temps ranging from the single digits to the mid-teens above zero… no fears of melting here! A slim chance of flurries Tuesday may even add a bit of powder to the area’s already excellent snow cover.

Still, consistent 5-10mph winds predicted for the week will bring challenges of their own, with a wind chill expected to range from the teens to twenties below zero.

 

Stay with dala.mn throughout the coming week for all things Vasa!

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