Mora Nordic ski coach Peter Larsen may not have been the best skier in the race, but he was easily the best photographed. 


Temperatures were down but spirits were up this weekend Feb. 9-10 as the city of Mora hosted the annual Vasaloppet USA ski races. 

Skier registrations for the event were also up despite the cold temperatures. The races have been on a slow but steady re-bound from a dip in registrations. Vasaloppet race organizers attributed the dip to the inconsistent snow conditions; and credited their snow-making equipment and “snow farmer” volunteers for bringing registrations back up. 

About 820 racers finished the Saturday races, plus an additional 95 for Sunday events.