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Michigan’s own Vasa

Yesterday we wrote about the Vasaloppet in Sweden, the grand daddy of all cross country skiing events held since 1922 to commemorate the Swedish rebellion, led by Gustav Eriksson Vasa, against the Danes, which now attracts, over the course of a week and in many different events,in excess of 140,000 participants.

Well today it is the turn of ‘The Great Lakes State’ – Michigan, where in the Pere Marquette State Forest , near Traverse City in the north western part of the lower peninsula lies the premier cross country trail known as the Vasa Pathway. This year their ‘Vasa’ event which will be held on February 13th to 15th and is already attracting many entries.

Events include a 27 km and 50 km classic, a 27 km and 50 km freestyle, timed classes and a junior Vasa. Registration for the event will cost in the region of $50 to $60 but for further information on the trail, registration and the event, which will prove to be a great day out we suggest you visit the official website by clicking on this link

Below is a video from JeffOYB which may not from his opening remark be the best advertisement for cross country skiing in Michigan or the Vasa but when you watch the video you will see what fun this sport can be.

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