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Vakava Racers at the Mora Last Chance Race

Sunday, January 29, 2017

10 Reasons to Ski the Minnesota Finlandia

Thinking about doing a new race this year? Tired of training and racing on loops of man-made snow? There’s currently an abundance of natural snow in northern Minnesota and conditions are looking good for the Minnesota Finlandia. Here are 10 Reasons to Ski the Minnesota Finlandia:

10. You get to ski UP a DOWNHILL ski run

Photo: Bruce Adelsman

9. Half the price of the Birkie

8. Yummy post race food in the lumberjack hall of fame building

Photo: Bruce Adelsman

7. Impeccably groomed course on rolling terrain

6. There is no line for the port-a-potties

Photo: Bill Grundy

5. If the race is cancelled, you can rollover your registration to next year. They call this the global warming guarantee.

4. You don’t have to worry about any damage during road crossings thanks to the Terrific Two Way Tunnel of Temptation!

Photo: John Arenz

3. Practice for the American Ninja warrior by skiing up something called The Wall

            2. You can park 20 feet from the start, stay warm in your car, and get in the front row of the   
            start line 5 minutes before the race

            1. The prizes! (all very useable) Don’t believe me? Check out this video:

All in the land of Paul Bunyan. We'll see YOU at the Minnesota Finlandia! Photo: Craig Cardinal

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1 comment:

  1. The predecessor of this race (the 15K version) was my first XC race in 1973. Fantastic course and for me lots of memories!