46th Annual North American Vasa Festival of Races

Sat February 12 - Sun February 13 Traverse City, MI 49686 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.vasa.org/.

4050 E. Hammond Road
Traverse City, MI US 49686


The North American Vasa Festival of Races is back and will return to Timber Ridge Resort in 2022. 

The 46th annual North American Vasa is focused on safety and quality competition.  The 2022 schedule of events includes an event for all abilities including the 27K freestyle signature race and the return of both the Michigan Cup and Collegiate combo challenges. 

  • The Michigan Cup Challenge includes the George Kuhn Half Marathon Freestyle 27k Ski Race on Saturday and the Lombard Loppet 15k Classic on Sunday. This combo race awards the best all-round XC skiers! Register for both events at the same time to receive a $20 discount.

  • The Collegiate Challenge includes the Kortelopet 15k freestyle race on Saturday and the 15k Lombard Loppet Classic on Sunday. This challenge is open to college teams and individual collegiate skiers. Contact skipmillernav@gmail.com to receive the code for a $20 discount for registering for both events.

The festival includes a variety of XC , Fat Tire and Snowshoe Races.   



  • Opens Friday October 15th
  • Closes Wednesday February 9th

Onsite registration is not available. 

Friday February 11th

  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Packet Pick Up

Saturday February 12th

  • 7:00 am - Packet Pick Up
  • George Kuhn Half Marathon Freestyle 27K 
  • Okerstrom Freestyle 15k
  • Short's Grand Fate Fatbike  35K
  • Short's-N-Fat 17K
  • JR Vasa & Adaptive Skiers
  • Awards Ceremony

Sunday February 13th

  • 7:30 am  - Packet Pick Up
  • Lombard Loppet Classic 15k
  • High School  and Vasa Tour 6K
  • Vasasaurus Stomp 6k
  • Awards Ceremony

For more information on the North American Vasa please visit http://www.vasa.org/about-us/history.html


MI Cup Challenge & Collegiate Challenge Discounts

Michigan Cup Challenge (27K Freestyle & 15K Classic) will receive a $20 registration discount. Note: You must register for the combo events at the same time (Run SignUp payment step)  in order to receive the discount.  Collegiate Challenge  (15K Freestyle & 15K Classic) skiers can receive a code for a $20 discount from their respective ski team/club or by contacting skipmillernav@gmail.com

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if the event is cancelled, registrants will have the choice of requesting a refund, or donating the registration payment to the North American Vasa. If the registrant does not make a choice within two weeks of the cancellation notification, the payment will be considered a donation.


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