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Vasa Announces New Ski Demo Day on Feb 9

Sat, Jan  27, 2007 - By Bryce Dreeszen

The North American Vasa Festival of cross-country ski races has announced that it will be kicking-off its 31st annual race weekend with an equipment demo day on Friday February 9, 2007 at Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort in Traverse City, MI from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Ski equipment representatives from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol and Salomon will be on-hand with the latest skis, boots, bindings and poles. Brick Wheels will provide the latest wax recommendations from Swix, and will also be selling a variety of waxes for the weekend races.

Snowshoe representatives from Atlas, MSR and Redfeather will demo the latest styles of snowshoes. There will also be demonstrations of Swix skiwalking poles and Yaktrax traction devices. All equipment may be used on the dedicated ski and snowshoe trails at Timber Ridge. There will be no charge for demo equipment usage, but the daily trail pass fee of $7 from Timber Ridge will apply, and allow access to the trails all day.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to Vasa skiers, as well as all skiers in the Traverse City area to test the latest gear on the great trails around Timber Ridge,” said Bryce Dreeszen, Vasa Race Director.

Timber Ridge will also be the site of Vasa race registration and skier packet pick-up on Friday February 9 from noon until 10 p.m., as well as the Vasa Pasta dinner which will start at 5:30 p.m. The Vasa 50K, 27K, and 12K races, the 10K tour, and the Junior Vasa races will all start and finish at Timber Ridge on Saturday February 10. The Gran Travers 6K and 16K classic races will start and finish at Timber Ridge on Sunday February 11 beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information check-out the Vasa web site at, or contact Bryce Dreeszen, Race Director at