Loppet Foundation

Ski-O Loppet

Orienteering on Skis

Saturday – 1 p.m. start (but participants must be on bus heading to the start location by noon).

Participant Bus leaves from Loppet Village Area at noon for event start location.
Event Start: Approximately 1 p.m. with a grand finish in the Loppet Village.


Navigate on skis using a map and compass to earn your chance at being the inaugural champion of this unique Loppet event. Hosted by the Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC.org), this event will take more than just fit legs and fast skis. Two different courses are available based on course length. Long/Medium (7-9k) and Short (4-5k) courses are offered. All are mass start.

Entry Fee

Entry fee paid by: Status July 31 December 4 January 15 January 27 January 30 (in-person only) January 31 (in-person only)
Ski-O Loppet Open $13 $15 $17 $20 $30 No day-of registration

There is no race day registration for the Ski-O Loppet.

Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation. Registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Competing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.

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Proceeds from City of Lakes Loppet Festival events benefit the Loppet Foundation. The Loppet Foundation provides opportunities and creates passion for year-round outdoor activities and adventures in the Minneapolis area, especially among inner-city youth.