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Event Schedule

This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Visit the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival website for information regarding Loppet events the week after Masters World Cup.

Wednesday, January 17

  • MWC2018 Arrival, Registration, Accreditation
  • 10am – 9pm: Course Open and Marked (Unofficial Training Day)

Thursday, January 18

  • MWC2018 Arrival, Registration, Accreditation
  • Official MWC2018 Transportation Starts
  • 9am – 2pm: Course Open for Official Training

Friday, January 19

  • 9am – 2pm: Course Open for Official Training
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Team Captains’ Meeting

Saturday, January 20


Sunday, January 21


Monday, January 22


Tuesday, January 23

  • Rest Day

Wednesday, January 24

  • Relays 4 х 5 km (leg 1,2– classic, leg 3,4 – free)
    Мen’s Age Classes 01 – 10 & Women’s Age Classes 01 – 04
  • Team Captains’ Meeting
  • Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 25

  • Classic Technique
  • Team Captains’ Meeting
  • Awards Ceremony

Friday, January 26

  • Free Technique:
  • Awards Ceremony
  • MWC2018 Closing Ceremony and Celebration Party

Saturday, January 27 – Departure of Skiers/Optional City of Lakes Loppet Events

  • Hoigaards Classic Marathon, Puoli Classic Loppet
    Please note: These Midwest USA traditional marathon events are not officially part of the MWC2018 and require a separate registration and entry fee. MWC2018 skiers are encouraged to extend your stay in Minneapolis one more day and enjoy gentle point-to-point courses in both 42 and 21km distances.