Loppet Foundation

Minne Tour

Do not let the name fool you . . . The Minne Tour is for the big dogs seeking to take their share of the $6,000 purse. The Tour connects the Classic Marathon, the Sprints, and the Skate Marathon in one grueling weekend of skiing. Skiers with the top cumulative times win cash prizes: $1500 for first, $800 for second, $400 for third, $200 for fourth and $100 for fifth.


To qualify for the Minne Tour prize categories, athletes must register for, compete in and complete the Sprints, the Classic Marathon and the Skate Marathon. To make the registration process easier, before November 30 athletes may register for the Sprints and the Loppet Challenge. After November 30, the only option is to register for the three events separately. The top five skiers in the Open Division of the Sprints receive a time bonus:

  • 1st – two minutes
  • 2nd – one minute
  • 3rd – 30 seconds
  • 4th – 15 seconds
  • 5th – 10 seconds

Note that in order to qualify for the Minne Tour prizes competitors MUST complete all events, including the Sprints (Open Division). Any athlete who has not registered for all three Minne Tour events by the close of online registration will not be entered into the Minne Tour and will not be eligible for cash prizes – even if the athlete registers for all of the individual events on event weekend.