Loppet Foundation

Classic Ski Loppet

Saturday, February 1st. 9:00 am
Bde Maka Ska North Beach, 2707 West Lake Street

The Classic Ski Loppet is the main event of the City of Lakes Loppet weekend. This marathon distance (i.e. 35-40k) point-to-point race is a truly unique cross-country skiing experience. The Loppet starts at the North Beach on Bde Maka Ska, takes racers through the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, and finishes at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park. Racers experience an incredible mix of urban skiing and wooded natural experience. 

The Classic Ski Loppet is a classic/diagonal stride only. For those that would prefer skating, check out the Skate Ski Loppet on Sunday.

The Classic Ski Loppet will start in a single wave mass start.

Race day details can be found at here.

Stay tuned to our Trail Conditions page to be the first to learn if conditions-based event adjustments must be made.

Loppet Classic Marathon

Entry Fee

Status Through September 23 Through December 2 Through January 6 Through January 27 Through January 29 (online reg closes Jan 30) Final In Person Price Race Day Registration Available?
Classic Ski Loppet (Saturday) Closed $60 $78 $90 $102 $120 $125 Yes

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.

A Note About the Data We Collect

Hoigaard’s Challenge, Loppet Challenge, and Minne-Tour

The Classic Ski Loppet is a part of the Hoigaard’s Challenge. Compete in either the classic or skate marathon, as well as the CityTrail Loppet, the Tri-Loppet, and the Trail Loppet to complete the Hoigaard’s Challenge and vie for our top prizes!

The Classic Ski Loppet is also a part of the weekend long Loppet Challenge and Minne-Tour. Complete both the classic and skate marathons to fulfill the Loppet Challenge. In addition, compete in the Skate Sprints to complete the Loppet Minne-Tour!

Double-Loppet Award

Ski the City of Lakes Loppet and the Mora Vasaloppet in the same year and receive the “Double-Loppet” award. This participation pin goes to all skiers who complete a 25 kilometer or longer event at both the City of Lakes Loppet and the Mora Vasaloppet in the same year.


Proceeds from the City of Lakes Loppet Festival events benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.