Saturday, February 1, 2020
Classic Ski Loppet
Long Distance Point-to-Point Classic Race
Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival
Saturday, February 1: 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 long 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.
Stay tuned to our Trail Conditions page to be the first to learn if conditions-based event adjustments must be made.
Entry Fee & RegistrationRegister Now!
|Status||Through Sep 23||Through Dec 2||Through Jan 6||Through Jan 27||Through Jan 29||Final In-Person||Register on Event Day?|
|Classic Ski Loppet (Saturday)||Open||$60||$78||$90||$102||$120||$125||Yes|
Proceeds from the Classic Ski Loppet benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.
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.
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!
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.