Saturday, February 1, 2020

Classic Ski Loppet

Long Distance Point-to-Point Classic Race

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

View Festival Information »

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

The 37K Classic Ski Loppet is one of the flagship events of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival. This long distance, point-to-point race is a truly unique cross-country skiing experience. The Classic Ski Loppet starts at North Beach on Bde Maka Ska, takes racers through the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, over the parkways, and through the woods to a grand finish in front of cheering crowds at the Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park.

Skiers of all ages and abilities will be challenged and thrilled by this beautiful urban course. Go for your best time, or simply enjoy this unique ski experience that features an incredible mix of urban skiing and wooded natural trails.

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

Register Now!
 StatusRegistration OpenStarting Sept 23Starting Dec 2Starting Jan 6Starting Jan 29Starting Jan 31Register on Event Day?
Classic Ski Loppet (Saturday)Closed$60$78$90$102$120$125No

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.

A Note About the Data We Collect

Information on point-to-point race maps and logistics, parking and transportation, registration and packet pick-up, awards, and results can be found here.

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.

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

Want to get the best bang for your buck and compete in more races for a lower price?

The Classic Ski Loppet is a part of the Hoigaard’s Challenge. Compete in either the Classic or Skate Ski Loppet, as well as the Sitka Salmon Shares CityTrail Loppet, the Tri-Loppet or Du-Loppet, and the Surly Brewing Co. Trail Loppet to complete the Hoigaard’s Challenge and vie for our top prizes!

The Classic Ski Loppet is also a part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival Loppet Challenge (Classic and Skate Ski Loppets) and Minne Tour (Classic and Skate Ski Loppets + Skate Ski Sprints).

Double-Loppet Award

This “Double-Loppet” 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.