Saturday, February 5, 2022

Classic Ski Loppet

37K Point-to-point Ski challenge for both competitive and casual athletes

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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Saturday, February 5: 9:00am
3000 East, W Bde Maka Ska Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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 event is a truly unique cross-country skiing experience. The Classic Ski Loppet takes racers over the parkways and through the woods to a grand finish in front of 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.

New this year, participants can choose our Open Course Format, where skiers can complete the marked course on their own time (by themselves or with friends) without the crowds, mass starts, or competition structure.

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

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 StatusStarting Opening DayStarting 12/7/21Starting 1/11/22Starting 2/1/22Starting 2/3/22Registration Deadline
Loppet Challenge (Classic Ski Loppet + Skate Ski Loppet)Open$136$161.5$187$221$255N/A
Classic Ski Loppet Open$80$95$110$130$150N/A
Classic Ski Loppet (Open Course)Open$60$72$84$96$96N/A

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 non-refundable, including in the event of delay, rescheduling, or cancellation of an event or program. An event or program registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Participating under another person's name will result in disqualification.

A Note About the Data We Collect

2022 Participant Guide (In Person)
2022 Participant Guide (Open Course)

Race maps and logistics, parking and transportation, registration and packet pick-up, awards, and results can be found on ourĀ Festival Information webpage.

Stay tuned to our Event Updates & Trail Conditions webpage to stay up-to-date on event adjustments.

Loppet Challenge

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

The Classic Ski Loppet is part of the weekend long Loppet Challenge (Classic Ski Loppet + Skate Ski Loppet).

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.

Commemorative medals for first-year finishers, commemorative pins for multiple-time finishers.
Awards for the top 3 male and female category finishers.
1st Place: $300, Gear West Swix Backpack
2nd Place: $150, Gear West Swix Backpack
3rd Place: $75, Gear West Swix Backpack
The Flower Ceremony for the first three male and female finishers will happen at the finish line podium immediately after the race. Top finishers should report to the podium within 5 minutes of finishing.
Award medals inserts for the top three male and female 5-year age categories 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29 . . . 80+. (These may be picked up at the Awards Booth as soon as results are posted.)