City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Maps & Course Info


Please read the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival update statement, which outlines the important changes for this weekend’s events.

Please click on the various map links below to see the 2021 course maps. The .gpx files can be downloaded and saved to your gps watch/smart device to show you the course – this may be especially helpful for Hybrid and Virtual Participants.

Saturday, January 30

Sunday, January 31

Saturday-Sunday, February 6-7

  • 2021 – Classic/Skate Ski Loppet: Official Event Map. Note that once you reach the stadium, you will do two full laps (do Judy twice, i.e. 2.3ish “laps” total) in N Wirth (following blue arrows). For hybrid, we can’t leave markings in the middle of the stadium, so make up your own turnaround spot or just lap through at the roundabout to head back out to Twin Lakes).
  • 2021 – Classic/Skate Ski Puoli Loppet: Google Map. Note that once you reach the stadium, you will do one lap in North Theodore Wirth Park (following red arrows – skip Judy and LaSquadra). For hybrid, we can’t leave markings in the middle of the stadium, so make up your own turnaround spot or just lap through at the roundabout to head back out to Twin Lakes).

Course Markings

The race courses will all be marked with arrows of a specific color (know your color before you start). For the timed races, there will be marshals at key intersections, but participants are responsible for staying on course. See the maps above for more information.

  • Skate/Classic Ski Loppet and Freewheel Fat Tire Loppet (with some minor deviations noted on the event’s webpage) participants follow the “blue” course marked by blue arrows.
  • Puoli, Open 5K, Skijor 5K/10K (Saturday) participants follow the “red” course marked by red arrows.
  • Tour, Point-to-Point Skijoring Loppet 2-dog (Sunday), Snowshoe Loppet, Skijor 3K 1-dog and Next Generation participants follow the “green” course marked by green arrows. Next Generation doing 1K or 2K should look for the 1K and 2K cutoff signs.

Aid Stations

Due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we are not currently planning to have aid stations. If we are able to have aid stations, amenities will be limited. Participants should plan to be self reliant and supply their own nutrition and hydration.