Saturday, February 1, 2020


City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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Saturday, February 1: 4:00 pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

A wonderful introductory event for kids new to skiing. In the Minne-Loppet, everyone’s a winner! All participants will receive a medal, a cookie and hot chocolate upon crossing the finish line.

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Proceeds from the Minne-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.

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The course is 1 kilometer for all participants


The Minne-Loppet will have three waves:

  • 4:00pm – 5th grade
  • 4:02pm – 4th grade
  • 4:04pm – 3rd grade


The Minnesota Youth Ski League (MYSL) provides ski equipment for use in the Minne-Loppet, though come early as supplies are limited. The MYSL trailer will be on site to provide equipment. Bring your own equipment if you can.

Other Information

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

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