Saturday, January 30, 2021

Next Generation Loppet

1K / 2K / 3K ski event for youth and junior skiers

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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Please review the Participant Guide: Next Generation Loppet

Saturday, January 30: Participants Start Times
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

The Next Generation Loppet is a combination of past years’ Junior Loppet and Minne-Loppet, designed to inspire the next generation of Loppet skiers by providing all the fun and excitement of the longer Loppet ski events in shorter distances perfect for youth or junior skiers newer to the sport.

Next Generation Loppet skiers will be able to choose from 3K, 2K, and 1K distances. Both distances are freestyle technique, meaning you can classic or skate ski the course.

The Open Loppet 5K is also a good option for skiers of any age looking for more of a challenge through a further distance and added competition.

Register Now!
 StatusStarting Opening DayStarting 1/13/21Starting 1/26/21Starting 2/2/21Registration Deadline
Next Generation Loppet (3K/2K/1K)Closed$15$15N/AN/A1/25/21 11:59pm

Proceeds from the Next Generation 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.

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Race maps and course information, race day logistics, parking and transportation, registration and packet pick-up, awards, and results can be found on our Festival Information webpage.

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


Unique to the Next Generation Loppet events is that we are allowing one parent/guardian per child. All participants are expected to leave the area after their event. If families have more than one child in different races, we ask that the participant (and parent) who has finished leave the stadium area and cheer from further on the course where they can socially distance from others.