The Super Ski Race Series is part of the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Kids year-round programming. The race series is included with the Loppet Trail Kids Winter Program registration fee.
The winter youth race series is made up of four youth race events at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park. Trail Kids is excited to partner with Gear West Ski Shop for the series.
Due to COVID-19 precautions the race series events will occur at the location and session date for which each participant is registered. There will be two skate races and two classic races that Trail Kids coaching groups will rotate to during their normal evening practice session. Each coaching group will have an assigned mass start time and will ski the designated course at Wirth as everyone else (except Hyland participants who will race a different course at their own location).
The race series will also include the Loppet middle school teams of Anwatin, North East, and Franklin. Youth will receive points by placing in their age brackets for four of the Super Ski Series Races. Top three places in each age group (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) will be awarded after the last race event.
Race courses will be held at both Theodore Wirth Park and Hyland Park this year and will be 1 km in length. The Wirth course will be a mass start from the lower stadium climbing up to coaches corner and back to lower stadium. The Hyland race course will start at midsummer practice area and will use the star loop and finish back down in the practice area.
We have 8-10 coaching groups for each session, so it will take longer to run the race series event compared to past years. We have decided to keep one race length for all age categories to simplify our results and make sure each group has a time slot to race. Coaches will bring groups to the race start at their designated time slots. We ask that parents do not stay to spectate the races unless they are helping out as volunteers for the event.
Race categories include U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Based on the child’s birth date they are placed in one of these categories based on the following classification: USSA Age Classification
Parents are expected to help out with at least one race event on their child’s designated session night. The Trail Kids staff will need parent volunteer help with registration, bib hand out and collection, start/finish line help and post race snack table and course clean-up. We will email you with race dates and volunteer shift signup during the season.
2021-2022 Season Dates
- Session 1 Classic Ski Race: Monday, January 24th, 2022 – Wirth Location
- Session 1 Skate Ski Race: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 – Wirth Location
- Session 1 Classic Ski Race: Thursday, January 27th, 2022 – Hyland Location
- Session 2 Skate Ski Race: Monday, February 14th, 2022 – Wirth Location
- Session 2 Classic Ski Race: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 – Wirth Location
- Session 2 Skate Ski Race: Thursday, February 17th, 2022 – Hyland Location
- 10-week Session Race Dates will participate in the above dates as well.
2021 Standings, Results & Photos
- 2021 Trail Kids Super Ski Race Series Standings (Wirth)
- 2021 Trail Kids Super Ski Race Series Standings ( Hyland)
- Race #1: Classic Lower stadium to coaches corner
- Race #2: Skate Race (Stadium 18 loop)
- Race #3 Classic Race ( Lower stadium to coaches corner)
- Race #4 Skate Ski Cross Race ( Upper Stadium to lower stadium)
2020 Standings, Results & Photos
- January 9: Age Class Skate Mass Start Race*
- January 31: Skate Sprints
- February 11: Age Class Classic Mass Start Race*
- February 27: Age Gap Classic Relay (Adult/Youth Relays)
- March 5: Ski Cross Skate Race*
2019 Standings, Results & Photos
- Race #1: December 20 – Age Class Skate Mass Start Race
- Race #2: January 10 – Age Class Classic Mass Start Race
- Race #3: February 28 – SkiCross Skate Race
- Race #4: March 7 – Age Group Mass Start Race
- Race #1: December 20 – Age Class Skate Mass Start Race Photos