Loppet Ski Club

The Loppet Ski Club is a community of lifelong skiers who gather year round to the life-long enjoyment of outdoors with a focus on the trails. Loppet Ski Club is designed for the person who is interested in developing as a competent and confident recreational skier. Many who join the club are skiing for the first time, perhaps getting interested through their kids that have started skiing, cyclists, and runners that want to keep it going year round or are simply trying to find a way to love winter in Minnesota. Others have been long-time skiers but have never had a lesson or training program.

Regardless of motivation and experience – all are welcome!

Every session involves training and self-care tips, quality coaching, skills development, skiing, and community. Coaches will cover a range of topics from clothing and equipment to waxing and event preparation. The Loppet Ski Club will also include special sessions and lectures taught by “celebrity” coaches.

Reduced registration is offered to members of the Loppet Foundation. Please email registration@loppet.org for your discount code if you are already a member. Click here to learn more about how you can sign up now to become a Loppet Foundation member!

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Get a jump start on the ski season by working out with the Loppet Ski Club! By training before the snow flies you will be in better physical shape when you get on skis and will find skiing much more enjoyable.

This fall training program is designed for adult skiers who are encouraged to attend one, two, or three sessions per week. Experienced Loppet Ski Club coaches lead each session which allows skiers to choose an appropriate coach to work with based on each skier’s experience and fitness levels. Beginners will learn technique without the complication of using skis, while more experienced skiers will benefit from a tune-up and re-emphasis on ski-specific training after a long summer of biking, running, golfing, etc.

2020 fall dryland session dates and registration will be available soon.

Monday nights 6:30 – 8:00pm:  Technique and fitness. Meet at The Trailhead and bring cross country ski poles and headlamps. The emphasis is on efficiency, we will work on developing and tuning efficient technique for both freestyle (skate) and classic (diagonal stride). The fitness component will be technique work at a higher energy level.

Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30pm: Balance, flexibility, and strength – Meet at The Trailhead Studio. No equipment required.

Saturday 9:00 – 11:00am:  Dynamic power and endurance. Meet at Wirth Beach (instead of The Trailhead) and bring cross country ski poles or nordic hiking poles.

The Ski Club’s Winter Session begins on Monday, November 4, 2019, and run through Monday, February 10, 2020. The week-to-week schedule of topics and places may change based on snow and weather conditions.

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  • Session Dates:
    • November 4, 2019 – February 10, 2020
    • Mondays: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, The Trailhead (1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis , MN)
    • Saturdays: 9:00am – 11:00am, The Trailhead (1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Session Focus:
    • Monday evenings will be focused on building a base of ski technique and will include technique drills, (pole hike and for those who are interested in early season), and some conditioning exercises.
    • Saturday morning sessions will be focused on building a fitness base for skiing.
  • Registration Fee:
    • $125 for Loppet members
    • $145 for non-members

Can’t get to West Yellowstone but still want to be knee-deep in snow this Thanksgiving? Join the Loppet Ski Club on a trip to the ABR Trails in Ironwood, MI. Transportation, lodging, coaching, and breakfasts from 11/29/19 to 12/1/19 are all included in the $200 cost.

This trip is open to all skiers (not necessary to be a Loppet Ski Club member) and will provide plenty of early-season opportunities to advanced, moderate, and beginner skiers. Loppet Ski School/LNR coach Greg Klave will be on hand to give tips and drills to skiers who want to improve technique and efficiency in both skate and classic skiing, while others will be able to just enjoy the early abundance of snow in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Skiers should bring food for lunches/snacks or can pick up food when we will stop at the grocery store in Ironwood/Hurley. Dinners will be group events at a restaurant of people’s choice, so please bring money for that.


  • We will be leaving at 8am on Friday, November 29, 2019, from the Theodore Wirth Park Golf Chalet parking lot and will arrive in Ironwood, Michigan, for an afternoon ski.
  • On Saturday, we will ski at the Wolverine or ABR Trails (skiers choice).
  • On Sunday morning, we will ski once more before heading back to Theodore Wirth at 1pm, on December 1, 2019.