Loppet Ski Club

Take your skill and enjoyment of skiing to new heights!

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 clothing and equipment, waxing and event preparation. Loppet Ski club will also include special sessions taught by “celebrity” coaches and special educational lectures.

Come ski with us, we won’t judge you.

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Loppet Ski Club Fall Dryland 2019

It’s time to get ready for the ski season! Get a jump start on the season with the Loppet Ski Club. Attend one, two or three sessions per week led by experienced Loppet Ski Club coaches.

Starts September 30

It’s time to get ready for the ski season. Get a jump start on the season with the Loppet Ski Club by practicing ski drills and training exercises off snow, but often with poles or rollerskis. By training before the snow flies you will better physical shape when you get on skis and find skiing much more enjoyable. Attend one, two or three sessions per week led by experienced Loppet ski club coaches.

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 The Trailhead and bring cross country ski poles or nordic hiking poles.

This program is designed for adult skiers. Beginners will learn technique without the complication of glide (no spectacular crashes in dryland training).  Experienced skiers will benefit from a tune-up and re-emphasis on ski-specific training after a summer of biking, running, golfing etc.   

We have multiple coaches for each session.  This allows you choose an appropriate level — depending on session focus — based on your experience level and fitness.  

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Loppet Ski Club Winter 2019/20

The Ski Club’s Winter Session will begin 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.

  • 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
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Thanksgiving Weekend Ski Trip:

Can’t get to West Yellowstone but want to be knee-deep in snow? Join the Loppet Ski Club on a trip to the ABR Trails in Ironwood, MI. Great trip for the advanced, the beginner and everyone in between, providing lots of early-season opportunity to hone your skills.

More information about 2019 coming soon!

Reduced registration is offered to members of the Loppet Foundation only (use discount code LoppetMember19). Registrants will be cross-referenced with membership records to ensure valid use of this discount code. Click here to learn more about Loppet Foundation membership!

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