Loppet Foundation

An event celebrating the best of Minnesota, held in the U.S. for the first time since 2001.

The FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by VIESSMANN is the preeminent cross-country skiing world tour. Held each winter between November and March, the fastest skiers in the world come together to compete at these races — including our own hometown (s)hero, Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins!

Jessie Diggins“Hosting the World Cup is our chance to show skiers from around the World how Minnesota embraces winter – through sport and through our hospitality. U.S. Ski & Snowboard and The Loppet Foundation are excited to host a world-class competition and share our state with athletes from around the World. We’re equally excited to give ski fans from around the U.S. a chance to see the action up close for the first time in nineteen years! I am so proud to represent Minnesota as one of the first American athletes to win Olympic Gold in cross-country, and now to bring the sport I love to the state I call home.”
Jessie Diggins, Olympic Gold Medalist, native of Afton, MN

Learn more about this event by watching the video below

Be part of this historic moment in the state of Minnesota by volunteering, becoming a partner, and coming out to Theodore Wirth Regional Park in March of 2020 for this once-in-a-lifetime event!