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Lake Louise Virtual Loppet - Be With Us In Spirit

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        Be with us in Spirit!

  A loppet is a "community fun race on cross country skis" open to all ages and abilities.  Calgary Ski Club's annual Lake Louise Loppet is the longest-running in Western Canada.  It is held every year in Lake Louise on the first Sunday in March when the snow and lake ice are at their peak condition.  It usually involves a mass start with many participants.

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, we are not able to host our 49th annual loppet at Lake Louise.  Instead, we are hosting a virtual loppet so you can be with us in spirit.  


What is a virtual loppet, you ask? Well, you simply register for the loppet,  pay your entry fee, get your swag, choose your distance like 10 km or 20 km, then you push, pull or drag yourself along a course of your choosing during the selected race period.  No need to come to Lake Louise.  You can do it anywhere in the world where you can use skis or roller skis.  You will have from Feb 20th, 2021 to March 7th, 2021 to complete your designated distance.  Once you are done, simply submit your results to us. You may include a picture, a story or a description of your course.


Record your results here.


Please join our Facebook participant forum  to submit photos and stories or send them to


All net proceeds will go to Spirit North, a charity that works for empowering Indigenous youth through sport and play.  Spirit North was founded and is run by Beckie Scott, a former Canadian Olympian. The organization is recognized as one of Canada’s leading sport-for-social-development organizations.


Register early, get your swag and get moving.


Shirts and neck gaiters may not be exactly as shown. i.e. shirts have no cuffs. Please refer to our Loppet page for sizing chart and other details Lake Louise Loppet Virtual Edition 2021

Note, registration numbers below will only show to Event Coordinators
Saturday, February 20, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
Anywhere in the world that you can cross country ski.
Join the Invite Only Virtual participant group
With us in Spirit at Lake Louise  

Additional Info:
Lori Davidson
Gerry Galambos
XC Skiing
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Have fun!!! Be Safe !!! Follow your local rules for Covid 19, physical distancing and group sizes.

1) Participation is at your own risk.

2) Please use recognized trails that are groomed and open for public use.

3) For your safety, please avoid remote or backcountry trails that are not regularly used.

4) If you do use a less travelled trail, please use a buddy system.
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Pick up your race package in Calgary
Race package to be mailed within Canada & USA
Race package to be mailed to outside Canada or the USA
Donation or no swag option