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 email@example.com
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.