Nov 29, 2013
Welcome to the 2014 loppet! As previously noted, spring flooding has necessitated a shortened loppet. So…
1) The loppet will end at the Sawback picnic area (end of leg 4, 50 km), where we have previously finished in "low-snow" years.
With the shorter distance, we hope many of you will consider skiing the entire 50 km. Think of it as training for the 2015 full distance!
Other event information can be found on this website.
On-line registration opens at 0800h on Sunday, December 15. Have your credit card warmed up. It's our version of a Black Friday sale!
Oct 23, 2013
Welcome to the 2014 Lake Louise TOWARDS Banff Loppet and Relay!
What we know…first, the loppet date is Sunday, January 19 with an alternate date of Sunday, January 26 (due to snow conditions or cold weather), second, on-line registration will open up on Zone4.ca website at 0800h on Sunday, December 15.
What we don't know…where will the loppet finish? Details, details! Leg 6 (Healy Creek trail from the Sunshine Road to Banff) received significant damage in the June floods. The bridge was washed out and major trail erosion occurred further along the trail paralleling the creek. It is anticipated that the trail will be repaired in Spring 2014.
The Sunshine Road overpass is not a safe location to end the loppet after Leg 5, so your organizing committee is putting on its collective thinking cap. Possible locations to end the loppet are at the end of Leg 4 (Sawback picnic area, 50 km, and previously used in low-snow years) or midway along Leg 5 in a suitable spot. An announcement of the finish location and the number of legs (important for relay teams) will be posted on our website by December 1.
Start your training taper!