Like everyone waiting for our first big snowfall in the Bow Valley, loppet skiers are waiting for registration to open! Ongoing course routing discussions with Parks Canada and AltaLink have meant it is necessary to delay loppet registration by one week. Registration for the 2017 Lake Louise to Banff Loppet & Relay will open at 8AM on Saturday December 10th, on the Zone4.ca website and NOT on Saturday December 3rd as was posted earlier.
Leg 1: Rather than turning right off the old Corral Creek roadbed and skiing along Corral Creek towards Morant’s Curve, skiers will continue straight to the Corral Creek picnic area at the Bow Valley Parkway, turn right and ski adjacent to the BVP and rejoin the trail before Morant’s Curve.
Leg 2: Leaving Baker Creek parking lot, the winter trail will be to the right side of the power line cut, rather than in its more usual centre placement. Further on, the trail will approach but not enter Protection Mountain Campground. The road crossing to the south side of the BVP will occur before PMC and connect with the usual winter trail paralleling the train tracks.
Leg 3: Leaving Castle Lookout parking lot, the winter trail will be as close as possible to the centre of the power line cut, as Altalink brush clearing could be in progress.
As loppet day approaches, we will update this information with any other changes.
Start your taper.
Opens 8AM, Saturday December 10, 2016