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Latest News

Nov 8, 2018

Our Environmental Assessment has been approved by Parks Canada. Start your training. Loppet on!

Nov 2, 2018

Hi friends,

After a one year hiatus, our loppet is returning to the valley! The Bow Valley Parkway reopened this summer following a major road rebuild at Morant’s Curve (leg 1). Pending Parks Canada’s approval of our Environmental Impact Assessment, the loppet will be held on Sunday, January 20 (snow/cold weather backup date of Sunday, January 27.) After lengthy discussions with Parks, we are no longer able to ski through the ‘backswamp’ (leg 5); thus the 2019 loppet will be on our previously used 50km course, ending at the Sawback picnic area. Four legs with 200 skiers (solo or teams of 2, 3 or 4. No solo and team members combined). Shuttles provided back to Banff. We plan to open online registration on Zone4 at 0800h (MST), Saturday, December 1.

Now, many of us (organizers, participants and volunteers) have all felt the ‘loppet love’, but several committee members are feeling the need to take the hefty loppet retirement package. As a committee, we didn’t want 2017 to have been the unintended final loppet after so many great years. Perhaps 30 loppets?! That being said, the committee is looking for some of you nordic ski enthusiasts to pick up the cause for future loppets by joining the organizing committee and assuming some of our roles. Feel confident that the transition would be well supported by outgoing members. Plus, there’s the use of the corporate jet.

In the meantime, start your taper.

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Race Details

Registration

Race Day is Sunday January 20, 2019
Backup is Sunday January 27, 2019

Links

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Parks Canada
Nordic Centre
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