Race Deal at Mountaineer Lodge
Thanks to Mountaineer Lodge for special race day rates at their hotel.
$125 per night (reg $155) - Standard Two Queen Guest Room
Rate includes breakfast daily.
Available January 16, 17 & 18, 2015. Double occupancy.
Dec 13, 2014 (12:51pm)
Registration is now full.
Dec 13, 2014 (8:50am)
The race is almost full. 21 spots left as of 8:50am.
Registration opens tomorrow morning (Saturday, December 13) at 8AM sharp on Zone4. Here are a few tips to help you speed through the process.
The loppet cost is $55 per skier regardless of how many legs, which includes Zone4's credit card and processing fees.
Remember to select and pay for the bus shuttle during registration if you wish to use the service (departs Central Park, Banff at 7AM on race day and drops you off at the Chateau Lake Louise)
Note that the shuttle from the finish line at Sawback to the Banff Centre is free and will operate first come first served, no registration required.
Teams: One person (Team Captain) must sign up all team members at the same time under the same registration transaction, paying for everyone and then getting them to reimburse you.
It helps us greatly if you can enter all of this info at registration time but if you are unsure of any of the details, use your best judgement.
Mixed Teams: To be eligible for Mixed Team awards, the team must be 50/50 male/female so either 2 skiers, one male and one female each skiing 2 legs or 4 skiers, two male and two female each skiing one leg.
Leg 2 from Baker Creek to Castle Lookout is 'open for business'!
Dave Millard (loppet committee) and Chris MacDonald (solo Women 50+) enjoy the trail, thanks to the track setting efforts of Mike Huminuik (Baker Creek)
The Alberta World Cup Society is hosting the NorAm Western Canadian XC Ski Championships at Lake Louise on January 15 and is looking for volunteers! Click http://www.albertaworldcup.com for further information.
The flood damaged Healy Creek bridge and trail will not be reconstructed before the upcoming loppet. Hence, the loppet will finish at the Sawback Picnic area on the 1A. (50km, 4 sections, up to 4 relay members). Shuttle service from the finish to Banff will be provided by the organizers. Start your taper.
Pending Parks Canada approval, the 2015 loppet will be held on Sunday, January 18 (backup date Sunday, January 25). At this time we are not sure whether or not the Healy Creek bridge (leg 6) will be reconstructed this winter in time for the loppet. This will determine if the 2015 is (again) 50km or 72km. Prior to on-line registration opening on December 13th (8:00), we will provide a course update.
Registration is now full.
Race Day is Sunday, January 18, 2015