Loppet-lovers, listen up! The City of Lakes Loppet is almost here! On Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th, get out of the house and join the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation City for two days of loppet-filled festivities.
Wait, so what exactly is a “loppet”? A loppet is loosely defined as “any long endurance race or athletic event which occurs across varied terrain.” Cross-country skiing is the name of the game, and as for the terrain? The beautiful and (currently!) snow-dusted trails around and near Lake of the Isles.
Highlights include a snow sculpture contest, several fun and challenging Loppet races (including shorter courses for children), and a “Luminary Loppet” featuring a beautiful night-time ski around Lake of the Isles, lit up with thousands of ice luminaries. And don’t forget to take a break from the festivities and enjoy good food and beverages at the Surly Beer and Vendor Village (hours vary by day).
For a full listing of events and course maps, visit the City of Lakes Loppet event page.
Get your loppet fix and join the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation as they celebrate winter in Minnesota (now that it’s finally here!) with the City of Lakes Loppet.
The mission of the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation is to promote and support cross country skiing in the Minneapolis area. The organization has three focus areas: events, programming and trails. Visit www.loppet.org for more information.