2018 Maps and Profiles
After feedback from participants, we have adjusted the 50 km course to ensure that it is the full 50 km distance. Instead of taking the Lunch Lake cutoff, it now follows Norwegian Woods to go a little further north before returning south. Improvements for course flow have also been made near the biathlon stadium.
A slight adjustment from last year’s courses has also been made to the 15, 30 and 50 km courses near the Callaghan Country entry. Instead of accessing the Madeley Creek Loop via a cutoff, the courses will follow a loop that passes by the Callaghan Country entry.
This is a free technique event, which means you can skate or classic ski. For those that plan to use the classic technique only, you can indicate this when you register. We list the technique selected by registrants in the results so that you can compare yourself to others also doing classic. However, there are no separate awards for those doing classic only.
|Course||Description||Course Map||Course Profile|
|Loppet (Classic & Skate)||15 km Map||15 km Profile|
|Loppet (Classic & Skate)||30 km Map||30 km Profile|
|Loppet (Classic & Skate)||50 km Map||50 km Profile|
10 km Sit Ski
|10 km Sit Ski Map|
Kids 5 km
|Loppet (Classic & Skate)||5 km Mini Map|
We reserve the right to revise courses at any time.
Actual Distances May Vary
Please be aware that it is difficult to create courses that measure exactly 5, 15, 30 and 50 km when using an established trail system. In addition, homologation standards allow for a shorter course if it contains significant elevation gains (or a longer distance if it is relatively flat). As a result, there will be slight variations between the posted distance and your workout device. Note that undulating terrain results in inaccurate distances being reported by personal GPS devices. For 2018, we have made a point of trying to be as close as possible to the specified distances. You will definitely earn that bowl of chili waiting for you at the finish!
Aid Stations & Finish Line Food
All aid stations on course will be providing water, energy drinks, and gels or energy bars. For aid station locations check the maps above, relevant to your distance (top of Norwegian Woods/Madeley Road, Madeley Creek Loop, Porter’s Glide and the stadium). There will be fruit at the finish along with chili, buns and hot chocolate.
There will also be kick wax at the aid stations for those who choose to classic ski, in the event they need a little something to help them go up those hills.
Be aware the trail system is open to the public. To ensure that everyone enjoys their experience, please keep to the right unless passing and yield to downhill skiers. Be courteous and go around slower skiers, whether they are racers or members of the public. Please do not skate over the classic tracks.
50 km Cutoff
You must be in the stadium for the second time within 2.5 hours if skiing the 50 kilometre event. For safety reasons, skiers arriving at the stadium after that time will not be allowed to continue.