This fun and unique Loppet returns for another winter! New last year was our 2km and 5km courses on the valley trails, for our younger and beginner skiers. The longer 12km and 24km courses start from the Top of the Morrisey Express chairlift - the 12km course is the direct route down to the finish, with the 24km course going back up to McGillivray Lake for another 12km on our scenic trails.
The 2km, 5km, and 12km courses are free technique where skaters and classic technique will compete with combined times. The 24km course is for either skate or classic skiers, with separate timing for both techniques.
Starting Time & Location11:00am start from the top of the Morrisey Express chairlift for the 24km, followed by an 11:05 am start for the 12km course. The 2km and 5km courses will start at the west end of P5 near the Nordic Centre at 11:05am.
Course DescriptionsCheck out our interactive Nordic trail map for reference:
2km Course: Start at the Umbrella Café, up past the Nordic Centre, along P5 to Cotton Tail, down Cotton Tail to the finish at the Nordic Centre.
5km Course: Start at the Umbrella Café, up past the Nordic Centre, along P5 to Cotton Tail, out Cotton Tail to Vista, up Vista to McGillivray Lake Trail and turn around point, back on Vista, Cotton Tail to finish at the Nordic Centre.
12km Course: Start at the top of the Morrisey chair, Holy Cow to Pony Loop, to Holy Cow, to Great Grey, to Vista, to Cotton Tail to finish at Nordic Centre.
24km Course: First lap is the same as the 12km course. From there, point up to P5 to Cotton Tail, to Vista, to McGillivray Lake trail Otter trail junction: Location of Aid Station. Then up Blue Grouse, up Nut Hatch, down Raven Ramble to McGillivray Lake Cabin turnaround. Back McGillivray Lake trail, down Otter, Great Grey to Vista, to Cotton Tail to finish at the Nordic Centre.
Note: Use caution with two way traffic on Cotton Tail.
Age Categories5 and under, 6-9, 10-13, for the 2km and 5km courses, 14-17 (12km only) and 18-45, 46-59, 60+ for the 24km course. Male and female in each.
Bib pick-up and waiver signing will be at the Sun Peaks Nordic Centre from 8:00am to 10:00am on February 22, 2015.
Post Race SocialA post-loppet social will be held with fantastic draw prizes will be awarded at the social. Location TBD