On Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, the La Ronge Ski Club and the La Ronge community will welcome hundreds of skiers to the 35th annual Don Allen Saskaloppet in Lac la Ronge Provincial Park. Now an established Saskatchewan tradition, the Saskaloppet is well known for its enthusiastic volunteers, expertly groomed classic and skate trails, and the rugged beauty of the Park’s boreal forest and Precambrian Shield landscape
Registration for all Saskaloppet events will be online at www.zone4.ca. Event options and fees will be set out in the online registration form. Click on the link on this page to go to registration.
1. 5-km ORANO Jackrabbit Glide
2. 7-km ORANO Lake Challenge
3. 12-km Precambrian Passage
4. 20-km Air Ronge Challenge
5. 38-km Raven's Tradition
6. 56-km Sask Energy Enduro
7. 52-km and 77-km Robertson Trading Kupesewin
All registrations are to be made online at www.zone4.ca with the deadline on Monday, February 26th.
Pick a distance that works for you and enjoy a great day of skiing!
The Don Allen Saskaloppet is a timed event. Finish times are all recorded on skiers’ finishing certificates. Finish times will also be posted on www.zone4.caand posted to the Saskaloppet website’s archived results.
Friendly volunteers at conveniently located checkpoints provide food, refreshments, shelter, encouragement, a warm fire, first aid and toilets. If necessary, you may leave the trail at any checkpoint and be transported back to La Ronge. Be sure to dress appropriately for winter conditions.
For more information, skiers may click on the 2018 Saskaloppet brochure on this site. They may also telephone the Don Allen Saskaloppet Chair, TBA, at (306) 425-7328 (days) or (306) 425-2807 (evenings) or e-mail the Don Allen Saskaloppet Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by the La Ronge Ski Club
2 races planned (Saturday and Sunday) - More details to come
Hosted by the Carlton Trail Ski Club
Hello fellow XC skiers:
We have the frustrating task to inform you all that due to very adverse weather conditions, we are forced to Cancel this year’s Valentines Ski Loppet.
This would have been our 38th Annual event, one of the longest running Ski Loppets in Saskatchewan. Even this year’s Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Loppet, held near Edmonton, Alberta, their 35th Annual event, which was also to be held this Saturday, February 9, has been cancelled due to the extreme cold and wind chill. This event involves nearly 2000 people.
So, we thank you all for your interest as a volunteer or as a skier in this event, and wish to invite you back for our hopeful 39th Loppet next year, on Saturday February 8, 2020.
We do have great snow, so at least now when the weather improves, we can get onto the trails, and maybe see some of you at other upcoming loppets around the province. Thanks again. Cheers, Wanda and Brad Lefebvre
Participants should have Learn 2 Train Dryland as a prerequisite.
Register online at: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=19478&lan=1&cartlevel=1
Facilitated by Alison Meinert.
Location to be determined closer to the dates of the course, based on snow conditions.