Skiers at the start of the Snoqualmie Loppet!
What is a Loppet?
It is Norwegian for "Citizen's race". The Snoqualmie Loppet is a fun non-organized 30K tour of the Snoqualmie Pass Nordic Areas - Summit Nordic, Iron Horse Trail, Troll Hagen, and Cabin Creek. The primary purposes are to be safe, have fun, and meet some of new people! Not everyone does the whole course, portions are good too!
The Snoqualmie LoppetHere is a chance and a easy way to experience the fun, friendship, adventure, and drama of a long distance ski tour. What a great way to introduce people to the entire Snoqualmie Pass Nordic trail system! We'll ski through the Summit Nordic area, Iron Horse Trail, Erling Strodahl Trails, and finish at the Cabin Creek Trail System. This is an informal event with no sponsors, no support, no prizes, and no responsibility! Just a group of friends out for a challenging ski!
We will arrange a couple of car shuttles to Cabin Creek. The ski is about 32 kilometers total distance, about the same as the Hog Loppet. You can also do any of the sections if you are not up to full Loppet. Last year there about a dozen of us total, and we hope for more than that this year.
This is a free community friends ski, however, you must have a trail pass to use the Summit Nordic Trail System and if you park your car you must have a SNO-PARK permit! It is recommended that you start promptly at 9 am for the best snow conditions. We usually have about 15 people do the Iron Horse portion
We'll meet at the Summit East lower parking lot at 8 am to shuttle as a couple of cars to Cabin Creek. Watch for folks needing a ride back at the end of the day.
There is no recommended ski gear or technique suggested. Classic or skate is fine. Faster Skiers will complete in about 3/4 hours. Slower skiers perhaps 5/6 hours. It depends on your gear, your technique, your wax, the weather, grooming conditions, and your physical ability. There is no rush.
There is no support on the course other than Summit East Lodge (Old Milwaukee Lodge). Please bring food and water.
Distance 21.46 miles
Elevation Gain 1309'
Elevation Loss 2549'
Keep track of your time and we'll post the results right here!
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This is a no fee, no shirt, no aid, no responsibility, no whining, barely organized type event, so plan on carrying your favorite method of hydration and some energy grub as well! -- (And, of course) This is not a race but rather just a fun ski!
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