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Winter Registration is LIVE!

Registration for Loppet programs and season ski passes are officially live! Register today for your favorite winter Loppet programs by clicking the links below.

There is programming for juniors and adults of all skill levels in biking, skiing, yoga and more! For those of you interested in Trail Kids please be sure to note the change in their registration process this winter below.

Be sure to mark your calendar for October 18 when winter registration for for the Luminary and City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival will go live!

Winter Programming at The Loppet Foundation

Click the links below to go directly to the program pages to register.

For Juniors:

  • Winter Adventure Camp - Tuesday December 27 – Thursday December 29, 10am – 3pm. At Loppet Winter Adventure Camp youth spend their days diving into a world of non-stop outdoor fun – all on cross country skis.

    • Activities Include: cross country ski lessons, ski ball/cross country games, downhill slalom, relay races, bonfires

    • Skill Level: all welcome

    • Age Range: 9-13

  • Trail Kids 10 Week Classic + Skate Ski Program - December 27 - March 9. These sessions meet twice a week for ten weeks, focusing on both classic and skate ski technique (classic and skate equipment needed to participate in these sessions).

    • Activities Include: skate and classic ski lessons

    • Skill Level: Novice - Intermediate

    • Age Range: 7-13

    • *NEW Lottery Registration for Winter 2022-2023* Read more here.

  • Trail Kids Beginner Nordic Ski Clinics - Multiple dates. The clinics are designed for beginners and will focus on teaching the fundamental skills of classic ski or skate ski technique.

    • Activities Include: Technique drills, relays, and games on skis

    • Skill level: Beginners

    • Age Range: 7-13

    • *NEW Lottery Registration for Winter 2022-2023* Read more here.

  • Trail Kids 5 Week Classic or Skate Ski Session 1 - Two locations: Hyland or Theo Wirth Park. Trail Kids offers two five-week sessions for families that want a shorter time commitment and/or to focus on one discipline.

    • Activities Include: classic or skate ski techniques

    • Skill level: Novice - Intermediate

    • Age Range: 7-13

    • *NEW Lottery Registration for Winter 2022-2023* Read more here.

  • Trail Kids 5 Week Classic or Skate Ski Session 2 - Two locations: Hyland or Theo Wirth Park. Trail Kids offers two five-week sessions for families that want a shorter time commitment and/or to focus on one discipline.

    • Activities Include: classic or skate ski techniques

    • Skill level: Novice - Intermediate

    • Age Range: 7-13

    • *NEW Lottery Registration for Winter 2022-2023* Read more here.

  • LNR Juniors Development Team - Training for young nordic skiers interested in ski racing. Raced focus training, but will include games, agility, and some strength training.

    • Activities Include: nordic ski technique, physical conditioning

    • Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

    • Age Range: 13 - 16

  • LNR Juniors Competition Team - The LNR competition team for 16-19 year olds will continue to be focused on year round training with the goal of competing regionally and nationally.

    • Activities Include: nordic ski technique, physical conditioning, year round program

    • Skill Level: Advanced only

    • Age Range: 16 - 19

  • LCW Juniors Off Season Training: Off-season training program for junior cyclists looking to enhance their competence on the bike through a structured training regimen consisting of sport-specific strength and circuit training. Indoor cycling programming using smart-trainer technology. LCW will provide a smart trainer for those that don’t have them (this is limited to 10).

    • Activities Include: strength, circuit training

    • Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced

    • Age range: 11-17

For Adults (18+):

  • Winter Ski Club: Designed for people who are new to cross country skiing or want to become better recreational skiers.Many who join the club are skiing for the first time, are looking to ski with other people, or are simply trying to find a way to love winter in Minnesota! Others have been long-time skiers but have never had a lesson or training program. It’s also a great way to motivate yourself to ski regularly while building your skills on the snow. Regardless of motivation and experience – ALL are welcome!

    • Activities Include: dryland training, skill development, ski techniques, skiing

    • Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced

  • Adult Strength for Endurance Athletes: Focuses on building a solid base for nordic skiing, running, and other endurance sports by utilizing body weight movements, barbells, free weights, and plyometrics.

    • Activities Include: strength training

    • Skill Level: Beginner - advanced

  • Winter Yoga: Yoga geared toward the athlete who wants to supplement their training routine as well for those who want to explore and deepen their yoga practice.

    • Activities Include: yoga

    • Skill Level: intro - advanced

  • LNR Adults Beginning Skate Skiing 3 Week Clinic: Learn the basics of skate skiing over a 3 week progressive skills course.

    • Activities: skate ski

    • Skill Level: Beginner

  • LNR Adults Beginning Classic Skiing 3 Week Clinic: Learn the basics of classic skiing over a 3 week progressive skills course.

    • Activities: classic ski

    • Skill Level: Beginner

  • LNR Adults Beginner Skate Racers: Gung-Ho Beginners Skate will tackle new elements of skate technique every week. It is expected that these athletes are in good physical condition and will therefore work on technique and tackle some significant ski specific training each week.

    • Activities: skate ski technique and ski specific workouts

    • Skill Level: beginner

    • Fitness Level: high level of fitness - eg, runners, cyclists

  • LNR Adult Beginner Classic Racers: Gung-Ho Beginners Classic will tackle new elements of classic technique every week. It is expected that these athletes are in good physical condition and are therefore work on technique and tackle some significant ski specific training each week.

    • Activities: classic ski technique

    • Skill Level: beginner

  • LNR Adult Beginner/Intermediate Skate Racers: This skate-only group will do physically challenging workouts while supplementing sessions with technique instruction. Training will focus on skiers looking to train for a 30-50km race.

    • Activities: working on downhill skills, uphill climbing intervals, technique learning

    • Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

    • Locations: Hyland, Wirth

  • LNR Adults Intermediate Skate: This skate-only group will do physically challenging workouts while supplementing sessions with technique instruction. Training will focus on skiers looking to train for a 30-50km race.

    • Activities: skate skiing workouts with an emphasis on Agility + Balance instruction

    • Skill Level: Intermediate

    • Location: Battle Creek, Hyland, Wirth

  • LNR Adults Intermediate Classic: This classic only session will include both physical and technical workouts to prepare you for a classic racing. Become a more efficient skier by improving technique and increasing classic specific strength. Training will focus on 30-50km races.

    • Activities: technique instruction, physical training, intervals, specific ski strength

    • Skill Level: Intermediate

    • Location: Battle Creek, Hyland

  • LNR Adult Intermediate/Advanced Classic: Make strides in classical skiing. This classic only session will include both physical and technical workouts to prepare you for a classic racing. Training will focus on 30-50 km races.

    • Activities: technique instruction, physical training, intervals, specific ski strength

    • Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

  • LNR Adults Women’s Wednesday Group (Technique and Fitness Training): This group of women has many years of skiing experience. Skiers in this group are interested in improving technique and fitness with others. This group is not focused on racing.

    • Activities: technique, fitness, skate and classic ski

    • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • LNR Adults Women’s Wednesday Group (Intermediate/Advanced Skate & Classic Skiing): This intermediate to advanced women’s training group will do physically challenging workouts while also working on technique instruction. We’ll cover all skate and classic techniques.

    • Activities: technique, physical training, weekly intervals, ski strength

    • Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

  • LNR Adults Wave 1 Advanced Skate Training: Intensive skate skiing workouts and technique instruction. We’ll cover all skate techniques, and spend time on downhills, cornering, transitions, mass start strategies, and pacing. Training will focus on 30-50km races.

    • Activities: intervals, ski strength, drills

    • Skill Level: Advanced

  • LNR Adults Women’s Advanced Skate: Advance skate group with a focus on intervals. We will start with the technical pieces with drills and work on carrying these skills over into the interval/intensity portion of the workout to follow. Training will focus on 30-50km races.

    • Activities: intervals, ski strength, drills

    • Skill Level: Advanced

  • LCW Adult Ride Club: The LCW Adult Ride Club is a community for people who enjoy mountain biking with others. Our members span the spectrum of skill levels, from beginner to advanced, but we’re all alike in wanting to be better riders, whether it’s carving the perfect corner, nailing a drop with style, or just conquering a personal trail nemesis for the first time.

    • Activities Include: fat tire biking, strength training

    • Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced

When you register for any program or event, you also have the option to donate or become a Loppet member both of which support our mission and help create inclusive opportunities for all people to enjoy outdoor activities! Loppet members also receive early access to Luminary Loppet tickets this year!

Browse all Loppet programs!

Season Ski Passes

Bring on the wishes for snow: season ski passes are on sale Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m.! A ski pass is required to ski on any Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Ski Trails. This includes Theodore Wirth Park, Columbia Golf Course, Hiawatha Golf Course and the Chain of Lakes.

This year digital ski passes are easier than ever and are connected to your RunSignUp account. Season ski passes are available for all access or natural snow. Youth pricing is available as well as discounts for passes for multiple members of households.

Buy Your Season Ski Pass

Save the Date: Upcoming Events

Loppet Community Celebration (October 13): Come join us from 5-7pm on Thursday Oct 13 at The Trailhead for a social evening like no other! At the Loppet Community Celebration, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy drinks (one free drink per registrant) and appetizers provided by Mill Valley Market

  • Kids activities, including hayrides in the park

  • Learn about our updated mission and values!

  • S’mores and popcorn on the patio

  • Meet our new staff

  • ….and more!

We promise you will have a fun time and have plenty of opportunity to socialize with other Loppet community members. This will also serve as the annual member meeting (you do not need to be a member to attend). The event will be both indoors and outdoors. The event is FREE but please RSVP at the link below!

RSVP for the Community Celebration

Loopet Loppet (October 22): Test how far you can run in 6 or 12 hours solo or in a relay!

Register for Loopet Loppet

Turkey Traverse (November 19): fall trail walk/run with an open course option and NEW doggo 5k!

Register for Turkey Traverse