The Saskaloppet is set to go on Friday, March 4 (the Kupesewin) and Saturday, March 5 (main events). Because of fire damage on the regular Saskaloppet Trail, all events will be held at the Don Allen Trails.
On Friday, March 4th, and Saturday, March 5th, 2016, the La Ronge Ski Club and the La Ronge community will welcome hundreds of skiers to the 33rd 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. 3-km (1 lap of the 3-km Loop).
2. 10-km (5-km Loop + the Summit Loop).
3. 20-km (the 10-km course x 2).
4. 30-km (2 laps of Midway Lake + Summit Loops).
5. 45-km (3 laps of Midway Lake + Summit Loops).
6. Kupesewin Lite (1 lap of Midway Lake/Summit on Day 1 + 2 laps of Midway Lake/Summit on Day 2 = 45 km).
7. Kupesewin Marathon & Sasquatch (2 laps of Midway Lake/Summit on Day 1 + 3 laps of Midway Lake/Summit on Day 2 = 75 km).
All registrations are to be made online at www.zone4.ca with the deadline on Monday, February 29.
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.ca and 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 2016 Saskaloppet brochure on this site. They may also telephone the Don Allen Saskaloppet Chair, Dorothy Looyestein, at (306) 425-7328 (days) or (306) 425-2807 (evenings) or e-mail the Don Allen Saskaloppet Committee at