All trails will be groomed for skating and classic skiing. Checkpoints are located every four to nine kilometers and have radio contact, first aid, toilets, beverages, food, a campfire and friendly volunteers. There will be awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skiers in each age category and event, except for the Jackrabbit Glide, which provides an award for each young skier.
Don't know what to try? The Don Allen Saskaloppet includes 5 km, 8 km, 13 km, 20 km, 35 km, and 55 km events as well as the 84 km Kupesewin events. Good conditioning is important, but you don't have to be an expert skier to enjoy the Saskaloppet. Choose the event to match your skills:
- 5 km AREVA Jackrabbit Glide: 10 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Even the youngest skiers can take part in the fun and excitement of the Saskaloppet with our mascot, Ragnar the Raven. Hot dogs and drinks at the halfway mark make a nice break for the young champions and their chaperones.
- 8 km Conexus Lake Challenge: 10 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Skiers wanting to see just a bit more of Lac La Ronge can sign up for the Lake Challenge. After skiing down to Peanut Grove for hotdogs and drinks, skiers will retrace their route and go back across the lake ice to reach the finish line.
- 13 km Precambrian Passage: 10 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Novice loppeters or those out for a shorter day will enjoy this tour through the boreal forest to Checkpoint 1 and back.
- 20 km Northerner Challenge: 10 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Anticipate a relaxing day or test your stamina and speed out to Checkpoint 2 and back.
- 35 km NRT Raven’s Tradition: 10 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Test yourself on the moderately challenging section of the Saskaloppet Trails, with ravens as your guide.
- 55 km Enduro: 8:30 a.m. Saturday March 3rd
Go the distance to the Don Allen Trails for a ski through Stonehenge and to catch the view from the Summit.
- 84 km Kupesewin Marathon and Sasquatch: 12:30 p.m. Friday March 6th
Head off for two days of adventure on Friday, spend the night on the Summit, then ski back to La Ronge for a hero’s welcome. Note the requirements for this event. The Kupesewin Marathon and Saskquatch events are limited to the first 25 skiers.
All events start on the ice across from the La Ronge Hotel and Suites.
Pick up your race package one hour before start time, or at the Meet and Greet Reception on Friday evening 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the La Ronge Hotel and Suites.
In the event that organizers cancel any event, or reject a previously accepted application, they reserve the right to keep a portion of the fees to cover costs incurred. They reserve the right to cancel or alter any or all events, at any time, without notice or liability.
Registration for the 2012 Saskaloppet is Online Only!
For more information, please click here for the 2012 Don Allen Saskaloppet brochure.
Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
For more information phone (306)-425-7328 (days) or (306) 425-2807 (evenings)