Lake Placid Loppet to take place March 8

Thousands of skiers have participated in, what has become, one of the premier Nordic events in the country. For the past 30 years the Lake Placid Loppet has provided a challenging and enjoyable race ski on the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg trails. 

Starting at what is now known as the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Ski Trails, the  Loppet and Kort-Loppet run on a modified course of the 1980 Winter Olympic 50km course. of the most challenging citizen races in the world. Skiers should consider carefully whether to enter the 25km or 50km event.  However, many recreational skiers do participate at a less strenuous touring pace.
Registration is only available through March 7. There is no registration available on race day, March 8. Feeding stations (indicated on the map above) are available every 5 km with beverages and high energy snacks, necessary to complete the course.

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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