Lake Placid Loppet

at Mt Van Hoevenberg

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Mt. Van Hoevenberg

The Lake Placid Loppet is one of the best events of its kind in the country. Over the past 30 years, thousands of skiers have enjoyed skiing and racing on the challenging Mt. Van Hoevenberg trails at the Olympic Sports Complex. The Lake Placid Loppet is conducted by the Olympic Regional Development Authority on the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Ski Trails. The Loppet and Kort-Loppet run on a slightly modified version of the 50km course constructed for the 1980 Winter Olympics making it one of the most challenging citizen races in the world. This is a perfect race for recreational to expert skiers who are looking for a unique and challenging race. The Lake Placid Loppet is also proud to be a qualifier for the American Birkebeiner and a member of the NENSA Marathon Series


Course Specifications
50km Loppet 2 x 25km loop
25km Kort-Loppet 1 x 25km loop
Height Difference 183m
Maximum Climb 69m
Total Climb for Kort-Loppet 560m
Total Climb for Loppet 1120m

Start/Finish Area Race start and finish is in the Cross Country Stadium. Warming areas, wax rooms, restrooms and post race refreshments will be available in the Cross Country Lodge. Nordic ski patrol will be on course at all feeding stations and at additional locations. Please report injured skiers at the next feed station or to the first race official encountered. There is a complete first aid room at the Cross Country Lodge. Feeding stations are located every 5km. Each feeding station will provide beverages and high energy foods. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful and historic race.

To view the course map Click Here


Race Start Times
Distance Style Start Time
50km Classic Technique Loppet TBA
25km Classic Technique Kort Loppet TBA
50km Free Technique Loppet TBA
25km Free Technique Kort Loppet TBA


2016-17 Registration
  Cost 2016-17 OSC Pass Holder
Price of registration includes the awards banquet. No registration available on race day.  Entry fees will not be refunded if the racer must withdraw for any reason. Entries are not transferable and race officials will disqualify any racer using another entrant's bib.

Registration Changes

  • Entrants have until the Wednesday before race day to change their race distance or technique without penalty
  • To make a registration change request contact the organizers directly by emailing Elizabeth Moeller

Late Registration and Bib Pick-up

All late registration and bib pick-up will be at the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Lodge. Racers will receive a packet containing their numbered bib, entry card, and final race instructions.

Bib Pick-up
Late Registration/Bib Pick-up TBA Lake Placid Conference Center
Bib Pick-up Only TBA Mt Van Hoevenberg

Weather Conditions/Postponement
It is the responsibility of the participant to check on the status of the race. Race conditions and changes will be posted at or will be available by calling the Cross Country Lodge at 518.523.2811. No refunds or credits will be made to competitors unable to compete on the alternate date. Extreme cold or other hazardous weather conditions on race day may cause race organizers to modify or shorten the course to insure the safety of all competitors.


2015 Loppet Results

Mens's Women's
25K Classic 25K Classic
25K Freestyle 25K Freestyle
50K Classic 50K Classic
50K Freestyle 50K Freestyle


2014 Loppet Results

Men's Women's
25K Classic 25K Classic
25K Freestyle 25K Freestyle
50K Classic 50K Classic
50K Freestyle 50K Freestyle


2013 Loppet Results
25K Classic -- Click Here
25K Freestyle -- Click Here
50K Classic -- Click Here
50K Freestyle -- Click Here
Awards -- Click Here


2012 Loppet Results
25K Mens Classic --Canceled 25K Women's Classic --Canceled
25K Mens Freestyle --Canceled 25K Women's Freestyle --Canceled
50K Mens Classic --Canceled 50K Women's Classic --Canceled
50K Mens Freestyle --Canceled 50K Women's Freestyle --Canceled


2011 Loppet Results
25K Mens Classic -- results 25K Women's Classic -- results
25K Mens Freestyle -- results 25K Women's Freestyle -- results
50K Mens Classic -- results 50K Women's Classic -- results
50K Mens Freestyle -- results 50K Women's Freestyle -- results

 Contact Information

Application Request Line

518.523.1655 ext 5331

General Information

Course Conditions at the Olympic Sports Complex, Cross Country Center

Lake Placid Essex Country Visitors Bureau
800.447.5224 (Accommodation Information)

Olympic Authority Activities

American Ski Marathon Series

General Information
Home of Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center, as well as the Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Track
Host of fantastic cross country skiing and snowshoeing on world-class groomed trails, and authentic cozy lodges for the perfect warm-up after your ski.