Lake Placid Loppet

Saturday, February 20th 2014 | 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. Skiers should consider carefully whether to enter the 25km or 50km event.  However, many recreational skiers do participate at a less strenuous touring pace.


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. You will be required to verify your start wave by turning in a 3x5 card provided in your race packet as you enter the start corral. All racers and spectators must park in the Cross Country parking lot. Warming areas, wax rooms, restrooms and post race refreshments will be available in the Cross Country Lodge. Safety and Feeding Stations.  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.  Classic technique skiers starting in the free technique races will not be eligible for classic race awards. Start position is determined by a racers ability but preference is given to elite athletes.

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





2015-16 Registration
  Cost 2015-16 OSC Pass Holder
Received by TBA TBA TBA
In person TBA TBA TBA
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.


Register online today!

Online registration on closes TBA

Registration Changes

  • Entrants have TBA 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 TBA
Bib Pick-up Only TBA TBA

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.




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


Photos of competitors will be avalible for purchase and download HERE shortly after the race.


Contact Information

Register Online Today
Download our Registration Form

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)

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