XC Conditions
KM Open
48
New Snow
0"
Primary Surface
packed powder
Secondary Surface
Hard pack

Lake Placid Nordic Festival

March 18, 2017

Lake Placid Loppet

Saturday, March 18  |  50km & 25km races

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. Included with your Loppet entry fee is the Celebration BBQ & Awards on Saturday evening immediately following the races at Mt. Van Hoevenberg . Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher gift pint glass with one free beer or soda. There will also be complimentary post-race food.

2017 Loppet Results

Race Details

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 the course at all feeding stations and 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, providing beverages and high energy foods. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful and historic race!

LOPPET COURSE MAP

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

 

LOPPET & KORT LOPPET START TIMES
Distance Style Start Time
50km Classic Technique Loppet 9:00 am
25km Classic Technique Kort Loppet 9:15 am
50km Free Technique Loppet 10:00 am
25km Free Technique Kort Loppet 10:15 am

 

2017 LOPPET REGISTRATION FEES
Registration dates Cost 2016 - 2017 Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Pass Holder High School / College Student
by Dec. 31, 2016 $70 $60 $30
Jan. 1 - Mar. 14, 2017 $85 $75 $45
In person Mar. 17, 2017 $100 $90 $60

Price of registration includes the Celebration BBQ & Awards. 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.

***No registration available on race day.***

Registration Changes

***Online registration for all Loppet races closes on Tuesday, March 14. The only way to register after Tuesday is in person on Friday, March 17 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg from 4:00 - 7:00 pm during the scheduled bib pick-up time.***

  • Entrants have until the Tuesday before race day to change their race distance or technique without penalty.
  • NO changes will be accepted on race day.
  • Once entry is received, competitors have until 11:59 pm on March 14 to change race distance. There will be absolutely no changes to race distance on race day. Please log into your Ski Reg account to directly make a race distance change.


Bib Pickup & In Person Registration

Bib Pickup and In Person Registration will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, March 17 at the Cross Country Lodge at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. There will be no registration on race day, however you can pick up your bib from 7:00 to 8:00 am Saturday, March 18 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Entrants will receive a race packet containing their numbered bib with chip timing and final race instructions.

BIB PICK-UP TIMES AND LOCATIONS
In Person Registration/Bib Pick-up Friday, Mar. 17 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Bib Pickup Only Saturday, Mar. 18 from 7:00 - 8:00 am Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Weather Conditions & Event Postponement

It is the responsibility of the participant to check on the status of the race. Race conditions and changes will be posted on this page and 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 ensure the safety of all competitors.

Citizens Challenge Races

Saturday, March 18  |  3km, 6km, & 12km races  |  Races begin at 1:00 pm

The 3km, 6km and 12km races are designed for those who are new to racing or experienced skiers looking for a community event that is fun. With either the 3km course—slightly challenging, but relatively flat—or the 6km—which includes a couple of short but strenuous uphills—you will be rewarded with camaraderie, pristine conditions and all of the fun parts of a large race. Any technique is welcome in this mass start event that is perfect for friends, couples or families who are looking for a healthy tradition. Surrounded by the Lake Placid Nordic Fest and winding on the Olympic Trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg, this will be a great experience for all participants. Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher gift pint glass with one free beer or soda. There will also be complimentary post-race food. Awards will take place at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in the finish tent. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place finisher in each age class.

2017 Citizens Challenge Race Results

Race Details

All courses leave the XC stadium and follow the Loppet course for 1 km from the start line, but then veer left away from the Loppet, staying on the flatter terrain surrounding Josie's Cabin. At the Bailey Bridge (bridge with flags), the 3km course will continue on the flats and finish into the stadium on the Flatlander Trail. The 6/12km course will cross over the bridge (2 km) and make it's way onto Perimeter (skied backwards). After a left onto Wabbit's Way, skiers will descend into "The Hole," and basically do the 2 km biathlon course, which involves 2 ups and downs that require intermediate ability. This includes briefly joining the main course of the Loppet, with a stop at a remote feed station, complete with a warming fire and kids cheering with cowbells. After another kilometer of flat terrain, the course merges with the Loppet course into the double tubes, and climbs an easy grade to the stadium. This loop is done once for the 6km and twice for the 12km.

There will be one mass start for each of the techniques, and an additional feeding station within the stadium. The 12km & 6km races will both begin at 1:00 pm, with the 3km race starting at 1:15 pm.

2016 - 2017 CITIZENS CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FEES
Registration dates Cost 2016 - 2017 Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Pass Holder High School / College Student
by Dec. 31, 2016 $15 $10 $10
Jan. 1 - Mar. 14, 2017 $20 $15 $15
In person Mar. 17 - 18, 2017 $25 $20 $20

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.

***Race Day Registration available from 7:00 - 11:00 am for Citizen's Challenge Races.***

Registration and bib pick-up will be Friday, March 17 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Cross Country Lodge at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and Saturday, March 18 from 7:00 - 11:00 am at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. 

Race Results

Click on the button below to view the race results from the 2017 Loppet, Kort Loppet, and Citizen's Challenge races. Congrats to all of our participants and thanks for a great day on the course! 

2017 Loppet Results

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
25K Men's Classic 25K Women's Classic
25K Men's Freestyle 25K Women's Freestyle
50K Men's Classic 50K Women's Classic
50K Men's Freestyle 50K Women's Freestyle
2013 LOPPET RESULTS
25K Classic
25K Freestyle
50K Classic
50K Freestyle

Awards

2011 LOPPET RESULTS
25K Men's Classic 25K Women's Classic
25K Men's Freestyle 25K Women's Freestyle
50K Men's Classic 50K Women's Classic
50K Men's Freestyle 50K Women's Freestyle

 Contact Information

Assistance with online registration / general information
Matthew Yaniro: (518) 302-5312, myaniro@orda.org

Course Conditions at the Olympic Sports Complex, Cross Country Center
(518) 523-2811

American Ski Marathon Series
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General Information
Loppet Registration Fee: $70 (by Dec. 31) | $85 (Jan. 1 - Mar. 14) | $100 (on Mar. 17)
Loppet Registration Fee for 16-17 Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Passholders: $60 (by Dec. 31) | $75 (Jan. 1 - Mar. 14) | $90 (on Mar. 17)
Loppet Registration Fee for High School & College Students: $30 (by Dec. 31) | $45 (Jan. 1 - Mar. 14) | $50 (on Mar. 17)
***Online Registration for all races CLOSES on Tuesday, Mar. 14. The only way to register after Mar. 14 is in person on Friday, Mar. 17 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Entry fees will not be refunded if the racer must withdraw for any reason.
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