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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 2 km, 7 km, 12 km, 20 km, 38 km, and 56 km events as well as the 52-km and 77-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:

  • 2 km ORANO Jackrabbit Glide: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd
    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 will be at Peanut Grove located near the finish line.  The Jackrabbit Glide starts and finishes at the Nut Point Campground.  Parents or chaperones are responsible for transporting Jackrabbit skiers to the start/finish line at the Campground.  Ample vehicle parking is available in a parking lot adjacent to the start/finish.

  • 7 km ORANO Lake Challenge: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd
    Skiers wanting to see just a bit more of Lac La Ronge can sign up for the Lake Challenge. Skiers in the 7-km Lake Challenge are welcome to stop at Peanut Grove for hotdogs and drinks before they retrace their route across the lake ice to reach the finish line.
  • 12 km Eagle Point Precambrian Passage: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd
    Novice loppeters or those out for a shorter day will enjoy this tour through the boreal forest to Checkpoint 1 and back.
  • 20 km Air Ronge Challenge: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd
    Anticipate a relaxing day or test your stamina and speed out to Checkpoint 2 and back.

  • 35 km Raven’s Tradition: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd
    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 2nd
    Go the distance to the Don Allen Trails for a ski through Stonehenge and to catch the view from the Summit.
  • 52 km Kupesewin Lite, 77 km Kupesewin Marathon and 77 km Kuspesewin Sasquatch: 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 1st
    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 Lite, Marathon and Saskquatch events are limited to the first 25 skiers registering.

All events start on the ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue. 

Bib Pickup:

Skiers in the main Saturday events may pick up their race package and bib at the Meet & Greet reception on Friday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., at the La Ronge Legion Hall.  Or, they can pick up their race package and bib  on Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the La Ronge Legion.

Refunds:

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:

Registration for the 2019 Saskaloppet is online only at www.zone4.ca.

The registration deadline is Monday, February 25 at 11:00 p.m.  However, late registrations will be accepted subject to a late registration fee of $10 until Thursday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information phone Event Chair, Dorothy Looyestein, at (306)-425-7328 (days) or (306) 425-2807 (evenings).