The Learn to Loppet program is geared for people who can ski at a basic level and are not complete beginners. If you have skied several times, can ski up to Hollyburn Lodge (even slowly) in one go, understand the basics, and want to learn more, this is the program for you.
We have a range of levels that include thinking of a first loppet (Norwegian for family fun race) to wanting to seriously improve your time in a loppet. Our experienced coaches will help improve your up, down, and skiing through the transitions. Part of each session is also dedicated to bumping up your fitness and coaches will structure exercises that let you push yourself at your own pace. The sessions are scheduled to prepare people for specific loppets if they want a chance to put their new skills and fitness to work.
The Learn to Loppet 2014 will have one classic program on Wednesday nights - January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5. There will also be a small skating program running on the same nights. The target loppets of the January sessions are the classic Cariboo Marathon Gold Rush on Feb. 8 or the Payak freestyle (skating) loppet on Feb. 22. The second skate program will run Feb 12 to March 12. The February skating program will be aimed at the Mount Washington Loppet on March 29.
The L2L programs also include pre-race support at the target loppets so that your wax, clothing, nutrition, and strategy will be appropriate.
Both of these loppets are club trips and the Nordic Racers arrange accommodations. Registration for the loppets and accommodations are separate from the L2L registration.
Register for L2L classic and skate 1 before December 28, 2013 and before February 1, 2014 for the skate 2 program to get the early bird rate of $110. Registration is limited so don't delay. After the early bird deadline prices increase by $40.
Register for the January Classic session here.
Register for the January Skate session here.
Register for the February Skate session here.
All L2L sessions will be held at Cypress Mountain from 6:30 to 8:30. The group meets in the brown bag room in the base area and you should be ready to ski at 6:30 sharp. That means parking by 6:15.
Questions about L2L? Please contact David McKee.
Refunds are provided before the early bird deadline minus a 10% administrative charge (i.e. Zone 4 and credit card fees). Registrations are transferable to other club members, but some restrictions may apply. After the early bird deadline there will be no refunds. Registration closes on January 12th for the classic program and February 16th for the skate program.
The Nordic Racers are a proud member of Callaghan Valley Cross Country, a volunteer organization dedicated to hosting high level competions and the Sigge's P'ayakentsut (Payak). For more information on CVXC, click here.
Many thanks to our friends in the community who support the Nordic Racers with their sponsorship: