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January 14, 2024

Kids compete at the the Junior Loppet Ski Race during the Loppet Winter Festival at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis

The Pre-Loppet event includes both ski races and fat-tire bike events. Pending good snow conditions the long course ski and fat bike will use the natural snow trails in Theodore Wirth Park between the Trailhead and Glenwood Rd (Bridge, Skyline, Tornado, JD Rivers, Wirth Lake and Jar Hill) and finish on the snowmaking trails and the scenic natural snow Judy trail near the Trailhead.

Starting and finishing at the Trailhead will be more ski events including The Pre-Loppet 5K, 3K, 1K, and Sit Ski options of 1K and 500 meters!

Ski Events

  • Long Course Ski Freestyle (approx. 18K, classic track may be groomed if conditions allow)
  • 5K Freestyle (course all on snowmaking with classic track on right)
  • 3K Freestyle
  • 1K Freestyle
  • 1K Sit Ski
  • 500 meters Sit Ski

Fatbike Events

  • Long Course Fat Bike (approx. 18K)


January 14, 2024
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Theodore Wirth Regional Park
1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN MN 55422 United States
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