Annual Loppet

Annual Loppet

Opeongo Classic Loppet, 2020

Opeongo Classic Loppet

Postponed until January 2022.

Results: Opeongo Classic Loppet, February 2, 2020

Click here to download a PDF of the results, Opeongo Classic Loppet, February 2, 2020


Take part in Opeongo Nordic’s annual classic cross-country ski event, the Opeongo Classic Loppet. Choose from one of four distances — 2.5 km, 5 km, 10 km or 20 km.

Pre-registration: Closes Saturday February 1 at 9 pm

Sign-in and bib pick-up: February 2, 8:30 am to 10 am

On-site registration: February 2, 8:30 am to 10 am

Mass start: 11 am

Course description: The 5 km distance is over rolling terrain. The 10 km course is over rolling and hilly intermediate terrain. The 20 km course is two loops of the 10 km course.

Watch the video below for details. Course profile at bottom of page.

Refreshments: There will be one food/water station on the 10 km loop. After the loppet, hot chili, buns and something sweet will be served for skiers and volunteers. The entry fee includes refreshments.

Opeongo Classic LoppetAwards/Results: Awards will be given during post-event refreshments. Winners of any draws or gifts must be present to accept them. Results will be posted on the club website.

Category Distance Entry Fee
Kids under 10 years old 2.5 km $5
Kids/Youth 10 to 18 yrs 5 km $10
Adult Social 5 km $15
Women’s 10K 10 km $30
Men’s 10K 10 km $30
Women’s 20K 20 km $30
Men’s 20K 20 km $30
Team Event new!
Individual entry fees as per above

Team Event — new for 2020!

A team can be any combination of ages and genders. Team members still compete as individuals.

Two Prize Categories for the Team Event:
1) Best costume. Minimum two team members. Volunteers are welcome to participate in this team event.
2) Largest team. Get a group together and ski! Come up with a great name for your team! In the case of a tie, the team with the youngest team member will be declared the winner.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Email Peter Cruchet,, with your offer to volunteer.

With thanks to our loppet sponsors: Grandma’s Pantry, Afelskie’s Shoes, Madawaska Coffee Company, Rapid Media, Dan Hill Pottery, GearHeads, Metro Barry’s Bay, Beaver Tails Sunrise Fund, Spectacle Lake Lodge, Combermere Home Hardware, Run Wild Studio, Sigrid Natural Skin Care, Mad Outdoors, Ash Grove Inn, Wilno Tavern, Twin Wheels Farm B&B, Renfrew County Paramedic Service, Canadian Ski Patrol, Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch, Raglan.

As always, many thanks to the landowners of the ski club’s area: Ernie and Jennifer Earon, Pat Burbidge, Roger Quade, Joe and Carol van Massenhoven, Tammy and Dale Thompson.

Course Profiles for Opeongo Classic Loppet

5 km route = Loop A

10 km route = Loops A and B

20 km route = Loops A, B, C and D

Loop A: 4.96 km

Loop B: 5.42 km

Loop C: 5.99 km  |  Elevation gain: 107.9 m

Loop D: 4.15 km

Opeongo Nordic has the right to cancel the event due to poor snow or trail conditions or cold weather. Refunds will be mailed out, less a $5 administration fee.