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Loppet & Snowshoe Challenge

Loppet & Snowshoe Challenge

The Tetrahedron Outdoor Club invites you to the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Loppet & Snowshoe Challenge Saturday, Feb. 4 at Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area. A loppet means challenge, adventure and fun on skis. A loppet is a mass start event designed to provide a good workout while building camaraderie. It is a Scandinavian tradition of celebrating winter and pristine wilderness.

“We are looking forward to welcoming many new skiers to share the diverse terrain and amazing vistas found on Dakota Ridge,” said co-organizer Urs Pfaeffli. “This year we are adding a Snowshoe Challenge to extend participation so everyone can enjoy winter fun in the snow.”

This year’s event includes a 30km long course and a 12km short course for skiers and a 4.5km course for snowshoers. This is a family friendly event, so there will also be 2.5km, 1km, and 100m fun ski events that are perfect for the kids. Experienced youth are welcome to join the longer races as they are able.

Snow conditions on Dakota Ridge are excellent this year with more than a two-metre base.

Registration information can be found at and


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