WINTER IS COMING SOON!
Hello Friend skiers!
Winter is upon us and we are extremely pleased to announce that the first snowflakes have already fallen on Gatineau. Therefore, it is the the perfect time to prepare for the biggest cross-country event in Canada: the GATINEAU LOPPET.
Many surprises and major news will be at the front of the 35th edition of the event, which will be held from February 15th to 17th 2013 in the Gatineau Park. We are looking forward to seeing you on our paths.
– Yan Michaud, president of the Gatineau Loppet
New challenges: two classic courses of 38km and 55km
For this anniversary year, two new linear 38 km and 55 km classic style courses will link Lake Philippe to Mont-Bleu High School in Gatineau. The president of the Gatineau Loppet, Mr. Yan Michaud, is “extremely pleased to offer this 35th anniversary gift for ski lovers in the region and abroad.” These new courses were tested last winter by Mr. Richard Weber, Canadian Explorer and cross-country ski master. He was thrilled by the quality of the courses and strongly encourages skiers to try them in 2013.
Please note that our regular races of 5 and 20 km classic style and 2, 10, 27 and 51 km freestyle will be scheduled from Mont-Bleu High School, as per previous years.
A new sanction
Gatineau Loppet is pleased to announce that the wave A of the 55 km classic will be sanctioned by Cross Country Canada, allowing Canadian and international long distance skiers to collect points for the Canadian Points List.
See this link for details about this new sanction.
Register before December 15th
You can take full advantage of the Gatineau Loppet and at reduced prices. Different promotions are available if you register before December 15th, 2012. Get 35% off if you will be celebrating your 35th birthday in 2013 or also ski two races and receive a 25% discount on the least expensive (applicable to 27, 38, 51 and 55 km).
Meet us at Sprint Quebec!
From December 7 to 9, 2012, we will be at the Village Sprint Quebec during the FIS Cross-country skiing World Cup. This is an opportunity to come and speak with us at our feeding station.
Call for Volunteers
Become a volunteer for the Gatineau Loppet and be a part of the biggest cross-country skiing event in Canada. Participate in this international gathering by joining our large volunteer family today!
Click here for more information on available positions.
Canadian Ski Marathon
Learn about the Canadian Ski Marathon, a Nordic ski tour of 160 km over two days that will take place on February 9 and 10, 2013 between Gatineau and Lachute, Quebec.
Remember to “like” the Facebook page of the Gatineau Loppet!