KUPESEWIN RULES & LOGISTICS

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Bib Pick-up & Start Time

Bib pick-up and pack check: Friday March 4 between 11:00am-11:45 at The Legion

Race start: Friday March 4 @12:30pm at the Legion on the lake

52km Kupesewin Lite

Skiers travel 26km on Day 1 before reaching the overnight camp at "the Summit" check point.  Day 2 starts at 8:30am and travel home another 24 kilometres on the Hornet Bay arm of the Saskaloppet Trail for a total distance of 52km.

77km Kupesewin Marathon & Sasquatch

Skiers travel 36km on Day 1 before stopping overnight at the Summit checkpoint.  Day 2 starts at 8:30am and skiers travel another 39km back home for a total distance of just over 77km.

Kupesewin skiers should note that their ski on Friday, March 4 will be unassisted with no checkpoints set up along the way. They should therefore carry water and food and be self-reliant. When they get to the Summit overnight camp, they will be assisted by Kupesewin volunteers who will have a fire going and hot water available. Skiers will be allowed to change their clothes and dry off in the Summit cabin. However, it is expected that the spend most of their time outdoors and sleep outside the cabin. Also, as a Covid-19 precaution, anyone in the cabin must wear a mask.

Qualifications

  • Entrants must be able to maintain a 6 km/hr average speed for the Kupesewin Lite and 8 km/hr average speed in the Marathon and Sasquatch. Skiers should only enter the Kupesewin after building a solid, long-distance training base.
     

  • Entrants must backpack or tow (on a fixed sleigh) 5.0 kg (11 lbs) of survival gear the entire event distance. Weight must include extra gloves/mitts, socks, matches, fire starter, small knife, cook pot (one-litre minimum size), water bottle, and 500 grams of high energy food.
     

  • Entrants must supply all personal gear, including food, tent (if used), sleeping bag, utensils, etc.
     

  • Kupesewin Lite and Kupesewin Marathon skiers may have two packs, weighing a combined total maximum of 15 kg transported by volunteers to the overnight campsite.
     

  • Sasquatch participants must carry or tow all of their survival and camping gear.
     

  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the entire event.

Course Map

Click here for the Saskaloppet course map.