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SASKALOPPET DISTANCE DETAILS

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2km Orano Jackrabbit Glide

Start: 11 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

Even the youngest skiers can take part in the fun and excitement of the Saskaloppet with our mascot, Ragnar the Raven. Hot dogs and drinks will be at Peanut Grove located near the finish line.  The Jackrabbit Glide starts and finishes at the Nut Point Campground.  Parents or chaperones are responsible for transporting Jackrabbit skiers to the start line at the campground.  Ample vehicle parking is available in a parking lot adjacent to the start/finish line.

Other logistics coming soon.

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5km Orano Lake Challenge

Start: 10 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

Skiers wanting to see just a bit more of Lac La Ronge can sign up for the Lake Challenge. Skiers in the 5 km start at the Legion, ski a further 2km at Nut Point, finishing at the yellow gate near the parking lot. Please remember to register and pick up your bib at The Legion.

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7km Northern Manual Therapies Trek

Start: 10 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

Newly added in 2023! Skiers in the 7 km will follow the same route as the 5km, but add an extra 2km to return back on Lac La Ronge to the Legion finish line.

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12km KFC Precambrian Passage

Start: 10 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

Novice loppeters or those out for a shorter day will enjoy this tour through the boreal forest to Checkpoint 1 and back.  The 12-km starts from the lake ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall. Skiers travel north on the Saskaloppet Trail as far as Checkpoint #1. There, after snacks and drinks, they turn to retrace their route back to the La Ronge finish line.

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20km Village of Air Ronge Odyssey

Start: 10 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

The 20 km route starts from the lake ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall. Skiers travel north past Checkpoint #1 to reach Checkpoint #2. They then turn to retrace their route back to the La Ronge finish line.

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35km LLRIB Raven's Tradition

Start: 10 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

Test yourself on the moderately challenging section of the Saskaloppet Trails, with ravens as your guide from the start line on the lake ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall. Skiers travel north on the Saskaloppet Trail past Checkpoints #1 and #2 to reach Checkpoint #3. Here, they turn right to travel back to La Ronge via the Hornet Bay arm of the Saskaloppet Trail

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55km SaskEnergy Enduro

Start: 8:30 a.m. Saturday March 4th, 2023

The Enduro is the Saskaloppet's main event for determined loppeteers and those looking for a physical challenge. Enduro skiers travel 24km north from The Legion start line to reach the Don Allen Trails where they will ski an 8km loop that will bring them to "the Summit".  After enjoying the Summit's grand view of Lac La Ronge, they will have a good downhill run that starts them on their journey home.  Cash prizes are offered to the top 55-km finishers in both the male and female categories ($300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3 rd).

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52km and 77km Robertson Trading Kupesewin Events

Start: 12:30 p.m. Friday March 3rd, 2023

The Cree word kupesewin means "stop-over".  The Kupesewin events are 2 day events that allow endurance skiers to recreate the experiences of early winter travellers with an overnight, wilderness camp-out. 

 

The Kupesewin events are limited to the first 25 registered skiers combined.

Click here for Kupesewin Rules and Logistics >

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