All events start on the ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue.
All trails will be groomed for skating and classic skiing.
Checkpoints are located every four to nine kilometers and have radio contact, first aid, toilets, beverages, food, a campfire and friendly volunteers.
There will be awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skiers in each age category and event, except for the Jackrabbit Glide, which provides an award for each young skier.
Grooming updates are pinned to the top of the ski club's facebook page or on NordicPulse using any of the links below. Park staff message the club grooming updates and they are posted to the club's facebook page. Tip: on your mobile phone, add a bookmark to any of the trail links below to your home screen for quick access!
Trail maps: PDF links below or available on TrailForks app (Saskaloppet including Hornet Bay loop), Nut Point) or on NordicPulse.
Who grooms what: Provincial park staff groom Don Allen and Nut Point. Club volunteers mostly groom the Saskaloppet trail. Don Allen and Nut Point are not groomed on the weekend.
Nut Point Trails
At Nut Point Campground, near town, 3.5 km of trail are lit for night skiing. This trail is usually ready for skiing by December and often remains in good condition until the end of March or later.
Don Allen Trails
The Don Allen Trails near Nemeiben Lake provide 14 km of trails looping through rolling terrain. This trail is usually ready for skiing by December and often remains in good condition until the end of March or later.
Connecting the Nut Point and Don Allen trails is the 32 km Saskaloppet Trail that snakes through rugged wilderness. There are 3 access points: Nut Point campground road, Don Allen (on east side of Hwy 102), and an approach off Hwy 102 a few minutes south of Don Allen trails near Checkpoint 3 (coordinates)
Even if you don't ski but love to cut some mean brush or show off your chainsaw skills, please contact the club's Trails Coordinator to volunteer for trail maintenance!
Maintaining these trails takes a concerted year round effort. While the club contracts out some trail improvements, volunteer work bees grade and clear the trails. As winter arrives each year the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, as well as ski club volunteers, clear fallen trees, mow down brush and rake away debris. Once we have snow, the club’s drags and groomers are used to pack the trails and set tracks.