Sleeping Giant Loppet News

The Loppet is definitely GO for March 4th. Don't be discouraged by dirty snow banks in town. There is still lots of snow in Sleeping Giant Park and course conditions will be great.

  • Cash prizes for 2017 in the 50k Free event. 1st - $1000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250
  • Chariots will be permitted in the 8km RBC Mini-Loppet. Start at the end of the last wave.
  • Park and Ride service will have 3 return times between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. Ride the bus, it's a luxury motor coach, and relax.

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What is a "Loppet"?

We've had a lot of people asking us what a "loppet" is and why we changed the name of the event from Sibley Ski Tour to Sleeping Giant Loppet in 2009. Good questions.   

The word "loppet" has its origins in Scandinavian culture and commonly refers to a mass participation cross country ski event which includes longer, marathon length distances and both recreational and competitive elements. Some definitions refer to a loppet as a "citizen's race."   Participants usually challenge themselves [more...]


The Sleeping Giant Loppet is accessible for persons with mobility issues or visual impairment. The out and back 8km Mini-Loppet is suitable for athletes using adaptive equipment such as sit-skis. Persons with a disability may contact event organizers at with any questions or to secure preferential parking.