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Learn to Loppet

This 23-week training program will make you a strong cross-country skier and prepare you to race in the March Lake Louise Loppet. Long-distance training and skill development will help you to improve technique, speed and efficiency, while commitment and group support will help you to achieve personal goals. Once the snow flies, bi-weekly ski sessions will allow time for personal coaching, technique and pacing practice. The on-snow, midweek ski sessions are held within the Calgary city limits and Saturday ski sessions in the Rockies. Prerequisite: no experience necessary. Includes: 6 informational seminars on fitness/ gear/ waxing, 16 x 60-90 min dryland training sessions, 12 x 1.5 hour mid-week evening ski sessions, 12 x 3 or 4 hour weekend ski days, fitness instruction, on-snow coaching, Foothills Nordic trail maintenance fees. Participants are responsible for transportation, ski gear, trail passes and Loppet fees.

Train to Loppet

Technique and performance is the focus of this 23-week cross-country ski course designed for alumni of the Learn to Loppet program, or those with equivalent experience. With the help of our enthusiastic and experienced coaches, you will set goals and be motivated to improve classic technique and fitness. We will also have the option to try skate skiing in the new year. This is a fun, focused training and touring program in which we will try to ski in various locations—working in longer touring days when the snow is awesome. You'll have coaching support at a few optional Loppets this season, which could include the Edmonton Birkebeiner, Huckleberry Loppet, Cookie Race or the Lake Louise Loppet. Prerequisite: Alumni of the L2L program or equivalent cross-country ski experience. Great for those who want to try more Loppets and train with a group. Includes: 6 informational seminars on fitness/ gear/ waxing, 16 x 60-90 min dryland training sessions, 12 x 1.5 hour mid-week evening ski sessions, 12 x 3 or 4 hour weekend ski days, fitness instruction, on-snow coaching, pre-race wax nights, Foothills Nordic trail maintenance fees. Participants are responsible for transportation, ski gear, trail passes and Loppet fees.