A festival of cross country skiing including ski and bike races, skijoring, snow sculptures, and luminaries made of ice. Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2.
The Loppet Foundation provides opportunities and creates passion for year-round outdoor activities and adventures in the Minneapolis area, especially among inner-city youth.
To do this the Foundation runs year-round events to encourage outdoor activities in Minneapolis, works with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and other community partners to provide infrastructure like trails, bridges, snowmaking and shelter, works directly with Minneapolis area youth, providing equipment like skis and mountain bikes, coaching and mentoring, camps, and recognition, and works to provide a culture of lifetime outdoor activity in the area.
Support the Foundation by becoming a member. There are several levels of membership: basic (voting rights, discounts and newsletters), premium (voting rights, discounts, photo rights, discount stone grind and thermo-bag treatment, and newsletters) and business. (See www.loppet.org for more information).