February 24, 2024
Registration is now open for:
The Bald Mountain Loppet 2024
When: February 24, 2024
Start time (from trailhead): 8:30–9:30am
Distance: 18 miles, roundtrip
Estimated skiing time: 6 hours
In Scandinavia, a loppet is a long-distance, non-competitive group ski. Here on the Palouse, we are planning our own loppet – from the Palouse Divide trailhead to the Bald Mountain Lookout Tower.
This 18-mile loppet will be a fun and challenging outing for fit, experienced skiers. It is not a race but a tour to be completed at participants’ own pace. Participation is limited to 40 skiers.
Our amazing team of groomers plan on grooming the entire route (wish us luck!), which entails a 9-mile, 1,715-foot climb to the top of Bald Mountain and back. Be prepared for changing and colder weather. We estimate that skiers in good physical shape will take 6 hours to complete the entire trip.
Participation in the loppet is free, but we will gladly accept donations to help us continue to ensure reliable Nordic skiing on the Palouse. The club will have hot drinks, soups, and a fire at the lookout tower for participants.
Of course, we are keeping an eye on snow levels and will adjust planning as necessary.
Register in advance by completing the registration form at this link: https://form.jotform.com/240298078568167.