Update Jan 20: A new message has been posted today on Loppet.ca:
The above photo is on leg 2 between Baker Creek and Castle Lookout. If you can ski this leg, you’ll have some of the best sight-seeing anywhere on the planet, in an area where human beings rarely set foot.
Tell us your story: I’d like to ask all participants in the loppet to make mental notes while you’re skiing on Sunday and give us your story to post on this blog afterwards.
Notice to all participants in the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet from the organizing committee:
Dear loppet entrant:
Because we reached the maximum allowable number of skiers (160) before the published registration deadline of Thursday/21st, we closed the Zone4 registration. Since then, we have received many emails from disappointed skiers asking to be placed on a waitlist. If you (or a teammate) are unable to attend, we would like to know immediately so that we can offer your position to another skier. You will be refunded $42 ($45 less the Zone4 registration fee) by cheque following the completion of the loppet. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday midnight, telling us the name of skier (and the team name if appropriate) so that we can contact other skiers. Thanks very much.
Loppet Organizing Committee
Don’t forget about these races where you can have more XC skiing fun:
Nipika Loppet on Sat Jan 23 and Sun Jan 24
Huckleberry Loppet at Golden, BC on Sun Jan 31