I had my computer warmed up and my credit card ready at 7:59 a.m. today. Congratulations to everyone who “raced” to enter the Lake Louise to Banff Loppet.
As I write this at 8:45 a.m, registration has been open for 45 minutes and 191 of the 200 spots are filled. So it’s a race to get entered, then the actual race takes place on Jan 19.
My team abandoned me this year(Peter’s going solo, Joelle is studying for exams) so I’m going solo. I’m really disappointed that it’s only going to be 50K rather than the usual 71K 🙂
I have some good news for all loppeteers who are staying in Lake Louise on the night before the loppet. The Mountaineer Lodge is offering a special rate to SkiHere readers for Sat Jan 18 at 20% off their usual prices. A standard room will be $116.00 which includes breakfast. With the loppet start time being 9 a.m, I’m assuming the pre-race meeting will be at 8 a.m, therefore we might actually have a chance to eat. When you book, mention that you saw it on SkiHere to get the discount.