Castlegar Nordic Ski Club
2023 Fun Troll Loppet
Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. at the Viking Centre (at Mud Lake)
The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club’s Fun Troll Loppet is back! – Live, better than ever, and this year commemorating the 61st year anniversary of the Sons Of Norway Lodge #76 in Castlegar.
The Loppet is a fun, self-paced, ski marathon participation event (not a race); but your completion time will be available for your information. The Loppet is open to all skiers at any ability level. All participants receive a participation award and juice and snacks are available at the Loppet finish. Please come out and join us for this healthy, fun recreation event! Register early as we expect a large turnout this year!
This 2023 Loppet is being dedicated to the memory of our late dear friend and long time Club member, Winston Fayant. Winston served as the Club president for 27 years and was a key organizer and strong supporter of the Loppet. His huge efforts every year in organizing, confirming routes, getting all the trail markers correctly located, and making sure participants have a safe, fun experience will be missed; but the Club carries on in his tradition!
Winston, Troll (Conrad), and super troll skier – 2019 Loppet
The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club’s Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails are located 32 km. west of Castlegar (Click here for a Location Map). The Fun Troll Loppet event takes place from the Mud Lake Trailhead starting at our Viking Centre club lodge. Parking attendants will be in place to assist you, but space at the Mud Lake parking lot may be limited so please plan to carpool if you can.
- At Mallard’s Source for Sports in Castlegar, by Thursday, January 19th
- Online at the Zone 4 website (www.zone4.ca) by 6 pm, Saturday, January 21st
- At the Loppet start at the Viking Centre (Mud Lake), from 8:30 – 9:30 am
Early Registration Fees: Adults: $15 / Kids* (under 18): $10
Day of the Loppet Registration Fees: Adults: $20 / Kids* (under 18): $15 (*NOTE: Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)
Registration Questions? Email: [email protected]
Loppet Routes & Maps:
The Paulson Cross-Country Ski Trails are primarily set for classic technique. There will be 5 Loppet routes this year. Click on the links below to download the route Maps. Maps can be printed, saved to your phone, or used with the free Avenza Maps app to track your location, distance, time, and average speed on the trails. Paper map copies will also be available for the longer distances at the Loppet start.
|2 Km (Super Mini Trolls)|
Route: START: Viking Centre –> around Mud Lake –> FINISH: Viking Centre
Click here for the 2 Km Loppet Route Map
|8 Km (Tiny Trolls)|
Route: START: Viking Centre –> Booty’s –> Ben Shaw Cabin –> Ben Shaw –> FINISH: Viking Centre
Click here for the 8 Km Loppet Route Map
|20 Km (Bronze)|
Route: START: Viking Centre–> Booty’s–> Mid loop–> Ben Shaw–> Rossland- Paulson–> Ivars–> down Glenmerry–> Pine–> Snowberry–> down Seal Creek–> up Pine–> down Huckleberry–> down Rossland- Paulson–> right on Ben Shaw–> FINISH: Viking Centre (Follow the Orange Arrows on the trails)
Click here for the 20 Km Loppet Route Map
|30 Km (Silver)|
Route: START: Viking Centre–> Booty’s–> Ben Shaw–> Rossland- Paulson–> Connector–> Winterberry–> up Glenmerry–> Lamb–> Rossland- Paulson–> Ivars–> Glenmerry–> Pine–> Snowberry–> Old Growth–>down Ridge–> Ben Shaw–> up Pine–> up Seal Creek–> Snowberry–> down Pine–> Huckleberry–> Rossland- Paulson–> Zig Zag–> Mud Lake–> FINISH: Viking Centre (Follow the Blue Arrows on the trails)
Click here for the 30 Km Loppet Route Map
|40 Km (Gold)|
Route: START: Viking Centre–> Booty’s–> Ben Shaw–> Rossland -P aulson–> Connector–> Winterberry–> Gloryview–> Norwegian–> Glenmerry–> Pine–> Snowberry–> Old Growth–> down Ridge–> Ben Shaw–> up Pine–> up Seal Creek–> Snowberry–> down Pine–> Huckleberry–> Rossland- Paulson–> Zig Zag–> Mud Lake–> FINISH: Viking Centre (Follow the Green Arrows on the trails)
Click here for the 40 Km Loppet Route Map