2023 Muskoka Loppet

The Loppet is a go! We have excellent snow coverage and will run the 3 courses as planned.

Hope to see you there!

*** Registration closes on Thursday, January 26th at 11:59 PM***

Welcome to the 2023 Muskoka Loppet

a classic tradition

Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club, with the help of our Sponsors, Arrowhead Provincial Park, and many volunteers, welcomes you back! Whether you are a racer, recreational skier, or fitness enthusiast, why not take the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of Arrowhead in its winter splendour. We hope to see you here!

Where : Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville, Ontario

When : Sunday January 29th, 2023

Registration Instructions :

Bibs and chips must be picked up by 9:30 am on race day at the registration office.

Register early and save! Early bird rates are in effect until Monday January 23rd at 11:59 PM. Registration closes on Thursday, January 26th at 11:59 PM.  Parents skiing with children need to register as adult social skiers if they wish to ski on the course.


Please refer to the Muskoka Loppet 2023 Notice of Race for a full list of categories at arrowheadnordic.ca

Course Description: This is a classic race – skating is not allowed.

  • 4 km Race (approximately)- Short loop – Easy –Special Olympic racers, social skiers & kids
  • 15 km Race - 1 loop - Medium Level Difficulty
  • 27 km Race - 2 loops - Medium Level Difficulty

Feed Stations:

  • There will be 1 feed station on the 15 km loop and a Cookie Station on the 4 km loop.

Prizes and Awards:

  • Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. See www.arrowheadnordic.ca for a full list of categories.
  • There will also be draw prizes.
  • Awards will start near the Visitor Centre after most skiers have finished each race.

Race Day Details:

  • Mass starts begin at 10:30 AM with waves going out at 3 minute intervals.
  • You must notify a course official if you discontinue the race at any time.
  • There is a $60 charge for race bibs which are not returned.
  • There is a $100 charge for timing chips which are not returned.
  • 30 km racers who have not completed their first lap in 1.5 hours will be asked to discontinue the race.

  • LUNCH is included with your registration fee.
  • Bagel (wheat) with cream cheese (dairy), cookie (wheat and may contain nuts), fruit.
  • No dietary restricted lunch available, so please bring your own if needed.
  • Lunch is for racers only.
  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer soup this year. Please bring your own hot drinks, soup etc.
  • There is no food sold at the Park.

Weather Considerations:

  • The course is subject to change, without notice, due to weather and snow conditions.
  • In case of very cold weather , start time may be delayed by up to 1 hour. Skiers will be given as much notice as possible. Cancellation due to poor trail conditions or extreme cold weather will be announced by Friday, January 27th (barring unpredicted weather changes). Please check our website. There is no rain date. Refunds will be emailed out, less a $10 administration fee.


  • Arrowhead Provincial Park has a beautiful new Visitor Centre and a Pavilion equipped with a waxing room. There are 5 ventilated waxing stations. Please see our website for details about this building, and about parking and washrooms.

Registration open until Jan 26, 2023
Registration is Closed