Welcome to the 39th Annual La Ronge Don Allen Saskaloppet!
Hosted by the La Ronge Ski Club with support from the Lac la Ronge Provincial Park, community sponsors and volunteers.
The Saskaloppet is back again! This year's Saskaloppet will hold its main events on
Saturday, March 4, 2023
. For Saturday, skiers can choose to ski distance options of 2 km, 5 km, 7 km, 12 km, 20 km, 35 km or the 55 km.
The Don Allen Saskaloppet will once again feature a 2-day Kupesewin event with 3 categories (the Kupesewin Lite, the Kupesewin Marathon & the Kupesewin Sasquatch). Registration for the Kupesewin will be on a separate Zone4 registration page called "
La Ronge Don Allen Saskaloppet Kupesewin 2023
". Kupesewin skiers should go to that page to register. The Kupesewin registration page is at:
Classic & Free Technique
The Saskaloppet Trail will be set with both a skate lane and a classic track. This year's snow conditions are excellent.
Main Event Bib Pick-Up
Registration confirmation and bib pick-up for the main events will be held: 1) at the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue on Friday, March 3, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and 2) at the La Ronge Legion Hall on Saturday, March 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Main Event Start Times & Locations
The 55-km event starts from the lake ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue, on
Saturday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m.
55-km skiers will head north on the Saskaloppet Trail to the Don Allen Trails where they will ski the "5-km loop" and the "Summit loop" before heading back to the finish.
The 5-km, 7-km, 12-km, 20-km and 35-km events will also start from the lake ice in front of the Legion on Saturday, March 5 at
5-km skiers will ski into the Nut Point Campground and then, after a campground ski, finish at "Peanut Grove" near the Nut Point Campground gate.
7-km skiers will ski to the Nut Point Campground and then, ater a campground ski, finish at the La Ronge Legion Start/Finish.
12-km skiers will ski the Saskaloppet Trail to the Checkpoint 1 cabin and back.
20-km skiers will ski the Saskaloppet Trail to the Checkpoint 2 cabin and back.
35-km skiers will ski the Saskaloppet Trail to the Checkpoint 3 cabin and back.
Note that the Saskaloppet's special 2-km Jackrabbit Glide for younger skiers will start at the Nut Point Campground on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Parents or chaperones will be responsible for confirming registration at the Legion Hall, picking up bibs, and then transporting children in the Jackrabbit Glide to the Nut Point Campground parking lot to access the special Jackrabbit Glide start/finish line. They will also be responsible for transporting children back to the Legion Hall.