The Lake Chelan Nordic Club will be hosting the 4th annual Echo Ridge Ski Loppet on January 7th, 2017 at the Echo Ridge Nordic Area.  A loppet is a great gathering of skiers who ski on  specifically groomed trails, either classic or free (skating technique) of various distances. The Echo Ridge Ski Loppet is a non-competitive, timed, event.

Three loops will be available to choose from: 1) Novice 4 KM, 2) Best Echo Skate 13 KM, and 3) Best Echo Classic 10 KM or complete all three loops for the 30 K Echoathon!

Registration/bib pickup will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of the yurt at the upper parking lot at Echo Ridge and the mass start begins at 10:00 a.m. A kid’s Lollie-Pop Loppet begins at 1:00 p.m. Event swag, warm homemade soups, fresh bread from the Lake Chelan Bakery, and refreshments including warm apple cider from Orondo Ciderworks will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. at the yurt.

Loppet tickets are $20 for adults plus a $10 ski pass per person for non-season pass holders. Kids ski free! Loppet tickets can be purchased the day of the event (cash or check only), or by registering online at LakeChelanNordic.org. $10 ski passes can be purchased at the trailhead the day of the event (cash or check only).

Come enjoy the Lake Chelan Nordic Club’s cozy yurt and outstanding trail grooming!!!

Additional information on the event can be found at LakeChelanNordic.org or by calling the Lake Chelan Nordic Club president Catherine Willard at 509-699-8189

Background photo at the top of the post taken by Richard Uhlhorn.

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