Virtual Wetzin’Kwa Loppet 2021
Saturday February 27th, 2021 - Sunday March 7th
BV Nordic Centre - Smithers, BC
Fun for skiers of all ages and abilities, the Wetzin'kwa Loppet has something for everyone - it's not just about getting to the finish line first! While this year’s Loppet will look a little different, it will also allow for more opportunities to challenge yourself on different trails.
When: Saturday, February 27 to Sunday, March 7
Where: Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre
Who: Anyone who can ski 1 km!
What: Your choice of Classic or Skate technique for distances ranging from 1 km to 32 km. Ski one route, some routes, or all routes! The choice is yours!
How: Download the Strava app to track your route(s) and time(s). Organizers ask for your cooperation in using the Strava app where possible. Please contact email@example.com to make other arrangements if using Strava is not an option for you.
Cost: $5 suggested donation; proceeds to the BVCCSC athlete development team.
Register by February 24 for your chance to win a prize from McBike! Deadline to register is Saturday, March 6.
- Stadium Routing and 1km Course map “The Jackrabbits”
- 3 km map “Child’s Play”
- 10 km map “Pine Creek Cruise”
- 20 km map “The Classic”
- 32 km map “The Outer Limits”
Every effort will be made to clearly mark the routes with colour-coded arrows. However, the onus is on participants to know the course. Please familiarize yourself with your course prior to beginning your race.
Our trail map page has information on how you can monitor your position on a map using trailforks or our georeferenced PDF map.
Safety, Trail Conditions, and Dogs
This is a self-supported event. There will be no hydration or feed stations. Be prepared to carry what you need with you. First aid will not be provided beyond what already exists at emergency kits located at some of the junctions. Participants should have a check in plan if skiing alone.
Please note that although our wonderful grooming team will endeavour to set fantastic tracks, conditions will vary over the course of the event. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Given the length of the event, closing the dog trails is not an option this year. Participants skiing the 10, 20, and 32 km routes should be prepared to encounter dogs.
Visit https://bvnordic.ca/covid-19-info/ to familiarize yourself with the club's COVID-19 safety plan. Participants must be prepared to follow our guidelines for physical distancing and passing.