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Conseils pratiques
 
pour le skieur novice

Conseils pour le skieur novice

If you are relatively new to cross-country skiing you could not have picked a better sport.

Clean air. Spectacular views. Healthy aerobic exercise. And the company of warm friendly skiers from all walks of life are but a few of the pluses that make cross-country skiing very popular.

There are a few things you might want to consider if this is your first Loppet.

  • Although there are feeding stations available with water and juices, you may wish to bring an energy bar or two in case you don’t care for the food being served
  • Dress warmly with layers of light sweaters to suit temperature conditions and bring along an extra pair of mittens or gloves.
  • If you come across an injured skier, give aid and assess the extent of their injuries as best you can. If they can be moved out of harms way, please help them do so. If not, arrange to warn on-coming skiers. Take note of the injured skier’s Bib number and advise one of the many volunteers working at feeding stations and control points.
  • As you ski your Loppet you will be sharing the trail with other skiers. We ask that you be courteous and considerate for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
  • If a faster skier approaches from behind and shouts “track,” please move over to the right and let them by. And, if you are the faster skier, please be patient with the novice doing their best to cede the way.
  • Above all, have fun. And remember, a hearty meal awaits you at the end of the trail.