Thebacha Loppet


48th Annual Thebacha Loppet 2021 - Saturday, March 6th, 2021

We are excited to be hosting you on the traditional territories of Smith Landing First Nation, who now maintain this historic trail that is also part of Canada's Great Trail Network. Started in 1973 this is the oldest loppet in Western Canada, and is set on a historic portage trail that bypasses the four sets of unnavigable rapids on the Slave River at the Alberta-NWT border.


Fort Smith Ski Club COVID-19 LOPPET Protocols:

The Fort Smith Ski Club is committed to maintaining procedures to eliminate risk of COVID-19 from the Thebacha Loppet. This year participation in the Thebacha Loppet is limited to residents of the NWT and  Smith Landing First Nation, and skiers will be restricted to the Loppet trail. There will be additional COVID-19 protocols in place before, during and after the Loppet to limit gathering sizes and comply with Protect NWT Phase 2 protocols. For example all participants will be required to wear masks during the bus rides and face-coverings at checkpoints. Additional information will be provided to participants during bib pick up.

Thank you for your support.


2021 Participant Fee Rate

Full Thebacha Loppet (27.6km or 18km) or Halfway Thebacha Loppet (10.3km) Adult: $35

Mountain Portage - Ski Club Loppet (5km) Adult $25

Youth under 18 years (any distance): $10

College/University Student (any distance): $15

Deadline for registration: Thursday, March 4th @ 1:00 PM



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