Thebacha Loppet


 Thebacha Loppet 2022 - Saturday, March 5th, 2022

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 may again have be limited to residents of the NWT and Smith Landing First Nation. There will be additional COVID-19 protocols in place before, during and after the Loppet to limit gathering sizes and comply with Protect NWT  protocols. For example all participants may be required to wear masks during the bus rides and face-coverings at checkpoints. Additional information will be provided to participants closer to the event.

Thank you for your support.


2021 Participant Fee Rate (2022 fees will be posted in January)

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 3rd @ 1:00 PM



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