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Euroloppet

Postby markfsmith » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:13 am

Hi all - can anyone recommend a "first" loppet for my wife and I to do. We would prefer to do something in Classic style rather than skate. We took up XC late in life so don't want to be too taxed in our first race.

All advice gladly received!

Many thanks, Mark

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Re: Euroloppet

Postby Biffbradford » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:42 pm

First ... welcome aboard!

Second ... where on this big blue ball called Earth do you live and how far are you willing to travel??
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Re: Euroloppet

Postby markfsmith » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:06 pm

Thanks for the welcome - I guess I should have been more specific sorry!

Euroloppet - so anywhere in Europe is the simple answer......but I would imagine somewhere easy to get to would be advantageous. We normally ski in Scandinavia so more used to that environment but happy to try anywhere. Preferably small and friendly for starters.

Live in UK.

Best wishes, Mark

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Re: Euroloppet

Postby Hugh » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:57 pm

There's a great list here: http://rollerski.co.uk/nf003.html
There are clubs in the UK where you can find people to give tips.
Budget airlines are pretty good at getting you close to some xc venues. Trains can also be good: I once took a sleeper train from Paris for the Savoyarde; the guard woke me just before Chambery, where I caught a bus from just by the station up to La Feclaz.
Toblach/Dobbiaco is a wonderful area to ski, and there are two big race weekends there. The drive back to Venice airport on a Sunday afternoon is horrendous, as there is only one road out of the mountains.
The Troll marathon offers a choice of distances and has not many people. You probably know that Sjusjoen is easy to get to.
Races in France sometimes require you to have a doctor's certification of fitness.


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