Troll Loppet hits record number

The 2012 Troll Loppett cross country ski race was a big success this past Sunday with a record turnout.

Skyler Walbaum

Skyler Walbaum



The 2012 Troll Loppett cross country ski race was a big success this past Sunday with a record turnout. The Loppet is ran by the Nordic Ski Club, which is celebrating it’s fifty year anniversary this year.

Nordic Ski Club president Winston Fayant was pleased with the turnout. He also gave credit to organizer Kim Matson, who helped revitalize the Troll Loppet after stepping aboard three years ago.

“We were off it for awhile, but we had Kim help re-introduce it,” he said. “She’s done a great job and we’re going to hopefully keep it going every year now. It gets bigger and better every year.”

The weather conditions and ski conditions were excellent at the track, which is located off Highway 3 just past the Nancy Greene turnoff.

“The tracks generally sit at -5 to -10 degrees which is perfect for cross country skiing,” said Fayant. “That’s what keeps the snow so good. We’ve also got three professional drivers that keep the tracks well maintained.”

“We had a record number this year register,” said Matson. “We had 85 sign up. I was very thankful to have Audrey Andre to help with the registration this year.”

The Troll Loppet featured skiers ranging from 4 years-old right up to 80. The skiers skied anywhere from 2km up to 40km.