Castlegar Ski Club’s Troll Loppet roars back to life

The 2023 Fun Trolloppet ski event was held on Sunday, January 22 with almost 200 participants! After a two-year hiatus with Covid, there was lots of interest. The day was grand as the weather and sunshine could not have been any better. Blue skies and lots of smiles. We had five categories from the 2km Tiny Trolls, 8km Mega Trolls to the 20km Bronze, 30km Silver, and 40 km Gold. And as usual, the Viking troll was there to start the race. 
The Castlegar Nordic, Ski Society would like to thank our many sponsors. 
Mallards Source for Sports.
No frills.
Kootenay Market.
Kootenay Valley Water.
Canadian Tire. 
Tim Hortons 
And, of course, a big shout out to our many volunteers that helped with registration, endless amounts of great baking, and just being there to cheer on the skiers!
Thank you!
2023 troll lopett
2023 troll loppett submitted photos

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club hosted their annual Troll Loppet on Jan. 22. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the event was back bigger and better than ever with record-setting attendance.

About 200 people from across the Kootenays and beyond participated in the event that saw athletes participate in events ranging from two-to-40 kilometres.

“The day was grand as the weather and sunshine could not have been any better,” said club representative Ida Price. “Blue skies and lots of smiles.”

As usual, the Viking Troll was there to start the race.

Event leaders:

2 km — Alice Hartman

8 km — West Kos

20 km — Mike Bernard, Krista Svedahl, Owen Kyle, and Annika Heale (adult and youth)

30 km — Kaelum Smith and Maya Abraham followed by their Nelson Nordic team members

40 km — Mckenzie Gibson

The club is thankful for the many volunteers and sponsors that made the race possible.


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