The Leadville Loppet is back for 2022: February 19th

About The Leadville Loppet

The Leadville Loppet held its first race back in 2003. The race was conceived by a few volunteers and put on by an event management class at Colorado Mountain College (CMC). The initial focus of the race was to showcase the newly dedicated Mineral Belt Trail and to utilize the race as a fundraising opportunity. With the unveiling of Leadville’s newest jewel, it was understood that it would be of the utmost importance to have funds available to help care for the trail. 

We are excited to be back hosting an in-person event for 2022! The event will take place on Saturday, February 19th. Packet pick-up, start/finish, and awards will all take place at Colorado Mountain College. 10K, 22K, and 44K distances will be timed by our friends at High Altitude Special Events. As always, costumes are encouraged for the 5K fun ski! Check back for more information as we finalize details for this year's event. 


Due to the recent Covid surge, we've made modifications to this year's event for the safety and best interest of all participants and spectators. To avoid gatherings indoors, we will forgo our post-race chili/soup and awards ceremony. Awards will be provided as racers cross the finish line. We appreciate your understanding as we do our best to put your health first. 


44K – 8:15

22K – 9:15

10K – 10:00

5K – 12:30


Friday, February 18th: 4pm - 6:30pm

Saturday, February 19th: 7am - 9:45am



  • 44K $70

  • 22K: $60

  • 10K: $40

  • 5K: $15 

  • 1K: FREE

Registration fees apply

10K, 22K, and 44K distances are timed and will 

receive an embroidered Leadville Loppet Melanzana

hat. Hat sizes and quantities are limited.

All proceeds go towards maintaining and improving the

Mineral Belt Trail and race production hard costs.


Click the below to view our updated course maps for 2022. Note that 22K and 44K distances vary for this year's event. 44K is 42K and 22K is 23K. These events are still approved as a Birkie qualifier. 

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