Thank you for supporting the 17th Annual Leadville Loppet! 

Stay tuned for 2021 date. 

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. 

The Leadville Loppet has evolved as not only a fundraiser for the trail, but also as a way to introduce our visitors to the wonderful trail systems that we have.  In addition to the Mineral Belt Trail, Colorado Mountain College also has a great trail network throughout the campus, with a distance of around 15km. Come visit these trails year round, as you will find that there are many ways to enjoy them.

The Leadville Loppet is open to Freestyle (skate) and Classic Skiing in the 10k, 22k, and 44k. 


Please consider bringing family and friends for our popular 5K Costume Party Fun Race/Tour! Everyone is welcome!

We also have a 1K Kids Fun Race for the little ones. No charge and everyone "wins" a certificate! 




Now- nov. 30: $60

Dec. 1-Jan. 31: $65

Feb 1-Feb 17: $70



Now- nov. 30: $50

Dec. 1-Jan. 31: $55

Feb 1-Feb 17: $60



Now- nov. 30: $30

Dec. 1-Jan. 31: $35

Feb 1-Feb 17: $40



$15 always





Friday, February 14th: 4-7:30pm

Saturday, February 15th, Race Day: 7:00-8:45am - There will be no registration after 8:45 so show up early!

Location: Gym in the Climax Building at CMC, on the south side of the parking area.


Friday, February 14th: 4-7:30pm

Saturday, February 15th: morning race bib pick-up is 7:00-9:45am.

Location: Gym in the Climax Building at CMC, on the south side of the parking area. 

Parking is available throughout the Colorado Mountain College Campus (CMC) in Leadville. The race start and finish is at the Colorado Mountain College soccer field - new for 2020! 


Friday, February 14th, 6pm to 8pm

Provided by Leadville’s own Tim Hill from Alpine Ski & Sport at 504 Harrison Avenue.

2020 COURSE MAPS: Use the links below for PDFs of 2020 race courses (subject to change). 



Start/Finish will be located at the Colorado Mountain College soccer field. New for 2020! 
Be sure to check out our world famous blueberry soup at the finish.  Mmm, very delicious and nature’s perfect recovery drink!

*Pre-Race talk to be given a few minutes prior to each start time.
44k start 8:15 a.m. – return approximately 11:00am-1:00 p.m.
22k start time 9:45 a.m. – return approximately 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
10k start time 10:00 a.m. – return approximately 10:30 a.m. -noon
5k start time 10:15 a.m.  

1k kid’s fun race start time 10:30 a.m.

Aid stations on course will provide water, sports drink, gels, snacks, and fun!


Aid Station locations:

  • 44k: 13k, 17k, 19k, 23k, 26k, 29k, 33k, Finish

  • 22k: 5k, 9k, 11k, 13k, 17k, Finish

  • 10k: 5k, Finish

  • 5k & 1k: Finish

44k racers reaching the Animal Shelter turnaround after 12:15 p.m. will be asked to surrender their bib and given the option to ski back or shuttle back to the college. Official timing will be cut off at 2:30 p.m. If you don’t think you can finish the 44k in less than 5 hours, please choose a shorter distance. This is for your safety and our sanity!

Awards will be held in the gym in the Climax Building at CMC parking starting at noon. Awards will be offered to the top 3 finishers in each category. Results will be split into age categories and final results will have age categories listed. Join us in the gym after you are done racing to warm up and enjoy 
home made soups, chili, and assorted goodies donated by community members. 


We are thrilled to be added to the the list of American Birkebeiner qualifiers!  Skiers will be able to utilize results from either the 22 or 44 km race for improving their wave placement for the Birkie or Korte.

Please refer to the Birkie website for more details. 

Showing up the night before and need a place for some shut-eye, or a bite to eat? 
Check out the online Leadville Visitor Guide 

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