The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a cross country ski event that takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of one of Ontario’s most popular parks, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, the first Saturday in March.
This Nordic mass participation event has become a tradition in Thunder Bay celebrating it's 42nd year in 2019. It is the perfect reason for a winter getaway to find out why there is "snowbetterplace” than to visit Northwest Ontario to cross country ski.
The groomed trails prepared by the Thunder Bay Nordic Trails follow a wooded corridor cut through the boreal forest of this serene parkland on the Sibley Peninsula opening up to sweeping views of Lake Superior as you ski the ledgendary landmark known as the Sleeping Giant.
The Sleeping Giant Loppet is one of the most loved winter events in Northwest Ontario. Whether you are an avid cross-country skier or just looking for a taste of Nordic culture, this popular event is one that you will to cross off your bucket list and say I have "Skied the Giant"!.So plan to visit Thunder Bay in March for one of the most loved winter events in Northwest Ontario.
We welcome participants throughout the area with skiers expected from Manitoba, Wisconsin, Minnesota and communities across Northwest Ontario.