On Feb. 16, the Annual Art Roscoe Loppet XC Ski Race turns Allegany State Park into a mecca of all that is XC!

Starting and finishing at the Summit Ski Area in Red House, the Loppet draws skiers from several states to the rolling trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System.  First timer or seasoned pro, the park’s trails feature miles of picturesque challenges, and due to its high elevation, often boasts a tremendous base and excellent conditions based on even a few inches of fresh snow.  Race organizers work closely with park staff to groom and set track for a fun, safe and challenging day of racing.

6K, 13K & 22K course options feature a distance for all levels of skiers in a classic ski format.

A fun post-race party, lunch, door prizes and awards ceremony round out one of the most visible days of skiing in Western New York!

The Art Roscoe Loppet helps support the Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol.

Awards go to overall male and female in each distance and the top five in each distance.

Pre-register or come down day-of to sign up.  Pre-registrants receive a custom Loppet Bumper Sticker!

Registration opens at the Summit Ski Area Lodge in the Red House area of the Park at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, with races beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Rentals are available at the park’s Summit Area ski lodge, starting at 9 a.m.

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