Schedule of Saturday February 17 (day in classic technique)

6:30am to 5:30pm Opening : XC Ski Show, Agora and registration
7:45am Buses departure for La Pêche (P17)
9am Departure of the 51 km Swix race from Wakefield (P17)
Departure of the 27 km Otto’s race from Mont-Bleu High
11:30am to 5pm After race meal
1pm Departure of the 15 km Chelsea et La Pêche race from Mont-Bleu High School
1pm Departure of the 20 km Fat Bike race (P15)
1:10pm Departure of the 5 km Tourisme Outaouais race
1:10pm Departure of the 10 km Fat Bike race (P15)
1:30m Yoga classes at the agora
2:30m to 3:30pm Award ceremonies at the XC Ski Show
3:30pm Swix Wax Clinic at the XC Ski Show
4:30m to 6pm Cocktail Worldloppet at the agora
Après-ski Evening  at Chelsea Pub 


New rules concerning pole length (ICR Cross-Country 2016, 343.8.1 et 343.12.1) for classic technique, will be in effect during the Gatineau Loppet as required by FIS.

343.8.1 In classical technique competitions, the maximum pole length must not exceed 83% of the competitor’s body height. In free technique competitions, the maximum pole length must not exceed 100% of the competitor’s height. The body height is measured with ski boots on from a flat surface, to the top of the uncovered head. The pole length is measured from the bottom of the pole to the highest attachment of the strap. All measurements will be rounded to the nearest centimeter as follows: less than 0.5 cm will be rounded down and 0.5 cm and above will be rounded up.

343.12.1 In all competitions pole exchange is only allowed in the case that a pole is broken or damaged. In classical technique competitions, if both poles are exchanged, they must comply with ICR 343.8.1. It is however permitted to exchange poles in equipment exchange boxes during ski exchange in skiathlon competitions.