Classic technique / fatbike day


6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Opening : XC Ski Show, Agora and registration

7:45 a.m.
Bus departure for La Pêche Municipality (P17) for the 51km classic technique (Swix) race

9:00 a.m.
Departure of the 51km (Swix) linear race from La Pêche Municipality (P17)
Departure of the 27km (Otto’s Subaru et BMW)

11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After race meal

1:00 p.m.
Departure of the 15km (Auclair) race

1:10 p.m.
Departure of the 5km (Physio Avantage Plus) race

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Award ceremonies at the XC Ski Show

3:30 p.m.
Swix Wax Clinic at the XC Ski Show

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Worldloppet Cocktail 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.