Dylan Thomas

The Loppet is back and bigger than ever

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The annual City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival is never quite the same thing twice.

That isn’t just because of the weather, the ultimate X factor for an event that depends on snow and freezing temperatures in early February, both of which have proven remarkably inconsistent over the past 11 years. Credit also the ambitions of the organizers, who year after year build on what, back in 2003, was just a Nordic skiing race around the Chain of Lakes.

“There’s a little bit of a ‘Why not?’ mentality,” explained John Munger, executive director of the Loppet Foundation.

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