RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center will host the 25th Annual Rangeley Lakes Loppet on March 2 on Saddleback Mountain Road.

The long-distance ski race is part of the New England Nordic Ski Association Marathon series.

The race has categories for classic and skate, with 25K and 50K course lengths. The Loppet also offers a 25K touring class for those who want to go at their own pace.

The race course takes in a variety of terrain with views of Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Lake and the mountains beyond. There are refreshment stations along the way offering energy drinks and cookies.

After the race, a variety of hearty soups, baked goods and sausages, peppers and onions on a bun are served.

Register online at skireg.com or call the RLTC at 207-864-4309. Details about the race, accommodations, maps, trail conditions, and more can be found at rangeleylakestrailcenter.org.

The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Racers in the Loppet at Rangeley take off in 2018. (Rangeley Lakes Trails Center photo)


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