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2024 Barneløpet
2024 Barneløpet
The Sons of Norway’s District Six, Colorado Lodges are hosting a free, noncompetitive children’s cross country ski race, the Barneløpet, for young people ages 0 - 16 years. This event is open to all skill levels, options for distances are 1 km, 2.5 km and 5 km. Registration: 9:30 am. Race: 11:15 am.
Feb 24, 2024, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch,
1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446

You will need to sign a waiver when you check in the day of the event.


A Cross Country Ski Race for Youth and an Event for The Whole Family! The Sons of Norway’s District Six Colorado Lodges invite you to participate in the children’s Barneløpet for young people ages 0 - 16. Barneløpet is a noncompetitive ski event for children modeled after similar ski events in Norway. Literally translated, Barneløpet means “children’s race.” Every skier finishes a winner! Sons of Norway’s Barneløpet is a FREE event open to boys and girls of all skill levels. It’s an event where the whole family can get involved. Parents, grandparents and other spectators can line up at the finish line to cheer the skiers on with cowbells, and to give out medals and flags. If your little one needs assistance skiing the course, parents can accompany their child on skis. Chariots will be allowed. After the race, skiers and their families are invited to a reception where the Host Lodges will serve a light lunch of Norwegian hot dogs, snacks and beverages.

2024 Schedule
Register via this website or onsite the day of the race or beginning at 9:30 am.

9:30 am:  Check in and on-site registration at Legett Hall, Snow Mtn Ranch YMCA
10:00 – 11:00 am: On-Snow Ski Assistance
11:15 am: Barneløpet Race

12:30 - 2pm: Reception - Host Lodges will provide a light lunch and beverage
3:00 pm: Close 

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Ski Rentals

Ski Rentals:

Cross Country ski rentals are available to Barnelopet racers at no charge at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. It is best to call them at 970-887-2152 to set up rentals in advance for pickup. You'll need to tell them your child's height and weight.

Things to Remember:

 • As per YMCA regulations, no walking or snowshoeing on groomed trails.
• Participants need to provide their own skis or rent at no charge at the Nordic Center
• Cross-Country ski rentals are available through Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, 970-887-2152, or check your local rental establishment.
• Ski rental and trail access provided for free

• Bring sunglasses and sunblock for the children
• Carpooling is encouraged
• Early walk-ins welcome!


Make reservations early if you plan to stay overnight in Grand County!

Snow Mountain Ranch
YMCA 888-613-9622


Destination Granby


Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce


Colorado Zone Director for Sons of Norway
DianeMarie Molter

Barneløpet Coordinator
Jon-Eirik Holm-Johansen

Barneløpet Registration
Lois Hodne

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