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Our first ski race named after Missoula's Junior Nordic Ski Race Team, the Ice Badgers! Although Loppets are usually long races, we are offering different distances for all Nordic Skiing abilities.
January 16, 2022
7:45 - Check in and bib pick up
8:15 - 25km OR 50km - skate - 5/10 laps - mass start - seeded
8:16 - 25km - classic - 5 laps - mass start - seeded
11:15 - 10km - skate - 2 laps - time trial start (oldest to youngest)
11:30 - 5km - skate or classic - 1 lap - time trial start (oldest to youngest)
12:30 - 1km - skate or classic - mass start
1:00 - podiums and awards
Click here for the Nordic Dance Invitational registration page, or register for the season pass above!
The Nordic Dance Invitational Ski Race consists of a 1k, 5k, 10k skate or 25k classic ski race for all ages and abilities, held at Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough, MT! Why is it called the Nordic Dance Invitational, you ask? Junior Race Teams can compete against each other for points, and earn bonus points for choreographing a dance as a whole team or small groups. The inaugural year for the snow ski and dance festivities was Feb. 2021, and we all had a blast getting to compete, Covid style (staggered starts, small groups). This race is for all ages; all are encouraged to cheer on local junior racers as they dip their toes in ski competitions, and fun, silly dances!
January 23, 2022
8:00 - check in and warm up
9:00 - 25k Classic - mass start - wave seeding (promoter discretion, based on past results)
9:15 - 10k Skate - pursuit - time trial format (oldest to youngest)
9:30 - 5k Skate - pursuit - time trial format (oldest to youngest)
10:00 - 1k Skate - mass start
We may have different waves depending on Covid-19 protocols; keep an eye out for specifics closer to the date.
1k races - U8
5k races - U10, U12, skate or classic depending on the race
10k races - U14, U16, U18, U20, 20 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 64, 65 & above - skate or classic depending on the race
25k races - 20 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 64, 65 & above, RECREATIONAL - classic
50k races - 20 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 64, 65 & above, RECREATIONAL- skate
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
The following describes general rules for any in person events to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We follow and work with Missoula County Health, USA Cycling, and local doctors to come up with a more conservative plan for returning to racing.
These races will be mass start. If you break the 6 foot barrier between people please put a mask on.
Please do not attend the race if you are feeling sick or have COVID symptoms.
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