The bozeman citizens' cup

community nordic
race series

Bozeman, MT

The Bozeman Citizens' Cup is a community Nordic race series hosted by Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF), featuring courses on Bozeman's beautiful trail system.

Races are open to skiers of all ages and levels of fitness and experience. The races will be timed and have some age divisions. But the main purposes are to have fun, celebrate the sport of Nordic skiing, and enjoy our local trails! We'll also have some fabulous raffle prizes and post-race refreshments!

All the Bozeman Citizens' Cup races take place on the trails groomed and maintained by Bridger Ski Foundation's Community Nordic Trails Program.  

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Bozeman creek hill Climb - December 23, 2017

DECEMBER 23, 2017

10:00 a.m. (note new start time!) Bozeman Creek Hill Climb, 6.5 km & 3.5 km classic


Both courses start at the 1-mile mark on the Bozeman Creek (Sourdough) trail.

6.5 km: Begins at the 1 mile marker and winds up Sourdough Canyon/Bozeman Creek, and finishes at the Bridge (just before the 5 mile marker). Classic technique.

3.5 km: Begins at the 1-mile marker and finishes at the outhouse.


Give yourself enough time to ski from the parking lot to the 1-mile mark (start line) on the trail. You'll register at the start line.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. is registration

9:55 a.m. Snowmobile will depart for finish areas. We will take racers' warm-up clothes to the finish.

10:00 a.m. Start

Post-race: ski back down to the trailhead. Awards will immediately follow at the Bozeman Creek trailhead.

Open to all skiers: 

Recreational and competitive skiers are all welcome at the BSF Citizen Cup Race Series, and we hope to see a strong showing from the entire Bozeman Nordic skiing community! 


Race Cost: $10

Racers will be able to register on race day at the starting line (at Bozeman Creek's 1 mile marker).

Wax recommendations

Glide wax - Toko LF green (or equivalent)

Kick wax: Toko green (or equivalent)


December 23, 2017 results

Lindley Chase - February 7, 2018

February 7

5:00 p.m. -  Lindley Chase, 4.5km/9km/13km skating

on the Nordic trails at Sunset Hills (Lindley Center) in Bozeman

Registration: on race day, at Lindley Center, from 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

Race cost: $10

Course: Uses the trails at Lindley. Register and start at Lindley Center (1102 E. Curtiss St.)


Awards: Awards and raffle drawing to follow events in the Lindley Center at 6:00 PM

p.s. BSF families: If you're looking for potluck info, you'll find it here.

Hyalite CLASSIC- March 18, 2018


Note: we have changed the date to March 18!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Classic Ski Races at Hyalite Reservoir

15 km only

(note: we will not be having an 18km, after all)

Location: start will be in the Hyalite Reservoir Parking Lot, near the pavilion.

Course: will begin on the Crescent Lake trail, follow the ski trails past the reservoir, behind the Window Rock Cabin, and return past the Maxey Cabin. There will be a feed station where the trail crosses the road above the Grotto Falls Parking Area, and another aid station at the parking lot at Palisades Falls. (Plus snacks at the finish, too.)

Cost: $10

Registration: on race day, next to the start.


8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. start

Awards immediately following the race.



12/27/17 - Bozeman Creek Hill Climb

2/7/18 - Lindley Chase

3/18/18 - Hyalite Classic