Nordic

FUNSKI

The FUNSKI series is open to skiers of all ages and levels of fitness and experience. The events will be timed. Race hard or glide along for a relaxed ski. It's up to you.

The main purpose is 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, including beer from Nordic Brew Works. All the FUNSKI events take place on the trails groomed and maintained by Bridger Ski Foundation's Community Nordic Trails Program.  

2019-20

DECEMBER 10 - WINTERFEST WARMUP & SANTA CHASE
sponsored by Excel Physical Therapy
Kids Santa Chase & 3k/6k/9k Skate

JANUARY 14 - LINDLEY CLASSIC LOPPET
5k/10k/15k classic

FEBRUARY 11 - SWEETHEART RELAY
2-person relays with 1.3 km laps

THREE FOR THE PRICE OF TWO DEAL
Register for all three races at once and save.
Adults: $30 for all 3
Juniors: $10 for all 3

FUNSKI #1 WINTERFEST WARMUP & SANTA CHASE

sponsored by Excel Physical Therapy

DECEMBER 10, 2019

KIDS 3k (any style) and 3k, 6k, 9k (skate suggested)

KIDS (11 & Under) - SANTA CHASE

4:45 pm start.

Kids will be chasing Santa (he gets a head start). Any kid who catches Santa will get a special prize! Finisher treats for all! Kids can skate or classic xc ski!

CORRECTION: This is not a 3k! It's a short loop (1-2km) that all kids should be able to complete!

FREE. *You do not need to register kids for this race.

Post-race beverages and snacks at the Lindley Center

3k/6K/ 9K Skate SKI

*skate skis recommended but not required

5 p.m. Start

1 lap = 3k

2 laps = 6k

3 laps = 9k

LOCATION

Starting at Lindley Center, on the trails at Sunset Hills. (1102 East Curtiss St)

Bring your headlamps! We'll also have luminaries/lights out on the trails.  

THEME

Wear your holiday/solstice attire (interpret as you please!)

Post-race:

Beverages and snacks at the Lindley Center. Beer courtesy of Nordic Brew Works. Non-alcoholic cider courtesy of Lockhorn Cider House.

Open to all skiers: 

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

REGISTRATION

Adults: $15

Under 18: $5

*You do not need to pre-register kids in the 3K Santa Chase! It is free.

DEAL: Register for all three FUNSKI races at once and save. Adults: $30 for all 3 races. Juniors: $10 for all 3 races.

REGISTER HERE

Online registration closes at 9 pm the day before the race. Race-day registration available at the start (cash/check only).

PRIZES

Costume prizes for best holiday/solstice attire.

Every participant gets 1 raffle ticket toward an end-of-series raffle.

Top ten women & men in each race get an extra raffle tickets toward an end-of-series raffle.

Male & Female winner each get 2 extra tickets towards an end-of-series raffle.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need a few volunteers. Unless you're helping at the finish line, you can help and still race! Signup for a spot here.

 

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FUNSKI #2 LINDLEY CLASSIC LOPPET

JANUARY 14, 2020

KIDS (UNDER-12) 5K

4:45 PM start

1 lap

5k/ 10k/ 15k Classic Ski

5:00 p.m. start

5k= 1 lap

10k = 2 laps

15k = 3 laps

Laps will use Sunset Hills and upper cemetery trails with 1-track classic.

Post-race includes snacks and drinks (including beer for adults).

REGISTRATION

Adults: $15

Under 18: $5

DEAL: Register for all three FUNSKI races at once and save. Adults: $30 for all 3 races. Juniors: $10 for all 3 races.

Online registration closes at 9 pm the day before the race. Race-day registration available at the start (cash/check only).

REGISTER HERE

THEME

Throwback attire. Dust off your wool pants, your ski sweaters, woods skis, your classic 3-pin bindings. Show us old school. Special category for wood skis and 3 pins.

Post-race:

Beverages and snacks at the Lindley Center. Beer courtesy of Nordic Brew Works. Non-alcoholic cider courtesy of Lockhorn Cider House.

PRIZES

Themed prizes for 1st place male & female in the Wood Skis and 3-pin Bindings category.

Every participant gets 1 raffle ticket toward an end-of-series raffle.

Top ten women & men in each race get an extra raffle tickets toward an end-of-series raffle.

Male & Female winner each get 2 extra tickets towards an end-of-series raffle.

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FUNSKI #3 SWEETHEART RELAY

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Sunset Hills Two-Person Sprint Relay

5:00 p.m.

Sunset Hills Trails (Lindley Center) in Bozeman

each team member skis a ~1.2 km  loop twice)

*skate skis recommended but not required!

THEME

Break out your favorite socks, the sparkle, and channel your inner Diggins. It's the Sweetheart Relay. Team up with your Valentine, Gal-entine, Pal-entine, colleague, or a brand new friend and get ready for some exciting laps on the course. Remember, these are fun, community races. No race experience necessary! Costumes encouraged--and eligible for awards.

Don't have a relay partner? Don't worry. Just register and we'll pair you with another skier on race day.

Registration:

Adults: $15

Under 18: $5

DEAL: Register for all three FUNSKI races at once and save. Adults: $30 for all 3 races. Juniors: $10 for all 3 races.

REGISTER HERE

Online registration closes at 9 pm the day before the race. Race-day registration available at the start (cash/check only).

Important: All skiers need to register individually. On relay day, give us your team name & who your teammate is during bib pickup. If you need a partner, we'll pair you up then.

Course: 

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

Lap 1: Skier 1

Lap 2: Skier 2

Lap 3: Skier 1

Lap 4: Skier 2 - FINISH

Skate skis recommended, but any xc ski style is welcomed.

PRIZES

Awards for this race are, well, creative. We'll be handing out awards for the team with the largest age difference, the best costume pairing, the longest relationship, the youngest team, the team with the best technique, the most "mature" team, and the list goes on. Inspire us.

Every participant gets 1 raffle ticket toward the end-of-series raffle.

Top ten women & men in each race get an extra raffle tickets toward the end-of-series raffle.

Male & Female winner each get 2 extra tickets towards the end-of-series raffle.

END OF SERIES CELEBRATION

Stick around for the end-of series party and raffle! Beverages and snacks at the Lindley Center. Beer courtesy of Nordic Brew Works. Non-alcoholic cider courtesy of Lockhorn Cider House.

RESULTS

February 14, 2019 Results

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RESULTS

2018-2019

12/19/18 - Bozeman Creek Hill Climb

1/31/19 - Sunset Hills Chase

2/14/19 - Valentine's Day Relay

3/23/19 - Hyalite Classic

2017-2018

12/27/17 - Bozeman Creek Hill Climb

2/7/18 - Lindley Chase

3/18/18 - Hyalite Classic