December 16-17, 2017
Bozeman, MT
Welcome to the season opener for the Nordic Intermountain Division (IMD), hosted by the Bridger Ski Foundation in Bozeman, Montana. Click on the tabs below to view additional information.


Note: times updated on 12/14


12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Course Inspection. Both courses will be marked from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.  

5:00 p.m. Coaches Meeting

BSF Office, 851 Bridger Dr. Suite 4


Freestyle Prologue (15 second interval start) 

10:00 a.m. Open Women, U18/U20 Girls, U16 Girls, Novice Girls 3.3 km

10:30 a.m. Open Men, U18/U20 Boys, U16 Boys, Novice Boys 3.3 km

U14 & Younger Freestyle Mass Start

11:00 a.m. U8 Boys & U8 Girls 1.1 km

11:10 a.m. U10 Boys 1.5 km

11:20 a.m. U10 Girls 1.5 km

11:30 a.m. U12 Boys 2.4 km

11:40 a.m. U12 Girls 2.4 km

11:50 a.m. U14 Boys 3.3 km

12:00 p.m. U14 Girls 3.3 km

p.m. Distance course will be groomed for inspection.


NOTE: Sunday races will now start at 9 a.m.!

Classic Races

9:00 a.m. Girls U16 Pursuit*, 6.6 km Classic

9:30 a.m. Girls U18/U20/Open Women Pursuit*, 10 km Classic

10:15 a.m. Boys U16 Pursuit*, 6.6 km Classic

10:45 a.m. Boys U18/U20/Open Men Pursuit*, 10 km Classic

11:30 a.m. Girls U8 & Boys U8, Mass Start, 1.1 km Classic

11:40 a.m. Girls U10, Mass Start, 1.5 km Classic

11:50 a.m.  Boys U10, Mass Start, 1.5 km Classic

12:00 p.m.  Girls U12, Mass start, 2.4 km Classic

12:10 p.m.  Boys U12, Mass start, 2.4 km Classic

12:20 p.m.  Girls U14 (Novice 1 min behind), Mass start, 3.3 km Classic

12:21 p.m.  Girls Novice, Mass start, 3.3 km Classic

12:30 p.m.  Boys U14 (Novice 1 min behind), Mass start, 3.3 km Classic

12:31 p.m.  Boys Novice, Mass start, 3.3 km Classic

*Pursuit Start Procedure:  There will be 4 lanes and skiers will line up based on time back in order of finish from previous day's race.  A clock will show the time skier starts behind and a hand will be placed on shoulder.  At release of hand skier will start. There will be no verbal start command.  Skiers 3-minutes-plus back from the leader will have mass start.


BSF will provide lunch for athletes & coaches on Saturday, Dec 16, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5

Payment: must be made in advance. (See registration form)

Tickets: lunch tickets will be handed out with race bibs at the coaches' meeting on Friday night.

Menu: choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, veggie burger, chicken sandwich. Plus chips, cookie, drink.


Registration Fees:  

$35 per race: U16, U18, U20 athletes

$20 per race: U8, U10, U12, U14 athletes

USSA license required.

LUNCH: $5 per person on Saturday (purchase in advance, on registration form)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. MST

*Late entries or data changes accepted until 6 PM MST, Thursday 12/14/17. $10 fee per person per race.

SCRATCHES: No fee for scratches. Accepted ONLY until 12 PM MST, Friday 12/15/17.

Send registration forms to Race Secretary, Bojana Susak,

Bring copies of signed waivers to registration on Friday.


TEAMS: Please be aware these races are held in residential neighborhoods and follow parking instructions of the Coaches' Meeting.

SPECTATORS & VOLUNTEERS: Please park in the Bozeman Health Lot on Ellis St. or in the Softball Complex lot on the Corner of Ellis and Highland.


rules of competition

RULES OF COMPETITION: All athletes must be registered members of FIS/USSA, and the competition will follow FIS rules.  Seeding for U18/U20 will be based on USSA points.  Seeding for U16 will be based on Intermountain Division ranking.  Pursuit races will start with the fastest finisher from day before with next skier starting based on time behind.  At 3 minutes behind there will be a mass start for the remaining skiers.

There will be classic pole length check before start.

IMD Waxing Protocol:


1.    For all Age Classes U14 and Younger - ONLY NF waxes permitted. Use of LF, HF waxes or Pure Flouro waxes in any form (Block, Powder or Liquid) is PROHIBITED.   In addition No Gallium products may be used 


2.    For all Age Classes U16 and Older- Use of CH, LF or HF waxes is permitted. Use of Pure Flouros in Powder or Liquid form is PROHIBITED. In addition No Gallium products may be used.


*ONLY Solid Block Flouros are permitted for SKATE races.  

**Pure Flouro (Block, Powder and Liquid) may be used in the KICK ZONE ONLY of classic skis



Chief of Competition:  Per Hjalmarsson (Jury Member)

Technical Delicate:  Les Gibson (Jury Member)

Assistant Technical Delicate: Thomas Gedeon (Jury Member) 

Competition Secretary:  Bojana Susak, Sarah Alexander 

Chief of Course: Eric Mittelsteadt

Chief of Timing:  Jeff Wyatt (Milliseconds Timing) 

Chief of Control:  Erich Pessl

Chief of Stadium:  David Coletta

Head of Medical:  Jeff Rasch



Please do not park in the residential neighborhood around Lindley Center. Plenty of parking is available in the Local Racer & Volunteer Parking lot on Ellis St. or in the Softball Complex parking lot on the corner of Highland and Ellis.


SKIING: BSF grooms Community Nordic Trails at six venues in Bozeman. There's great skiing at Highland Glen, adjacent to the race course. Trail passes are voluntary; if you enjoyed your ski, please consider a trail pass or donation to support the grooming effort.




prizes & awards

Awards include Cowboy Cricket Cookies.

Awards will be presented during lunchtime.


BSF is looking for volunteers for this race. Sign up for your desired time slots and positions on Signup Genius.

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