Ski The Season

Ski The Season

Patterson, Amber
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West Yellowstone has long been famous as a hub for cross-country skiing and hosts two awesome events every year that draw skiers from all over. Closing out the winter tourist season is the 31st annual Rendezvous Ski Race, held March 6. This event is part of the American Ski Marathon Series, which is North America’s largest citizen racing and touring series. Racers of all ages and abilities are welcome and can participate in a 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K, or 50K event. This year, the race could top 800 skiers. You’ll be sure to see a familiar face on the trail, because the event is a must-do for cross-country skiers in our region. For more information, check out rendezvousrace.com or call 640-0465. On March 20 and 21, the Equinox Ski Challenge dares skiers to complete as many laps as they can on the Rendezvous Ski Trails in the six-hour, eight-hour, 12-hour, or 24-hour division. You can rally the race alone or as part of an eight-person team. After the race, join friends and competitors for a potluck and all-night bonfire. A portion of the proceeds goes to the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation and Manaia Youth Programs, two Montana nonprofits. You can also bring canned food for the West Yellowstone Food Bank or volunteer to help out with the race. For details, visit equinoxskichallenge.com.

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