Badger Skiathlon - Follow Your Heart

Sat February 11, 2023 Missoula, MT 59801 US Directions
Welcome Lovers and Friends!


15 South Ave E
Missoula, MT US 59801



Badger Skiathlon - Follow Your Heart

FEBRUARY 10th, MTCX - Check In Party 9am-6pm - 517 S. Orange St

FEBRUARY 11th, UM Golf Course - Event - 515 South Ave E


First off, what is a Skiathlon???

It's a historic event in nordic skiing that combines classic and skate skiing in one event.  You switch skis half way through.  You start with a mass start classic race and then switch skis to skate.  Skiers keep their skate skis in a coral next to a flag with their bib number.  

For the Badger Skiathlon we will offer a U18 race start and a separate adult race start.  

Classic first, Skate second.


  • You must switch skis
  • You have to ski classic skis (waxable, grip, skins).
  • You can only use items that are in your transition area (no going to the car or lodge)
  • Classic then skate (two slightly different courses)
  • Classic will include the tee box climb and stegasauras


Friday - 9-6pm check in party at MTCX 517 S Orange St.

2:00pm - Check in opens (open all day)

2:30pm - 1km skate or classic Cookie Race

3:00pm - 7km U18 Race (3.5km classic, 3.5km skate) - Age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18

- Podiums, dinner begins

4:30pm - 14km Adult Race (7km classic 2 laps, 7km skate)  - Age groups: U20, 20-35, 36-45, 46-64, 65+ 

- Podiums, dinner begins

6pm - Valentines Loop - skis with your mystery Valentine


  • Iron Griz Valentines theme dinner, pre-register when you sign up or buy dinner on site. Valentines Bar!
  • All racers get a heart candy box, there will be a bib number on the back, that is your Valentine for the day.  




The skate course is 1 lap for U18 and 2 laps for adults.  It's clockwise on the Golf Course standard loop, cutting off the dormblaiser loop.

The classic course is a perimeter lap that also includes the big tee box hill and stegosaurus mound.

The start and transition area is on the east side of the netting on the driving range.  The finish is on the west side of the driving range net.



We are super pumped and proud to be a part of the Montana Nordic Cup!!  A new series that tallies points of all the races in Montana.  Read more at

This race is a points race.  Here's more information on the MT Nordic Cup

Everyone who participates in a Montana Nordic Cup race is automatically entered into the series and accumulates points at every race.
Just go race, have fun, and check back here for updated points after every race!
Age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, 20-35, 36-45, 46-64, 65+ 
2022/2023 SCHEDULE
Dec 17 - Chief Joseph Rust Buster - Sula  Results Posted!​
Jan 7 - Glacier Glide - Whitefish Results Posted!
Jan 14 - Ice Badgers Loppet - Missoula
Jan 21 - Skiesta - Seeley Lake
Jan 22 - Nordic Dance Invitational - Greenough
Jan 28 - OSCR - Seeley Lake
Feb 4 - Seeley Lake Biathlon - Seeley Lake
Feb 5 - Whitefish Winter Carnival - Whitefish
Feb 11 - Badger Skiathlon - UM Missoula
Feb 18 - Homestake Hussle - Homestake
Feb 24 - Mindbender - Red Lodge
Mar 4 - Rendezvous - West Yellowstone
Mar 11 - SilverCrest Nordic Challenge - Great Falls 

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