Whitefish set to host skijoring races

January 24, 2019

Late January in the Flathead means its skijoring time in Whitefish.

The 16th annual Whitefish Winter Carnival World Invitational Skijoring races up the ante this year with teams traveling from all over the West to compete for more than 20,000 in cash and prizes, is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the opening ceremony and introduction of the Whitefish Carnival royalty will be held. The competition begins at noon.

A Calcutta will perform at Casey’s Bar in Whitefish Saturday evening.

The schedule for Sunday has competition beginning at noon with live music at 6 p.m. at the Great Northern Bar & Grill. The awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m.

Admission is $5. Kids 12-and-under are free.

Big Mountain Ranch is located at 1895 Voerman Road, just south of Whitefish.

Visit www.whitefishskijoring.com for more information.

Reporter Scott Shindledecker may be reached at 406-758-4441 or sshindledecker@dailyinterlake.com

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