February 25-February 26, 2017
Olney & Polebridge, Montana
1 dog Skijor 3 mile
2 dog Skijor 5 mile
2 dog junior TBD
4 dog Junior 5 mile
4 dog Adult 5 mile
6 dog 40 mile
8 dog 40 mile
12 dog 40 mile
VENUE/TRAILHEAD: Dog Creek Lodge, Olney, Montana
Snow Action Sports, Inc. is excited to announce plans for the 2017 Flathead Classic sled dog race taking place over the weekend of February 25 and 26, 2017. We are partnering with Dog Creek Lodge to provide race headquarters, musher lodging options and trail systems for our 4-dog class races and skijoring.
For this year's mid-distance race, we'll be mushing through the Whitefish Mountain Range over Red Meadow Pass to the isolated outpost of Polebridge, Montana. 6, 8 and 12-dog teams will spend the night and return over the same trail system to Dog Creek Lodge on Sunday covering approximately 40 miles each day.
Get your teams ready for this challenging race in Northwest Montana.
Updates coming soon. Stay tuned!
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FLATHEAD CLASSIC SLED DOG RACE
Our main event, The FLATHEAD CLASSIC sled dog race is a multi-class, multi-sport race, scheduled this season for February 25th and 26th, 2017.
Our 2016 event was cancelled due to poor trail conditions, but we are thrilled to be back on the calendar for 2017!
Events that took place in the 2015 Flathead Classic included 1 and 2 dog Skijoring; 4 and 6 dog sprint and short distance classes as well as a special pure breed class. See images above for highlights.
Our local businesses contributed to the fun with a "mutt pull" sponsored by Tailwaggers, where local dog owners could try their own talents at mushing by using their own one-dog team with provided gear from Adanac Sleds & Equipment. With incredible support from our business sponsors, we were able to offer a decent purse for top competitors and wide selection of prizes.
Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you at our next race!
SNOW ACTION SPORTS INC.
SNOW ACTION SPORTS Inc. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of working sled dogs and sled dog sports in the state of Montana. Snow Action Sports Inc’s main goal is to provide opportunities for dog mushers and the general public to connect, giving an insight into the world of working sled dogs and sled dog sports. Snow Action Sports Inc. aims to accomplish these goals through educational outreach, organizing sled dog races and collaborating with our local community and businesses.
Sled dogs are incredible athletes, and when given the opportunity to show off their true talent, people begin to understand the history of the long used term, “man’s best friend.”