Nordic Dance Invitational

Sun January 23, 2022 Greenough, MT 59823 US Directions
Welcome Friends!
Lubrecht Experimental Forest, 38689 MT-200
Greenough, MT US 59823


Below is information for the Ice Badgers Loppet (1/16) and the Nordic Dance Invitational (1/23), both held at Lubrecht Experimental Forest.  Start position within your wave based on past results and Ice Badgers Loppet



The Nordic Dance Invitational Ski Race consists of a 1k, 5k skate, 3.5k classic, 10k skate or 19.8k classic ski race for all ages and abilities, held at Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough, MT! Why is it called the Nordic Dance Invitational, you ask? All skiers who complete a group a dance (2 or more people) receive the Nordic Dance package of stunner shades and patch. The inaugural year was Feb. 2021, and we all had a blast getting to compete, Covid style (staggered starts, small groups). This race is for all ages; all are encouraged to cheer on local junior racers as they dip their toes in ski competitions, and fun, silly dances!

January 23, 2022

8:00 - check in and warm up

9:00 - 19.8k Classic - mass start - promoter seeded

9:00 - 10k Skate - mass start - promoter seeded

11:15 - 5k Skate - mass start - promoter seeded

11:15 - 3.5k Classic - mass start - promoter seeded

12:15 - 2k skate or classic - mass start

1:00 - dances, podiums, awards




Click here for the Ice Badgers Loppet registration page, or register for the season pass above!

Our first ski race named after Missoula's Junior Nordic Ski Race Team, the Ice Badgers! Although Loppets are usually long races, we are offering different distances for all Nordic Skiing abilities. 

January 16, 2022

8:00 - Check in and bib pick up

9:00 - 50km - skate - 10 laps - mass start - seeded

9:01 - 25km - classic - 5 laps - mass start - seeded

9:15 - 10km - skate - 2 laps - time trial start (oldest to youngest)

9:30 - 5km - skate or classic - 1 lap - time trial start (oldest to youngest)

12:00 - 1km - skate or classic - mass start

12:30 - dances, podiums, awards



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!
Two regions - North and South
Regional leaders determined by the best four results achieved in region.
Statewide leaders determined by the best eight results achieved in any region. 
Age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, 20-35, 36-45, 46-64, 65+ 
2021/2022 SCHEDULE
Dec 11 - Spam Cup - West Yellowstone (South)​
Dec 18 - IMD Opener - Bozeman (South)
Jan 9 - Glacier Glide and Pursuit - two opportunities to score points! - Whitefish (North)
Jan 16 - Ice Badger Loppet - Missoula (North)
Jan 22 - Skiesta - Seeley Lake (North)
Jan 23 - Nordic Dance Challenge - Missoula (North)
Feb 5 - Homestake Hussle - Butte (South)
Feb 13 - Lubrecht Race - Missoula (North)
Feb 19 - Mindbender -Red Lodge - (South)
Mar 5 - Rendezvous - West Yellowstone (South)
Mar 19 - SilverCrest Nordic Challenge - Great Falls (South) 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


The following describes general rules for any in person events to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  We follow and work with Missoula County Health, USA Cycling, and local doctors to come up with a more conservative plan for returning to racing.

These races will be mass start.  If you break the 6 foot barrier between people please put a mask on.

Please do not attend the race if you are feeling sick or have COVID symptoms.

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