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Snoflinga Montana Winter Festival

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 9:00am

Various Location
Butte, MT 59701


-9:30 AM: ​​Elementary Skate Races

The ice heats up when the elementary aged students compete in a skate race at the Butte High Altitude Skating Center!

The races are an ice skating competition among area elementary schools in which children are grouped by grade level. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to the top three schools. This meet is not limited to speedskaters. Any child who knows how to ice skate is welcome to enter, since the primary objective of the competition is to have fun. School race registration forms can be picked up at the High Altitude Center Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM, Fridays 6:00-9:00 PM, weekends 12:00-5:00 PM, or on the day of the race by 9:00 AM. 

Location: Butte High Altitude Skating Center (34 Olympic Way)

-10:00 AM: Skijoring

SnoFlinga and Skijor USA are bringing Skijoring to Butte, Montana January 19-20 2019. Come out and join in the fun as a experienced racer, someone who might want to give it a go or as a spectator! 

Location: Skijor Butte

-12:00 PM to​ 3:00 PM: Free Shuttle to Homestake Lodge

A free shuttle will offer rides from the High Altitude Skating Center to Homestake Lodge on Saturday to alleviate parking problems. Shuttle will make 1 trip throughout the day. 

​Homestake Lodge will open their trails all day for open skiing!

-9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Open Ski

Location: Homestake Lodge (530 Upper Rader Creek Rd, Whitehall)

-10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Nordic Ski Lessons

Equipment rental, coaching and instruction are provided by the Mile High Nordic Ski Club as well as Homestake Lodge completely FREE. Please remember that parking is limited and a free shuttle is being offered. Skate and classic options.

​Registration and $5 refundable deposit required.

​Session 1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 2: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Homestake Lodge (530 Upper Rader Creek Rd, Whitehall)

-1:00 PM: Snowshoe Treks

Homestake Lodge is offering guided snowshoeing treks with instruction provided by staff.

Location: Homestake Lodge (530 Upper Rader Creek Rd, Whitehall)

-11:00 AM: 5K Start

5K Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk by Butte Track Club

-11:30 AM: Kids Mile

Kids Fun Mile by Butte Silverbow Parks and Recreation

Mt Con Mine - Foreman's Park

This fun 5K winter race takes place on Butte's Top of the World trail system during the kids activity afternoon. Starting and ending at the Mtn. Con Mine yard and ending with a surprisingly fun Snoflinga-style finish. Registration required, prizes for ugliest sweaters!

-12:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Kids Afternoon by Copper City Crossfit

Mt Con Mine - Foreman's Park

​Looking to take a quick break from all the action and spend some more time with the family? Build a snowman, ice skate, slide the luge, or enjoy some hot chocolate. Food from Metals.

-3:00 PM to ​5:00 PM: Youth Skillz Session by Discovery

Mt Con Mine - Foreman's Park

-4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Southwestern POLAR PLUNGE

Mt Con Mine - Foreman's Park

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, clubs, organization and schools to support local Special Olympics Montana athletes by jumping into frigid and icy waters in the dead of a Montana winter. All you have to do to participate is raise $125 by registering at or by showing up that day with the funds raised. Plungers 18 and under only need to raise $50 to jump into the icy waters. Participation gets you a “cool” shirt and the more you fundraise the more “cool” stuff you earn. Funds raised at the Southwestern Polar Plunge will allow local Butte, Anaconda, Deer Lodge and Dillon athletes to afford to practice and compete all over the state.

-5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Night Sledding

Mt Con Mine - Foreman's Park

-8:00 PM: "Far Out" by Teton Gravity Research Film

Covellite Theatre


"Far Out" embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment, and progression. It is the quest to be blown away.

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