A successful run of this race means crossing the finish line of the 600-900 foot course with the skier having executed one to three jumps ranging from three to six feet high and grabbing from three to nine rings. The rider must also grab a ring. Points are deducted for missed or dropped rings and missed jumps. Speed – which often reaches 40 miles per hour – is a factor. Winners are based on the combined overall score for both days. All skiers are required to hit the jumps. Some organizations run an oval track which presents a whole new twist to the already wild race. While most compete for the thrills, winners will receive cash and other great prizes.
Bellevue’s family-friendly weekend event will feature food booths, music, an auction and a dance at The Silver Dollar Saloon. Tailgaters are welcome! There is a gate fee of $5 per person. Kids 10 and under are free. NEW THIS YEAR: No dogs allowed at the event facility!
Sign up will kick off the weekend at Mahoney’s on Main Street in Bellevue from 6-9pm on Friday, February 6th. There will be an team auction Saturday night after the races (8pm) at the Silver Dollar on Main Street in Bellevue. Saturday night’s party is one not to be missed! Sunday night the festivities will conclude with the award ceremony at Mahoney’s at 6pm.
For more information, call Bill Bobbitt at 208.720.7798. If you want to race and have not found a partner, call, and we will find one for you. Volunteers may also call for more info. Practice is available at Glendale Ranch on the weekends leading up to the race.