Wood River Extreme Skijoring Races, 2017
Name: Wood River Extreme Skijoring Races, 2017
Date: February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017
The Wood River Valley'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. No dogs allowed at the event facility! 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.