Seeley Lake Winterfest Kicks off Today
By OutdoorAly

Posted: January 17, 2014

Winterfest will kick off this evening in Seeley Lake at 6 p.m. with a torch light parade followed by the annual bonfire to burn old Christmas trees at the Filling Station.

Be sure to register for the snow sculpture competition this evening at the Moose River Bar & Grill at 5 p.m. The sculptures will be built throughout the weekend, and  the best sculptures will be awarded prizes. In addition to the competition, the sculptures will be viewed  and enjoyed by spectators of the event.

Saturday, a biathlon will take place at the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails at 9 a.m. The biathlon consists of regulation biathlon targets with five circular targets, which change from black to white when hit from a distance of 50 yd. Racers ski a loop, shoot prone, ski a loop, shoot standing, ski a loop. There is a 50yd penalty loop for each missed shot. The Biathlon is for both races, novice to experienced as well as spectators.

Saturday evening the Driftrider’s Snowball will take place at the Seeley Lake Community Hall at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Driftrider’s will be having a snowmobile poker run starting at 9a.m. at the Community Hall. Cost: $15 per person, for more information call: 406-677-4376

Winterfest encompass events and activities for the whole family. Events might include Broomball, bonfire, parade, biathlon, cross-country skiing races, concerts and readings etc.

If you can’t make it to Seeley this weekend or didn’t get enough Winterfest? Don’t worry, the festival continues next weekend January 25 & 26 with a cross-country ski race and Pike on Ice-Fishing tournament. Check back for more details.

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Ram snow sculpture from previous Winterfest in Seeley
photo: Seeley-Swan Pathfinder

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