These are events from the 2019 Ely Winter Festival.  As we start adding events to the 2020 Festival, the calendar will switch over to 2020.  Thanks for your interest in the Ely Winter Festival!
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Ely Skinny Fat Race

Ely Skinny Fat race

Join us for a fun afternoon and evening of winter events for the whole family. Participate, spectate then hang out with family and friends at the bonfire or in the chalet.

Kids races and some silly fun 2:30 pm

Details of these events are in the works. No registration needed.

10k ski tour 3:30 pm

Ski the wonderful Hidden Valley trails that roll through the woods on the edge of Ely, MN. Ski at whatever pace suites you, either skate or classic. Stick with family and friends or race against them. Finish to a festive atmosphere with a bonfire and food. Stay around to watch the fat bike races or get on your bike and give the same trail a spin. Event is timed. No awards. Additional entry fee required for each event. $15

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10k & 20k night fat bike races 5:30 pm

This is the one chance per year to ride the well groomed ski trails at Hidden Valley. The course has a few punchy climbs and descents as it winds through the north woods. Same course as the ski tour so you could enter that to “test” the trail before you ride. The ride starts at dusk so a headlight is required on your bike or helmet or both. Helmet is required. Event is timed. No awards. 10k and 20k start together. Finish to food, bonfire and fun at the Hidden Valley chalet. The 1k will do one lap and the 20k will do two laps. Event is timed. No awards. 10k and 20k start together. $30

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Feb 16 2019


Date: February 16
Time: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hidden Valley Ski Area

1340 Hidden Valley Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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Nordic Ski Club
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