Snowmobile Challenge Held at Lutsen

3 Categories Of Snowmobiling Races Will Be Held

Lutsen Mountains hosted the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge triple crown series for the second time.

The spring time temperatures may not bring snowmobiling to mind, but with snow still on the ground at lutsen mountain, riders are tearing up the hills during the 3 day event from Friday to Sunday.

It includes 3 categories: Hill Climb, Cross Country Racing, and Hill Cross.

Each category has over 10 classes, with a cap of 20 riders per class.

“Sunday is hill climb again, and then hill cross; but they’re running like 5 at a time, head to head action and going over berm and features and stuff, so that’s your classic X-games kind of feel.” said Jim Vick, the Marketing Director of Lutsen Mountains. 

Lutsen Representatives expect around 2 to 300 competitors this weekend.

The wet conditions aren’t ideal for the snowmobiles.

“It’s better when it’s cold. The sleds run better, you run better,” said Storm Johnson, a racer.

However, spectators will be able to watch the event comfortably, and still be able to ski on the other side of the mountain, which also still has snow

“We’ll be open this weekend with One lift on Eagle Mountain, but 15 runs right now that are looking in great shape,” said Vick.

3 hill climb racers will qualify at this event for the 2017 world championships held in Jackson Hole Wyoming. 

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