On the morning of February 13th Bearskin Lodge will host the “Bearskin Wilderness Pursuit, Man versus Dog” ski race.
Bearskin Lodge, a Gunflint Trail landmark since 1925, specializes in exceptional cross-country skiing as well as outstanding dog sled tours into the neighboring Boundary Waters Wilderness. “Bearskin Wilderness Pursuit, Man versus Dog” will feature both of these activities.
The race will pit mushers and their dog teams against skiers in a unique mass start race. Mushers and skiers will race on separate side-by-side tracks, competing head-to-head, but dog teams will travel a greater distance in consideration of their faster pace. Winning skiers and mushers should cross the finish line at nearly the same time.
Prizes will be awarded for fastest skier, fastest musher, and fastest overall time, as well as various other categories. This race, which starts at 10:30 AM, will be a thrilling event for both competitors and spectators. Most of the race course will follow the shoreline and dip into the bays of East Bearskin Lake. The start, finish, and head-to-head competition will be visible from just in front of the main lodge.
Be part of the excitement. Our mushing teams are already registered, but all levels of skiers are still welcome to join in the competition. For more information or to register for the race go to www.bearskin.com or call (218) 388 2292 or (800) 388 4170.