2017 Big Island & Back! Winter Event

Saturday January 28th 2017

- Kite Ski/Snowboard Races @ 11AM - Ski/Snowshoe Races @ 1PM -


"Official" Races canceled due to lack of snow - click here for modified Event Day Schedule

Race Day Registration @ Excelsior Brewing:

Kite Ski/Snowboard from 8AM

Ski/Snowshoe from 11AM
Click here for Ski/Snowshoe Rental from Hoigaard's


We are excited to announce the 5th Annual Big Island & Back! Winter Event - to be held on Saturday, January 28th starting at 11AM from the Port of Excelsior Docks.

This year’s event will include a 10K Nordic Ski Dash, a Snowshoe Race, and a thrilling Kite Ski/Snowboard Race on Lake Minnetonka. 


Nordic Ski/Snowshoe Races:  Start times will be staggered between 1 & 2PM. From the Port of Excelsior Docks, the course heads out into the bay, around Big Island and back to Excelsior.


Kite Ski/Snowboard Races:  Races start at 11AM - all kiters launch from Excelsior Bay. 


This event is open to all ages and abilities, so friends and family members can all come out and make some terrific memories. An awesome after-party will be held at the Excelsior Brewing Company taproom with live music and awards, plus food provided by Joey Nova's!   


Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior! 

All entry fee proceeds will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society.
Thanks for your support! 


Click here for Race Registration

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