2018 Big Island & Back! Winter Event

Saturday - February 3rd 2018

Race Start Times:

Kite Ski/Snowboard @ 11:00AM (check-in from 9:00AM)

Nordic Ski/Snowshoe @ 2:00PM (check-in from 12:00PM)


- Sign up until 6:00PM Friday February 2nd -

We are excited to announce the 2018 Big Island & Back! Winter Event on

Saturday, February 3rd

(Moved from Sunday, February 4th at the special request of the NFL - apparently they have another event planned locally that day, who knew)


Here's what's up: we've got more snow than the previous 4 years of Big Island & Back! so the groomers will be busy all day Friday preparing the course. We'll send out a course update email on Friday evening to all pre-registered participants.

There will be food, prizes and music galore at the Excelsior Brewing Co. after-party, including an tasty new beer developed just for our event. Big Island & Back American Wheat Ale will be for sale until we run out!


Speaking of the party, here's what your registration fee gets you: a professionally-groomed course, a free pair of logo'd stretchy gloves and a free MN Weatherguide Calendar (for the first 200 pre-registered participants arriving on Saturday), awards for top finishers, tons of door prize drawings, pizza, salad and dessert from Joey Nova's, live music from Wondercure and The Stand Ups, a cool brewery setting, and the knowledge that every bit of your registration fee is donated directly to ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society. 

Big Island & Back! Super Snow 2018 will be the perfect kick-off for Sunday's game!


Check back here and on Facebook for event updates

Course update email will be sent out Friday 2nd Feb evening to all pre-registrants


Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior! 


Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf program and the Freshwater Society. Thank you for your support!

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