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Sat January 6, 2024 Whitefish, MT 59937 US Directions


1k Freestyle (skate or classic)

12:40PM MST - 1:00PM MST

3.5k Classic Race

10:30AM MST - 11:30AM MST

3.5k Skate Race

12:30PM MST - 1:00PM MST

10k Classic Race

9:30AM MST - 10:30AM MST

10k Skate Race

11:30AM MST - 12:30PM MST

Pursuit Viking Challenge (10k/10k)

9:30AM MST - 12:30PM MST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1200 US Hwy 93 N
Whitefish, MT US 59937


The Glacier Glide is Saturday January 6, 2024. The Glide has been held in Whitefish at the Glacier Nordic Center at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course since 1983. The distance options for skate are 3.5k, and 10k, with a Pursuit Viking Challenge instead of the 20k this year. The distance options for classic are 3.5k and 10k. The Pursuit Viking Challenge applies to completing both the 10km classic and 10km skate race. The Junior Pursuit Viking Challenge is combined time of the 3.5km classic and 3.5k skate. Awards will be given separately, as well as the Challenge combined time top 3 awards.  There will also be a 1k freestyle option and a kids cookie race. Please see our website for detailed start times. The times for the 1k and cookie race are approximate. The cost is $5 for the 1k race, $15 for the 3.5k races, $25 for the 10k races, $25 for the Junior Pursuit Viking Challenge and $45 for the Pursuit Viking Challenge. All prices increase by $5 for same-day registration, and registration will close 30 minutes before each race. The cookie race is free with no registration. The price for all races includes a post-race lunch of chili and mac and cheese. This race is also part of the Montana Nordic Cup series. 


Please use appropriate poles for race aka Classic length poles for the Classic race. 

1k freestyle race (classic or skate)
3.5k skate and classic races (Compete for combined time top 3 by doing both via the Junior Pursuit Viking Challenge!)
10k skate and classic races (Compete for combined time top 3 by doing both via the Pursuit Viking Challenge!)
Kids cookie scramble

Winner of the Viking Pursuit Challenge gets a FREE ENTRY INTO THE 2024 AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER 50km!!

REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 minutes before each race.
Lunch available starting at 11:45

9:30 10k Classic
10:30 3.5k Classic
11:30 10k skate
12:30 3.5k Skate
12:40 Cookie Scramble
12:40 after scramble 1k Freestyle

Cookie scramble (7 & under): Free
1k (12 & under only): $5
3.5k races: $15
10k races: $25
Pursuit Viking Challenge (10k/10k) $45
Junior Pursuit Viking Challenge (3.5k/3.5k) $25

All prices increase by $5 for same-day registration

NO 20k Skate this year due to needed alteration of course. The Pursuit Viking Challenge is completing the 10k Classic and 10k Skate, and calculating the overall combined time for the top 3 winners. The Junior Pursuit Viking Challenge is completing the 3.5k classic and 3.5k skate. Please sign up for the Challenge if you are planning to complete both races. (Montana Cup Points will be given off of individual race times. If you sign up for either pursuit challenge, you will get points of off individual race times.)

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