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PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND

Notorious Blair Street
in Silverton, CO

Saturday, Feb. 19 &
Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

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* No dogs or drones are allowed on or near the racecourse or in the stable area. *
 

ABOUT

WHAT IS SILVERTON SKIJORING?

SILVERTON SKIJORING presented by The Town of Silverton, Karen Srebacic-Sites Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally,  & Durango Harley-Davidson is comprised of a single horse typically guided by an insane person occasionally called a cowboy, cowgirl or a rider, pulling a crazy person on skis who simply hangs onto a tow rope in a manner similar to water skiing but at 35-45+ mph racing through Historic Downtown Silverton Colorado on Notorious Blair Street covered in snow while attempting to get the fastest time with the skier trying to fly over jumps and catch rings on a baton while not crashing and burning! 

You're smart and having a Ska Beer or JK Wood hand crafted beverage, listening to some great music and watching these crazies compete in one of the most EXTREME sports on the planet!

 

Join the BIGGEST Winter Party of the year in Silverton on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2022 and have a hell of a good time at SILVERTON SKIJORING presented by The Town of Silverton, Karen Srebacic-SItes Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, & Durango Harley-Davidson!

General Admission viewing is FREE and family friendly. For those 21+ who don't want to miss out on a good time there is a PARTY ZONE at 12th Street right in the middle of the action with, you guessed it, cold Beer from SKA, handcrafted cocktails from K J Wood Distillers, and good times.  

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SILVERTON SKIJORING HISTORY

Silverton residents, Pete Maisel and Rob Conaty, brought Skijoring to Silverton in 2010. The great annual event drew riders, skiers and audience from Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Grand Junction as well as from the Red Mountain Pass communities of Ouray, Ridgway, Montrose and beyond. From humble beginnings with a few hundred spectators attending the inaugural year of Silverton Skijoring thanks to Pete and Rob’s efforts coupled with the overwhelming support from the Town of Silverton, Silverton residents, the surrounding community, volunteers, businesses, sponsors, donors and more Silverton Skijoring has been showing substantial growth every year with recent years drawing over 2,500 spectators. The 2020 edition promises to show even more growth, as it's popularity increases.

 

Silverton Skijoring is a 501c3 non-profit organization which is run 100% by volunteers. Silverton Skijoring gives back to the local ski/snowboard youth of Silverton. We work alongside the Silverton Public School to provide financial assistance to student winter sports programs. 

General Admission viewing is FREE and family friendly. For those 21+ who don't want to miss out on a good time there is a PARTY ZONE at 12th Street right in the middle of the action with, you guessed it, with cold beer from SKA, hand crafted cocktails from K J Wood Distillers,  and good times.  

Join the BIGGEST Winter Party of the year in Silverton on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2022 and have a hell of a good time at SILVERTON SKIJORING presented by The Town of Silverton, Karen Srebacic-Sites Coldwell banker Distinctive Properties, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, & Durango Harley-Davidson!

TICKETS ON SALE SOON
 

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 18, 2022

6-8pm: Registration and Racer Packet Pickup at Grand Imperial Hotel 

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

7-9am: Race day registration and packet pickup at Coffee Bear

10:30am: 12th Street opens 

High Noon: Opening Ceremonies at Notorious Blair Street from 10th to 13th 

12:15pm: Silverton Skijoring Begins

3pm: Snowmobile class

±4pm: Silverton Skijoring Ends , 12th Street Vendor Row closes

5pm : Post race celebration and awards at the Avalanche Brewery

 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

7-9am: Race day registration and packet pickup at Coffee Bear

10:30am: 12th Street opens 

High Noon: Opening Ceremonies at Notorious Blair Street from 10th to 13th 

12:15pm: Silverton Skijoring Begins

3pm: Snowmobile class

4pm: Silverton Skijoring Ends, 12th Street Vendor Row closes

4pm : Post race celebration and awards at the Avalanche Brewery

 

RACERS

Skiers and Riders register to race Silverton Skijoring presented by The Town of SIlverton, Karen Srebacic-Sites Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, & Durango Harley-Davidson on Notorious Blair Street in historic downtown Silverton Colorado!

 

Presidents Day Weekend 

Saturday, Feb. 19 & Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 

Opening Ceremonies at “High Noon” daily. 

 

New for 2022 Silverton Skijoring rider and skier advance registration will be online and is open now. Advance Price Online Registration is only $50 per day, per rider and skier. Advance Registration pricing ends on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm MT. Regular Price Online Registration will be $60.

  • Daily registration includes 2 races - 1 match and 1 draw. Open class is one match only

  • Singles may register and be matched at the event or teams may register.

  • Participants may register for one day or both days.

  • Prize payouts based on registration fees collected and additional purse money.

  • No dogs or drones are allowed on or near the racecourse or in the stable area. 

 

Riders and Skiers please complete your registration here.

Riders and Skiers: for Schedule, Rules, Routes, Results, App Download, Packet Pickup Details, Parking and more

please click here.

                                                          2022 13th annual Silverton Skijoring Rules

 

OPEN CLASS: Teams are considered to be the highest skilled competitors with the fastest and most skilled horses. The Open class will consist of all match teams. Skiers are limited to 4 entries in the open. Horses and skiers entered in the Open cannot compete in the Sport or Novice. Competitors cannot enter an identical team (skier, horse, rider) more than one time. One match only per skier/rider $60 per registration.

 

SPORT CLASS: Teams are considered to be intermediate level skill participants riding horses that may not have the experience to be in the Open Class. Sport class will consist of class will consist of 1 match, 1 draw format. Skiers are limited to 2 entries in the Sport class. Horses and skiers entered in the Sport cannot compete in the Novice or Open. Competitors cannot enter an identical team (skier, horse, rider) more than one time. $60 per participant (2 runs per registration fee)

 

NOVICE CLASS: Teams are considered to be new to the sport, beginner level competitors riding horses that may be brand new to the sport. Novice class will consist of 1 match, 1 draw format. Skiers are limited to 2 entries in the Novice class and one of those entries must be a draw. Horses and skiers entered in the Novice cannot compete in the Sport or Open. Competitors cannot enter an identical team (skier, horse, rider) more than one time. $60 per participant (2 runs per registration fee)

 

SNOWMOBILE CLASS (new for 2022)

Match or draw teams. Limited to one entry. $60 per registration. MAX SPEED OF 40 mph. Must use the sport course to be in the snowmobile payouts. Jackpot plus registration fees per day, no overall payout class. 

 

1.All teams in the Open class will follow a Match format. Skiers and Riders must have a team created to enter competition.

 

2. The Sport and Novice Class will follow the 1 Match, 1 Draw format. For every Match team entered there will also be a Draw team created. Draw teams will remain the same throughout the weekend. Teams that choose not to compete in the draw cannot match for a second run in the novice. Horses entered in the Novice class cannot run in the Open, Sport.

 

3. A skier/rider can choose their division of competition and are not required to advance to the next class if they win their division. However, if they win a division more than once they must be able to take grief from other competitors for not moving up.

 

4. Skiers must stay within their class of choice. Skiers cannot compete with an identical team more than

once in each class.

 

5. All skiers must wear approved snow sport helmets and eye protection

 

6. Any skier under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a parental consent form. Parent or Guardian must be present during signup and competition. Protective Eyewear and helmet must be worn during competition.

 

7. A Horse cannot move between Open, Sport or Novice Classes.

 

8. A Horse may not run more than two times in a day.

 

9. Horses should be in physical shape to participate in the extreme sport of skijoring.

 

10. Races will start on time. Each team is allowed 3 minutes to complete staging and begin their run. After the allotted time has expired the team will be asked to leave the staging area. They will have one more chance to start successfully or they will be disqualified for that run.

 

11. Substitutions are allowed for any team member (horse, skier or rider) prior to the competitor meeting on Saturday. After the competitor meeting on Saturday there will be NO substitutions. Substitutions for exhibition runs will be allowed if approved by the field judges.

 

12. If a horse, rider, or equipment is deemed unsafe the rider and horse can be asked to leave at any time by the Start Judges or the Judge.

 

13. If the Skier drops the rope BEFORE crossing the start line when the rider and horse has clearly started down the track, he/she will be allowed a restart. If the skier drops the rope on the second attempt to start, the team will be disqualified for that run.

 

14. Skiers must finish with rope in hand and have at least one ski on when crossing the finish line.

 

15. Skiers - Both ski tips and both boots must go around a gate, or the gate is considered missed.

 

16. Penalties: There will be a 5 second penalty added for every missed gate, there will be a 2 second penalty added for every missed or dropped ring. If a horse goes through the finish but does not hit the timing equipment a 5 second penalty will be added.

 

17. You must carry rings through the finish.

 

18.Timing Equipment hit by a horse at the start will be given one warning for that run and hitting it a second time will result in a disqualification for that run. Timing Equipment hit by a horse at the finish will result in a disqualification for that run. If Skier does not trip time clock and does not make it past the starting area the team may have another run. If course is completed but the Skier did not trip the time clock it will result in a DQ. Skier starts the clock by skiing over through the starting line laser gate and completes the time by skiing through the finish line gate

 

19.All performance-enhancing drugs are prohibited and will not be tolerated.

 

20. Protests must be declared immediately by the skier/rider at the finish line for consideration. Judge will have the final ruling before the start of the next run.

 

21. The following will result in a disqualification: Infraction of any state or federal law which exists pertaining to the exhibition, care, and custody of horses within the state or country. Abuse of an animal on the track and/or evidence that an act of abuse has occurred at any time during the Silverton Skijoring Event. Failure to dismount and/or present horse and equipment to any official or Veterinarian.

 

22. The on-site veterinarian will have the authority to scratch a horse for health reasons or concerns pertaining to the safety of the horse. Any member of the organizing committee can require a horse to be examined by the veterinarian prior to racing.

 

22. Silverton Skijoring will provide ropes and baton for competitors, though competitors are allowed to bring their own ropes and batons. Batons are optional and if used must be 6 inches in length or longer. Any rope not supplied by Silverton Skijoring must be inspected and approved by the Start Master or his designee prior to the start of the race. Ropes cannot exceed 33 feet in length. Ropes must be 3/8” or larger in diameter. Handles are not permitted on ropes. Attachment must be to the saddle horn or behind the saddle. If the attachment is behind the saddle, it must be secured to the primary rigging rings of the saddle by a non-elastic attachment so that the pulling rope is within 6 inches of the cantle. Prior to the race, the Start Master, or his designee may inspect any attachment to the saddle. Quick release shackles are recommended.

 

24. If a skier wants a tow back to the start, they must continue to the finish line to meet the snowmobile.

 

Safety for Horses, Skiers and Riders is the highest priority. The event can be discontinued at any time by the judges for unsafe conditions. Refunds will be given if possible due to a discontinued event but are not guaranteed.

 

Good sportsmanship is important to the success of every event. Registration signature pledges a competitor’s word to the humane treatment of their horse and respectful relationships to all fellow competitors and volunteers hosting this exciting competition. Failure to comply with the spirit of friendly competition at any of the scheduled events may result in the disqualification of your team or banishment from future competitions.

 

This event is run entirely by volunteers – please treat them with respect.