By Andi Bourne

Tenth annual Skiesta draws largest field in race history


January 27, 2022

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The 20K racers started the Skiesta races at 1 p.m. Jan. 22. Orion Berryman (left front) won the men's race and Kellie Carim (front right with red boots) won the women's race. Behind Berryman is Seeley Lake's Darren Zellman who finished second for the men and Tim Swanberg of Ovando (in white) who came in fourth.

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Team hosted their largest turnout for their 10th annual SLE Outside Skiesta Jan. 22. Ninety-two skiers from around the area registered for the 20K, 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K races topping their previous record of 83 skiers set in 2018. Seeley Lake Nordic Team Head Coach and Race Director Bridget Laird was excited about the race and said the Nordic Team is working hard and having a lot of fun this year.

Skiesta History

The first Skiesta was held in 2013, the same year the Seeley Lake Nordic Team formed. Seeley Lake Elementary and SLE Outside hosted the race u...

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