Strong start for Seeley Lake Nordic ski racers


January 26, 2023

Pathfinder Staff

Skiers filled the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails for the 11th annual Skiesta Jan. 21. Nearly 80 racers competed in the five different races 20K, 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K. Pictured: Thirteen racers starting the 1K course including Seeley Lake Nordic Team's Mela Bradley, Kaylee Cahoon, Leighton Bruce, Sailor Billing, Kyler Cahoon, Christian Seeley, Jett Billing and Payton Wink.  For full race results visit

On Saturday, Jan. 7, Seeley Lake Nordic skiers participated in their first race of the season - The Glacier Glide in Whitefish, Montana.

After only one week of practice, the racers dove in, with two of them skiing a 3k pursuit (3 kilometers of classic style followed by 3 kilometers of skate style skiing), and two racing a 3k skate. Kieu Snow (11) and Kimber Hanson (11) both skied a 3k pursuit, while Land Neudecker (11) and his sister Loryn (10) Nuedecker both raced the 3K skate. All Seeley racers placed in their age groups. 

The following weekend, Jan. 14, racers from Seeley traveled to...

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