Handmade trails, Lack of snow doesn't stop Seeley's Biathlon

Under a sky threatening rain, Chris Lorentz was explaining to some Seeley Lake Elementary students what they were about to do. Tuesday before the Seeley Lake Biathlon on Feb. 3, Lorentz set up targets on the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails and Friday the students were given a preview.

"These are our local kids," Lorentz, race director of the Seeley Lake Biathlon, said. "I don't mind giving them a little bit of an edge."

On Tuesday, the snow was thin, but Lorentz was confident in pulling off the race.

On Friday he explained to the assembled students, Nordic ski coaches and shooting aides that th...


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