Pro snowmobilers race in area this weekend

On the up and up. Dillon’s Keith Curtis speeds ahead at a recent hillclimb event put on by the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association, which will stage races this weekend at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, where Curtis will compete, along with Dillon's Keith Curtis and numerous other top pro racers.

It will be as if Santa Claus is coming to town again this weekend for area snowmobile fans, bringing them all an unexpected, big gift.

Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski area in Conner will step in Saturday and Sunday, March 11–12, to serve as a special guest host for a pro event sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA).

“They were scheduled to hold a RMSHA race this weekend in Cherry Peak, Utah,” explained Heidi Peterson, who is helping organize the impromptu event with RMSHA and her husband, M.D.

“But there wasn’t enough snow down here, so they decided to do an event instead at Lost Trail,” added Peterson of the ski area located by the Idaho-Montana border, a couple hundred yards from the junction of US Hwy 93 and Montana State Highway 43, west of Wisdom.

“We have plenty of snow up here,” added the Jackson resident, noting that Lost Trail is still reporting a base of more than 50 inches at its summit and well over 40 inches at its base.
All that snow will be a welcome sight for racers and provide some awesome visuals for spectators, according to Dillon native Keith Curtis, one of the world’s top snowmobilers and current points leader in multiple RMSHA categories.

To read the rest of the story, which includes quotes from Curtis, see this week's print edition of the Dillon Tribune.