Snowmass history: Snowmobile regata of 1968 |

Snowmass history: Snowmobile regata of 1968

A woman with a snowmobile, January 1968.
Mary Eshbaugh Hayes/Aspen Historical Society |

“Snowmobile Regata is three-day event,” the Snowmass Villager announced in February 1968. “The Snowmobile Regata slated for Snowmass-at-Aspen Feb. 9-11 will host Rocky Mountain snowmobilers for a weekend of serious and social competition in snow country’s fastest growing sport. Over 100 entries are expected. The sanctioned snowmasher cross-country event Saturday, Feb. 10 will carry prizes at more than $1,200 and there is a $1,000 plus purse for division among top finishers of three sanctioned events on Sunday: a speed-oval race, obstacle race, and a relay race. The events are sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Assn. The three-day event will be run on a ticket system. Aside from entry fees for the sanctioned events of $15 per event, book of six tickets for other events will be sold for $15. Fun contests scheduled are a Powder Puff Rallye for women treasure hunt, short obstacle race and a Fox and Goose chase.”

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