Snowmobile Derby Weekend

Block Off Your Calendar

Vintage Weekend: January 12 – 15, 2023. If you’re looking to pack your winter with all of the exciting snowmobile events you can, don’t forget to check out the Vintage Weekend at The World Championship Derby Complex. Stay for the week, exploring trails and local restaurants until the big championship.

Derby Weekend: 19 – 22, 2023. The Snowmobile Capital of the World plays host to 15,000 spectators for the largest snowmobile competition in the sport. The “Indianapolis 500 of Snowmobiling”, has been bringing this exciting racing event to our quiet Northwoods resort town since 1964. This year, the competition is under new management and title: The World Championship Derby Complex and promises to be better than ever.

Get Your Tickets

While there’s plenty of fun to be had around the city of Eagle River with winter activities and snowmobiling, the real fun of Derby Day Weekend is on the grounds. Make sure you get your tickets, and pack some extra hand warmers because this is sure to be an all-day event.

Book Lodging – And Do it Early

With so many snowmobilers and spectators coming to ride the trails, you’ll need to secure a spot at one of our hotels or lodging options.  Don’t be afraid to bring the whole crew, we’ve got lodging, restaurants and activities that can accommodate large groups.

Gear Up

It gets pretty chilly in our neck of the woods. Remember to bundle up when you’re at the Derby and when you’re out on the trails yourselves. You can stop at many of our retailers for some extra layers and protective gear.

Go for a Spin

We are the Snowmobile Capital of the World after all, so you shouldn’t be surprised to hear we’ve got some impressive trails to explore. See some of our favorite trails on your own snowmobile or rent one while you’re here. Just remember that you’re not the one racing and should respect all posted signs and trail etiquette.

Need more ideas? Check out our ultimate Snowmobile Getaway Itinerary.

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