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 Post subject: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Come join us for the 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO V) March 1st – 4th 2012. The GTO V is Montana’s only snowkiting event that runs competitions along with demos and free starter clinics. If you have ever wanted to try snowkiting out for the first time or you want to compete then this is a must attend winter event. Come on out and see what snowkiting is all about. There will be pros and amat......eurs from around the country showcasing their skills, so you don’t want to miss out. Be there or Be square.

Once the sun goes down, the nightlife begins with parties both Friday and Saturday night. A raffle and Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday evening.

Wind or no wind this event is gonna be a blast. If the wind doesn’t blow then there is Discovery Ski Mountain just minutes away or you can play on the rails and kickers at the event site with the aid of snowmobiles, banshee bungees, and winches. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is located just a short drive from the event site so you can always go and relax in the hot springs.

Not only is this an amazing event, but it is also a fundraiser for Search and Rescue so come out and help support the men and women that help you out when you get lost
in Montana.

Bring the family and turn the trip into a great family get away. For more info on things to do while in the area check out www.visitmt.com .

There are many locations for lodging in nearby Philipsburg and Anaconda as well as places to stay at Georgetown Lake. Below is just a small sample of some places
available nearby.

The Inn at Philipsburg – 915 W Broadway Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-3959
Broadway Hotel in Philipsburg – 103 West Broadway Street Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-8000
Seven Gables at Georgetown Lake – 20 Southern Cross Road Georgetown Lake, MT 59711
(406) 563-5052
Georgetown Lake area Vacation Rentals – http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/us ... etown-lake
Quigley Cottage in Philipsburg – 418 West Broadway Street Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-3812
Kaiser House in Philipsburg – 203 East Broadway Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-2004
Fairmont Hotsprings Resort – 1500 Fairmont Road Fairmont, MT 59711 (406) 797-3241
800-332-3272
Email: info@fairmontmontana.com

Any companies interested in being a part of the event give Cole Russell a call at (406) 546-2709 or Justi Vonada at (406) 431-3884 for sponsorship info.See More
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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:03 pm 
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We would like to send out a huge thanks to Dimitri Maramenides owner of Epic Kites for sponsoring the event and for throwing in an Epic Kites Spartan Board and Epic Kites kite for the raffle.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:51 pm 
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A big shout out to HQ Powerkites, Hyperflex, F-One, and Tronolone Productions for being sponsors of the event this year and for all of the great items that they have donated for the raffle.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:00 pm 
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We have been adding great sponsors everyday and the swag for the raffle is getting to be a great list of amazing gear all from great companies. If you haven't been to the GTO before or even if you have then you don't want to miss out on this years event. Here is a schedule of the event.

THURSDAY 12PM - 5PM Registration at Denton’s Point

FRIDAY 10AM - 5PM Registration at Denton’s Point
7PM Spaghetti Feed and Premiere of “All and All is All We Are” at
Granite County Museum in Philipsburg. Registration and after
party to follow at The Club Bar.

SATURDAY 10AM - 5PM Competitions, Demos, and Clinics
6PM Buffet dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Club Bar.
7PM - 2AM Raffle and Afterparty at The Club Bar.
SUNDAY All day freeride at anyone of our famous locations in the area.
Black Pine, Mt. Haggin, Georgetown Lake, Browns Lake, Big Hole

Thanks again to all of our sponsors for donating such great prizes and for supporting our event.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Only a few days left till the GTO begins and the conditions are looking to be great for the event. There is currently good snow on the lake and more on the way in Wednesday and Thursday. Temps are forecasted to be in the 30's and the winds are being forecasted to be great for each day.

We will be setting up on Thursday and starting registration. Registration will run through Saturday morning. Also demos will be available starting on Thursday and will be available through Sunday. So come check out the new Epic 3G kites and the new HQ Powerkites for 2012.

Friday night will be a spaghetti dinner at the museum in Philipsburg as well as the premiere of Tronolone Productions snowkite movie "All and All is All We Are".

Saturday will be all the competitions and Saturday night will be the Awards show, steak dinner, and raffle at The Club Bar and Restaurant in Philipsburg.

You don't want to miss out on the raffle. We have amazing prizes that have been supplied by our amazing sponsors. Below is a list of some of the prizes that we will be raffling off.

Epic Kites - Spartan Board and 9m Screamer
HQ Powerkites - Trainer Kite
F-One - Underwave waist harness
Unhooked Threads - Hoodies, Shirts
Hyperflex - 5/3 AMP 3 Wetsuit, 2 Playa wetsuit coats with hook hole
Tronolone Productions - Copies of the movies "All and All is All We Are" and Space Monkeys 2

Description of competitions for the 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open

Freeride Distance – *This competition requires that you supply your own GPS.* This award will be given to the top 3 riders that log the most miles by Saturday night’s dinner/award show. Riders are not limited to staying at the event site at the lake. Feel free to explore the many amazing areas that we have close by for this competition just make sure to keep your GPS stats as evidence of where you were and how far you rode. This award is based on the honor system.

Freeride Speed - *This competition requires that you supply your own GPS.* This award will be given to the fastest 3 riders by Saturday night’s dinner/award show. Riders must log there fastest speed on their GPS and show it as evidence. This award is based on the honor system.

Races – The races will be a kiter-cross type race with jumps and obstacles to clear while racing. We will break the racers up into skiers and boarders and pro, amateur, and women.

Freestyle – The freestyle competitions will be a rider judge rider event. Skiers will judge boarders and vice versa. Riders will be judged on all aspects of freestyle kiting. The freestyle competitions will be broken down into skiers and boarders and pro, amateur, and women.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:53 am 
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Come out to Georgetown Lake this week and weekend and check out all the new Epic Kites during the 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5). It is snowing-n-blowing so now is the time to check out these amazing kites.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Bags are packed and rooms are ordered. Can't wait for the GTO it is such a great event this year sounds to top all the others put together the best part is the wind is there and will be all weekend.

Cole really does a great job with keeping the old event format for those that enjoy competitions and parties and a whole array of super awesome prizes THANKS EPIC, HYPERFLEX, and all those that will make this another great time at the lake. :thumb:

Hope everyone can make it rooms are getting really tight now.


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 Post subject: Re: 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO 5)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:35 am 
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Epic day up at the 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open. Fresh snow dumping with already 6+ inches on the lake. Winds were great and the people were amazing. Tomorrow is gonna be even more epic. See you all out there in the pow.


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