Pole Creek Challenge Saturday in Bighorns

The Pole Creek Challenge, a 5K or 10K cross-country ski race will be this weekend at the Pole Creek Nordic Ski Area, about 20 miles west of Buffalo on Highway 16.

Allison Barnes, secretary of the Powder Pass Nordic Skiers and Snowshoers, tells us about the event.

Barnes said there will be an ambulance on-hand and restrooms available, and volunteers to help with registrations and provide light snacks and warm drinks.

She said the money raised from the event will be used by the Nordic Club.

Pre-registration costs $10 and is available through 5 pm Friday at the Johnson County Family YMCA, or register for $15 at the event, but show up early. The race begins at 10 am, but registration closes 10 minutes before the race.

Information on the club and their events are available at sites.google.com/site/powderpassnordic