PPNC Events

Board Meetings

Regular meetings have begun for the 2021-2022 season. Meetings are usually held at 6:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month from October to April. Meeting locations and times vary occasionally, so please email powderpassnordic@gmail.com to confirm meeting information if you would like to attend.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping with trail maintenance, please email powderpassnordic@gmail.com

Ski Season Kickoff

For several years we have hosted a Ski Season Kickoff event in late November/early December. Come meet your fellow skiers and hear about what PPNC has planned for the year! Stay tuned for the next iteration of this fun event.

Willow Park Chili Fest

Our newly formed partner club to the west, Tensleep Nowood Trailbreakers (TNT), will be taking over maintenance of Willow Park in the coming years, and will also be taking over the annual Chili Fest at Willow Park as a fundraiser for their group. For more information check out the TNT Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TNTWyo

Classic Ski Clinic

We are again offering a Classic Ski Clinic taught by USSA certified coaches. The clinic will take place on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Pole Creek at 10 AM. Whether you've been skiing for years, or are just starting out, come hone your technique! This clinic is free, but you must provide your own equipment- be sure to get classic skiing gear. Rentals are available at the Sports Lure in Buffalo. Please email us at powderpassnordic@gmail.com if you plan to attend! We are trying to have an idea on how many folks to expect.

Skate Ski Clinic

Join us Sunday, February 20, 2022 for our fifth Skate Ski Clinic featuring USSA certified coaches at the Buffalo Golf Course at 10 AM. Hopefully we will have enough snow again this year. The clinic is free, but you must bring your own equipment- be sure to get skate skiing gear if possible! Sports Lure in Buffalo may have a few available. Please email us at powderpassnordic@gmail.com if you plan to attend!

Pole Creek Challenge

PPNC's signature event, the Pole Creek Challenge is our annual 5K and 10K recreational race and fundraiser.

The 2022 Pole Creek Challenge will be a held in person on Saturday, February 5, 2022! Sign up will be available online at 2022 Virtual Pole Creek Challenge, or you will be able to register with a paper form available here or at the Johnson County Family YMCA in Buffalo.

If speed isn't your thing, you can compete in our Total Distance Challenge: Ski or Snowshoe the greatest total distance between February 1-28 and win a special award! Track yourself using a GPS or smartphone app such as Map My Run, Garmin, Strava, etc.

Stay tuned for more details on these events!

For the Pole Creek Challenge Course Map, Click Here

Check out race photos here: 2020 Pole Creek Challenge Photos

Click on the year to see finish times from the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Pole Creek Challenge races. If you are interested in viewing older results, you may request them via email.

Many thanks to our race volunteers, Alecia Kosizek State Farm Insurance, Lolly's Sugar Shack, The Busy Bee Cafe, The Sports Lure, Johnson Chiropractic, Vision Center of Johnson County, DJ's Grocery, Powder River Ranger District, Johnson County Family YMCA, Johnson County Tourism Association, Johnson County Recreation District, WYDOT and the Ambulance Service for making our past races a success!