Ski Ward's 6th annual LaCroix Cup, a fun race for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, is set to run Saturday, March 5.

The event is a GS race created to honor John LaCroix, president and owner of Ski Ward, and his family.

It's a way of recognizing countless hours of work that goes into making the area a fun place for families, and a positive influence on the community of Shrewsbury.

The LaCroix Cup is an open race for all ages and abilities, skiers or snowboarders.

The race offers an opportunity for individuals and families, skiers and snowboarders, to compete on a level playing field (so to speak) to win a family season pass, in a format that factors in age and ability.

At stake is a family season pass for next season, and having the family name inscribed on the silver LaCroix Cup that remains permanently at Ski Ward.

Awards also are given for best-dressed skiers and snowboarders, and more.

Registration is 9 to 11 a.m. The race will begin at 11 a.m. on side-by-side GS courses. Everyone gets to take one run on each course with the best run counted.

Cost for the Day: Season pass holders $10; non season pass holders, $40. Cost for the barbecue is $15.

More information. Or call 508-845-1797.