The Casper Mountain Racers will be offering more public ski racing at [R176R, Hogadon] this winter in a program that is already underway. Two of the public fun race days happened this past week during the holiday break; two more are scheduled for Jan. 2 and 8.

The fun races through a giant slalom course on Lower Dreadnaught are open to all ages and both skiers and snowboarders. The races cost $3 for the first run and $2 for runs two and up. You race as many times as you want between 10 a.m. to noon. Sign up in the lodge starting at 9 a.m.

The CMR Casper City Challenge will add more dates to the racing series. The series starts Jan. 4 with the top-to-bottom, 600-foot-vertical giant slalom race and includes a slalom race Mar. 1. The series finals are scheduled for Mar. 28-29.

Non-racers can enjoy skiing Hogadon Ski Area, which sits 15 minutes outside Casper. The area runs three lifts and has 15 trails.

Full-day adult lift tickets cost $37. Youth tickets cost $31, and child tickets cost $21. Half-day passes are available for both youth and adults for $28. Hogadon has a reputation for no mid-week lift lines.