The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club will be hosting the annual Hodag Challenge Cross Country Ski Race. Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School cross country skiers will race at the Cedrig A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC) trails on January 6 and 7, 2017. Fifteen schools/teams and up to 250 racers are expected to compete in the 5 and 3 kilometer races. The classic ski races will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the pursuit style free style or skate races at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. For younger skiers in grades 3 to 5, there will be a free 1K race after the other races are completed on Saturday. Registration for this youth race will be available on Saturday. Spectators for all the races are welcome and many areas of the course are spectator accessible.