Inaugural Crescent Lake Challenge XC Ski Tour Slated for January

December 14, 2009

From Press Release – SportHill, Inc, a Eugene, Oregon based performance sports apparel company, announced today their sponsorship and support of the Crescent Lake Challenge, a 22-kilometer citizen ski tour and race circling scenic Crescent Lake, in the central Oregon Cascades on January 17.

Jim Hill, President, of SportHill and acting as the race director for the first year, believes it’s the first ski race that’s ever been held around the lake. “It’s a beautiful location that my wife and I have been skiing around for years. The rolling terrain is ideal for a ski tour and race. The idea came to us last year and we hope to attract skiers of all abilities from throughout the Northwest. Our plan is to make it a yearly event.”

Prize money is being offered for the top three male and female skiers and age group prizes and random drawing prizes will be given. Grooming and support is being provided by the Walker Rim Riders Snowmobile Club. Food and reduced cost lodging is being provided by Crescent Lake Resort. A portion of the proceeds will go towards future grooming and to benefit area High School cross country skiing. Complete details and sign up can be found at or by contacting Mr. Hill at 800-622-8444.