As fall approaches, thoughts of winter sports are starting to creep in and part of that process is getting Casper's ski area ready for the season. The annual Hogadon Basin Tune-Up Day is coming up on Saturday, September 15th.

This year, the focus will be on trail maintenance, cutting down underbrush and small saplings that have grown in the middle of the ski trails. There will be other tasks as well, all geared to the organization's mission of "preservation and beautification of Hogadon Basin Ski Area".

Organizers say it's a way to "give back to Hogadon Basin for giving so much to the community." The annual event started in 1995, with about 17 volunteers and nine supporting businesses. Now they routinely have sixty to seventy folks of all ages and abilities show up to help, and nearly as many business sponsors helping with food, T-shirts, and door prizes for the volunteers.

They've received a U.S. Congressional Commendation from U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and a Governor's Proclamation from Gov. Matt Mead making the third Saturday of September "Hogadon Basin Tune-Up Day" in the state of Wyoming.

Hogadon Basin Tune-Up Day:

  • September 15th, 2018
  • 8:30-Noon at the Maintenance Shop ​on the east side of the ski area.
  • Food, T-shirts, and door prizes for the volunteers