After a 3-year absence because of poor snow conditions, the Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon returns on Saturday.
The cross-country event starts at the Lookout Mountain Nordic Ski Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road and ends at the Baycrest Nordic Ski Trails near the Sterling Highway. Skiers have three options: a 25km race, a 42km race or a 25km tour.
The 25k tour starts at 9:30 a.m. The races run concurrently, starting at 10:30 a.m., with mass starts about 5 minutes (Homer time) apart. Although mostly downhill, skiers have to climb Crossman Ridge before getting to the Diamond Ridge Road crossing.
To register, visit the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club website at http://kachemaknordicskiclub.org.