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Winter Adventure – Day Two

Dec 18, 2020 | Itineraries, Winter Itinerary

Make another day of it, on the mountain. From cross country to sledding for the kids and motorized sledding (snow machining) for the big kids, Day Two of our Three Day Winter Itinerary series offers something for everyone!

You can move straight to Day Three by clicking the link at the bottom or download the complete 3 day itinerary. Get ready for some fun in the snow!

Hidden Cross Country Gems

Looking for cross country skiing opportunities? Look no further than Buffalo and the Bighorn Mountains. These areas offer skiing opportunities you might not expect. From groomed trails on the mountain to to groomed trails on our local golf course,


Mountain Trails:

Two separate trail areas offer maintained, well groomed systems and loops, both complete with vault toilets. Maintained by Powder Pass Nordic Club.

Get more trail info at:

Pole Creek: 

  • 20 miles up Highway 16
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Dogs Allowed

Willow Park:

  • 43 miles up Highway 16
  • Intermediate to Advanced
  • No Dogs Allowed

In Town:

Hit the trail at Buffalo Golf Club (yep, the golf course), a 4 Star rated, 18 hole public facility, just minutes from downtown Buffalo. Trails are groomed and free.

Head into the The Par & Grill, for great food and drinks when you’re ready for a break.

Rentals, Maps, Tips & Advice – Sports Lure – Downtown Buffalo


While there are a million hills to sled down in the Bighorns, there are two, quite popular sledding areas just up the mountain from Buffalo. And one just happens to be at the Pole Creek cross country parking area.

Pole Creek: This hill offers great parking, easy access and even porta potties. Fun for the whole family, and just next to the cross country trails, it’s the perfect base camp for a family adventure on the hill.

Sourdough: Slightly closer than Pole Creek, Sourdough offers great hills, easy access and great parking. Unfortunatley, no porta potties are available, however this is still a popular sledding desitination for locals & visitors alike.


Snow Machining

Nothing says winter time in Wyoming like snowmachining in the Bighorns. Folks come from hundreds of miles to cruise our trails.

The Bighorns offer miles of marked, snow machine trails…and guess what? One of the more popular starting places is, you guessed it, Pole Creek parking area. Excellent parking, right next to marked trails, you can start here with an adventure for the whole family.

Meadowlark & Deer Haven Lodges are also snow machining hot spots that offer lodging, food, and some rentals. Visit for more info.

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