CONC Ski Tour: Dutchman Loop

  • 9 Dec 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • The Grove at Northwest Crossing
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CONC Ski Tour: Dutchman Loop

 When: Saturday, December 9th at 9:00AM

Where: Start at Mt Bachelor Nordic Center and ski toward Dutchman Flat; we’ll plan to do the Dutchman Loop, though plans may change depending on ski conditions.

Distance/hours:Ski is 3 miles round trip. Plan on spending 3-4 hours including drive time to/from the trailhead.

Brief Trail description:There is a moderate hill on the Common Corridor from the Nordic Center; otherwise this is a relatively flat ski with some rolling hills along the Dutchman Loop. We will be going at a slow pace.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner Tour: This means that to go on this tour you will have had some basic instruction on basic cross-country skiing skills including diagonal striding, step turns, snow plow and snow plow turns. The terrain will be mostly gentle and provide you an opportunity to improve your skills.

 Note: the difficulty of any trail can change based on current conditions such as ice, and may necessitate changes to the route.

These are general guidelines when considering a group ski with CONC. Please honestly access your ability in order to feel comfortable and enjoy the day, but without hindering the enjoyment of others.

Conditions vary according to weather and trail conditions. Be aware that medical help may be limited or delayed.

You must be physically fit enough to participate safely in this activity within the anticipated time. If you have any doubts about your ability to meet these requirements, please contact me before the tour.

What to bring:

Skis should be designed for touring, and be adequate for the type of trip and terrain likely to be encountered. In general, skis should have a no-wax pattern for grip and metal edges for control on ice or hard pack conditions. Minimum width at the waist of the ski should be greater than 52mm. Wider skis will provide better stability in more difficult conditions.

Boots should be over the ankle for support and control, and compatible with the bindings on the skis.

Poles should have large baskets so they don’t sink too deeply in soft snow. Adjustable poles are good for varying terrain conditions.

Skis, boots and poles designed exclusively for skiing on machine groomed tracks are not recommended.

 Ten Essentials

 Proper winter clothing for insulation and protection from wind and rain. Dress in layers. No cotton!

 Water, snack/lunch. Snacks and lunch are often eaten outside. Bring food that can be easily eaten quickly in case it is cold.

 Number of participants: 8 skiers total.

 Dogs are not allowed on this trip.

 Meeting time/place: 9:00 am. The Grove at Northwest Crossing.

There is plenty of on street parking around the Grove.

Trip Leader Contact: Sue Sullivan, (541)341-6546. Please contact me if your plans change and you cannot attend.



The Central Oregon Nordic Club, PO Box 744, Bend, OR 97709, is chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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