CANCELLED: New Year's Day Show and Go

  • 1 Jan 2024
  • 8:30 AM
  • The Grove at Northwest Crossing


Due to lack of snow, this ski outing has been cancelled.  Instead, there will be two hikes offered.

Happy New Year!  Think Snow!

Show and Go is Back!

We're trying to reorganize the Show and Go Ski Outings this year. It was always fun to show up at Safeway, see what the trip alternatives were and socialize with friends.

Our first one will be New Years Day!  

We'll meet at The Grove at Northwest Crossing at 8:30 AM (There is plenty of on street parking around the Grove).  There, we'll organize who's going where and make up car pools.  We plan to leave town at 9AM.  Plan 5-6 hours including the drive.

If you're up for just socializing, feel free to join us at 8:30AM as well.

NOW...We need your help. Read on for how this will work!!

Things have changed since the last Show an Go was held in the days before COVID. Notably, the increase in membership and interest in trips. As an example, there was a S/G hiking trip last summer that attracted 35+ members. If that should happen with a ski tour, it may well overwhelm the system. Ski trips require different thinking and organization than a hiking trip. Skier skill levels, winter conditions and trail etiquette are some of the things that make them different.

Having enough leaders and alternative trips is the key to success. 

You can help us plan by indicating whether you are interested in the New Years Day Show and Go, and what level of trip you would like to do. We will only be doing Beginner and Intermediate trips. You are not committing to it, but your response will help us plan leader availability.

To help you decide:

Ski Difficulty Levels

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.

   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.

 Intermediate Tour: This means that to go on this tour you must have proficiency in the basic skills of cross-country skiing including diagonal stride, sidestep, kick turn, step turn, snowplow, and snowplow turn and you must be able to traverse and herringbone on moderately steep terrain. You must be able to negotiate long moderately steep and short, steep hills and be able to follow marked ski trails.

What to Bring

  •  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.

Ski Equipment: Skis should be designed for backcountry use, 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 up the handle in soft snow. Adjustable poles give you flexibility based on conditions or terrain.

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

Dogs are not allowed on this trip.

Organizer Contact:  Charlie Kearns

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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