Intermediate Ski Tour

  • 10 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Meissner Sno-Park


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CONC Intermediate Ski Tour

Are you planning to ski the John Craig Memorial Ski Race and Tour on March 16? Need to get in some training miles on your skis? Here’s your chance. Clocks move forward Sunday morning for Daylight Savings Time. No need to get up early. We’ll ski in the afternoon, arriving as the morning crowds are headed back home.

Date: Sunday March 10, 2024, 1-5 PM

Destination: Meissner Sno-Park

Skill Level: Intermediate

Category: Classic, Groomed Trails

Duration: 2.5-3 hours on the trail, approximately 30 min drive time each way to destination from Bend.

Route: A 6+ mile loop on groomed trails; Climb Pine Drops to Mushroom to Manzanita to Larkspur. Descend to Snowbush and climb to Tangent. Climb Tangent Loop to Swampy intersection. Descend Tangent Loop (south leg) skiing back to Meissner. Total time on trail will be about 2.5-3hours with a total elevation change of about 460+feet or so. Route subject to changed due to snow conditions and weather. Note: A few downhill sections require a snowplow for speed control.

What to Bring:

Ski Equipment:

Appropriate classic ski equipment for groomed tracks: 70 mm width skis or less to fit in the tracks. Wider skis are OK, but they will not fit in the tracks so you will be skiing in the skating lane.‘


- Clothing to match the forecasted conditions; Proper winter clothing (no cotton)!

- Water, snack.

- A smile

Sno-park permit required to park at Meissner sno-park.


Weather Forecast & Conditions:

Forecast at time of posting:’

Saturday Night

A chance of snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Meeting time/place:

1:00 PM – Carpooling: Meet at Bend Parks and Recreation 799 SW Columbia (by the kayak round-a-bout)

1:30 PM – Anticipated arrival at Meissner Sno-Park. Meet at sign board Kiosk.

Note: If you plan on driving directly to Meissner please inform the trip leader.

Trip Limit: 8

Waitlist: Yes

Leader: Charlie Cornish, email: - Contact leader for additional information or questions.

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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