Dee Wright Observatory

  • 12 Mar 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • PetSmart
  • 5


Registration is closed

Meeting place/time:  Meet at the parking lot behind (south) of PetSmart off Robal Lane at 9:00.  We will arrange carpooling there.

Distance/hours:  Drive an hour to Sisters and continue up Hwy 242 to the blockade.  Ski 12 miles or about 5 hours, depending on snow conditions and how much trail breaking will be required. 

Brief Trail Description:  We ski 6 miles up Hwy 242 to the Dee Wright Observatory, then return on our tracks for a total of 12 miles.  The purpose of this ski is to scout out the John Craig ski tour, and remove any trees in the way.

What to bring:  

Ten Essentials.

Water, lunch.

Bring a Katana Boy and/or a shovel if you have one.

Ski Equipment: Skis should be designed for backcountry use.

Forecast calls for rain below 4200 feet (start at 3,800' but will be above 4200' in the first 2 miles).  High of 45 degrees.

Number of skiers: 8

Reservation Contact: Eric Ness

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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