"Lunch Break" Intermediate XC Ski cross train

Please Note; this is a combined event between the BACE and Bend Adventure Group Meetups.  If one is full, check the other for available spots!

With all the fresh powder, doesn't it seem like any day not in the snow is a wasted opportunity?  Let's take advantage with at "lunch break" ski from Swampy Sno-Park.....

This will be an intermediate cross training ski from the Swampy Parking lot.  Conditions permitting, we'll head up the Swampy Loop, join the Ridge Trail to the Flagline Connector, and then take Flagline back to join the Swampy Loop (just before Swampy Shelter).  A total of approximately 5.6 miles.   We will stop briefly at Swampy Shelter.  We may be breaking trail for much of the ski.

This training ski is for skiers comfortable climbing up and skiing down moderate hills.  With all this new powder, I expect we will have great conditions. 

The Ridge Loop trail adds a bit of variety and mileage to the Swampy Loop and is much less traveled.  Please be sure to pack warm clothes, snacks and to breathe back into your hydropak so that your water doesn't freeze or bring a water bottle.

Drivers parking at Swampy Sno-Park must have a sno-park pass.  Please try to carpool from Safeway at 10:30 if possible to lessen congestion on the highway and parking areas. 

Rules of the Ski:

No Plus 1’s. To participate in this Meetup activity, you must be a member of the one of these Meetup Groups and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, and first aid supplies necessary for the activity. Skiing activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.  No dogs permitted.

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By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Skiing can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its’ members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each participant attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.


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  • Jay M

    A wonderful preview of spring ski conditions under a bright, sunny sky. Super group!

    February 26, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Wish I could make it this time but I'm traveling this week. Next time!

    February 24, 2014

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