What we're about

The Central Oregon Nordic Club enhances the experience of backcountry ski touring, snowshoeing and hiking in Central Oregon by:

- Organizing volunteers to maintain winter trails (diamonds, signs, brushing)

- Organizing outings for ski touring, snowshoeing & hiking

- Providing trail maps at Sno-Parks

- Advocating for protection of the backcountry experience

- Constructing and maintaining shelters

- Stocking shelters with firewood

- Teaching Nordic skiing skills for members

- Organizing annual social events for members

Please visit our homepage for details.

Central Oregon Nordic Club Home Page (https://conordicclub.org/)

Trips are frequently offered to the Meetup community using this website. Meetup members are encouraged to take several trips without becoming members, but are encouraged to pay their dues eventually!

Why pay dues? Club dues and volunteers maintain 5 ski huts: Swampy, Nordeen, Swede, Edison, and AC/DC. We also supply maps at trailheads, clear and brush trails, and install diamonds along trails. In the past 10 years we have worked with the Forest Service to raise money and provide labor to build 2 new ski huts at a cost of $35k each.

Activities available to members only include weekly Sunday local outings and excursions each year to other ski areas including the Methow Valley and Crater Lake.

Please join us for some fun trips and help out with a couple of volunteer activities.

- Skiing may be significantly impacted by changing weather conditions (rain, wind, reduced visibility). Participants must monitor activities for cancellations or changes. If the weather conditions are bad on the day of the scheduled meetup, the meetup may be cancelled. If the event is cancelled due to poor weather, a message will be posted on the morning of the meetup by 7:30 a.m.

- Participants must be ready to start skiing with the group at the Meetup time. If your plans change, please cancel from the Meetup event so the group is not waiting for you.

Upcoming events (1)

The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat: A look back at the 1913-1914 Tumalo Project

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

One hundred years ago the State of Oregon stepped in to help settlers in the Tumalo area salvage their crushed dreams. A rogue’s gallery of grifters, chiselers, swindlers and cheats had left hundreds of settlers high and dry. The State’s well-intended plans to bring irrigation to the area went awry. Join Mike Berry for a presentation on the follies and foibles of the Tumalo Project. Doors open at 6:30pm. The talk will begin at 7pm. Sponsored by Central Oregon Nordic Club and the Deschutes Land Trust About Mike Berry Mike Berry is an amateur history enthusiast and a professional land surveyor currently serving a 10 to life sentence as the Deschutes County Surveyor. He was born in Camp Zama Japan and grew up in various Army posts throughout the US. In 1975 he and his family returned to Oregon and settled in Bend. In 1977 he graduated from the forest technology program at C.O.C.C. and after a short stint of working on tree planting and gopher killing crews, fell in with a group of even more ill-kempt, whiskey drinking extroverts, found that he enjoyed their company, and has been a land surveyor ever since. Mike’s appreciation of local Central Oregon history began in 1975 when he read Keith Clark’s book about the 1845 Meek Wagon train’s arduous journey through Central Oregon. In the course of researching various survey projects throughout Deschutes County he often finds himself drawn deeper into the backstory of the men and women who walked these same lands generations ago. Please also sign up through https://may6damfiasco.eventbrite.com

Past events (108)

Thursday Ski to Broken Top Area

Century Safeway Fireplace area

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