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Cross country skiing in Southern Oregon?
Where the Siskiyous
meet the Cascades. Southern Oregon Nordic skiers are blessed with a ring of snow surrounding the Rogue Valley during winter
Our normal ski season starts by early December and sometimes as early as the first week of November. Snow
cover at our usual venues starts getting thin by mid March, but skiers willing to travel to near by Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta,
or Telemark skiers interested in climbing Mt. McLaughlin and Mt. Scott extend their ski season into April, May and beyond.
the greater Rogue Valley including the cities of Medford, Ashland, Eagle Point and the cities and areas near and around.
BLM/SONC Groomer Report:
SONC Volunteers groom the Hyatt Lake BLM Campground and Buck Pr. Nordic trails. Timing and extent of grooming
depend on conditions. Check latest grooming report and be aware that snow conditions are dymamic.
For information on the Buck Praire Nordic Trails, see BLM website:
Caution: Winter conditions are dynamic and snow conditions can change
by the hour. What was recently groomed can be drastically transformed by new snow, warming temperature, solar heat etc.
|Buck Prairie 1-15-2016
In partnership with the BLM, SONC volunteers are using a tracked Polaris ATV to pull a YTS tracksetter
and trail reconditioner to groom Hyatt Lake/Buck Prairie Nordic System trails. Thank you to the BLM for the equipment
and to Southern ONC members who contributed to the groomer fund and especially SONC members putting in the long hours operating
the grooming equipment.
Please consider making a donation to SONC's Groomer fund helping to maintain and improve the grooming equipment.
We have a space on our membership application form to designate a groomer fund donation and have a PayPal account set of for
Grommer donations at: http://new.onc.org/oregon-nordic-club/sonc/
Southern Oregon Nordic Club
Check our Southern Oregon Nordic Club Newsletter (Sample copy can be downloaded below) for
our activity schedule and special events.
Snow sports are of course weather dependent so check with the trip coordinator.
For up to date information see the
New ONC.org website Southern Oregon Nordic Club Page:
SONC Membership 2016 - 2017
Membership runs September 1 through August 31. Download the 2016-2017 Membership From/Liability Release
by clicking on link below:
NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
Thursdays of the Month
November through April 7:00 PM :
November 03, 2016
December 01, 2016
January 05, 2017
February 05, 2017
March 02, 2017
April 06, 2017
At D&S Harley
3846 S. Pacific (Highway 99)
Closer to Phoenix than Medford
Beginner and new skiers welcome.
Call Michael for XC Ski education/instruction information (541-482-2703).
See Latest Newsletter for details (Membership has its privileges - members receive
newsletters and timely updates)
There was more snow than you may have realized.
General Membership Meeting Location:
D&S Harley Davidson Store
3846 South Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501 [but closer to Phoenix, OR]
I-5 Phoenix Fern Valley Exit to South Pacific Highway (OR 99)
then North on South Pacific Highway towards Medford:.