|Crater Lake NP - Pumice Desert
|Four pairs of skis - Three SONC skiers
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.
|A good day at Crater Lake NP
|November 21, 2013 Fresh Snow!!!
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 gromming 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 1-28-2013
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:
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.
2014 John Day XC Race is a GO
Entry form for the February 16, 2014 (Sunday) John Day XC Race is available
below for downloading. Race options include Freestyle (skate or classic allowed) at 20K, 10K and 5K distances and Classic
Only at 10K and 5K.
Up date 2-10-2014: Diamond Lake's grommer reports adequate snow depth on the Northern
Exposure race course and is grooming the John Day XC Race course.
Click HERE to download 2014 John Day XC Race Entry Form
|John Day Memorial Cross Country Ski Race
|Entry Forms for the February 16. 2014 Race. See Abocve.
SONC Membership 2013 - 2014
Membership runs October 1 through September 31. Download the 2013-2014 Membership From/Liability Release
by clicking below:
Click HERE to download Membership Application PDF file
March 06, 2014 (First Thursday) at 7:00 PM
At D&S Harley Davidson
and new skiers welcome.
Call Michael for XC Ski education/instruction information (541-482-2703).
March Program Topic:
Survival in Antartic Environs
Details in the next (March) newsletter
And of course, cookies tea
& coffee and conversation.
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:
Link to Location Map for General Meeting Site (D&S Harley Davidson):