Diamond Lake Resort
Oregon State Route 138
John Day Memorial XC Race 2015
President's Day Weekend (Sunday)
February 15, 2014
Race organizers regret to announce the cancellation of the John Day XC Race scheduled for February 15,
2015 at Diamond Lake. Snow pack at lake level is non-existent (i.e. bare ground). NOAA NWS forecast as of 2-05-2015 predict
probable rain through the coming weekend with snow levels above 6000 feet. Lake level is at about 5180 ft ASL
Click HERE to download 2015 John Day XC Race entry form
|2011 John Day Race Start
|New Snow! 2 feet over the past week! Photo by Stef
The John Day Memorial
Citizen’s Cross Country Ski Race places an emphasis on “Citizen’s”.
Former Olympic team skiers have participated in past races and we expect very competitive skiers. However, no race experience is needed and the wide course and friendly competition has room for all levels
The race course is machine
groomed for skating and track set for classic skiing. The course is relatively
flat with gentle rolling terrain and views if a racer chooses to look up. All race events are held on the same course, with longer events accomplished with more
laps of the 5K loop. The race uses a mass start with classic event skiers just
behind the freestyle skiers.
The 5300 foot elevation
is high enough for good snow with air still “thick” enough for comfortable breathing at race pace.
Current Diamond Lake Road Conditions (Junction OR 230 & OR138):
|John Day Race - 2011
|Photo by Stef
and the John Day Race
|Diamond Lake Resort
|Location of the John Day Race
|Race registration at Diamond Lake Resort Lodge
|Start area at Northern Exposure Parking
From Roseburg - 79 miles east on Highway
From Medford - 85 miles north via Highways 62, 230 and 138
From Bend – 100 miles south on Highway 97 then west on Highway 138
From Klamath Falls - 85 miles north on Highway 97 then west on Highway
These state routes are routinely plowed and sanded.
Access the Diamond Lake Resort Lodge and race course from the north
enterance off of Oregon Highway 138. The race course start is on the right hand side as you drive to the Lodge just
before the gas station.
Registration and check in is at the Diamond Lake Resort
Lodge. Continue past the gas station following signs to the lodge.
|American Cross Country Skiers
American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS)
XC skiers interested in performance skiing should consider joining AXCS, the U.S. cross country ski national
membership association for "Masters" skiers. For information, go to:
Citizen skiers and racers of literally
all abilities, interests, and an incredible range of ages all find AXCS membership to be an indispensable part of their annual
ski seasons. You'll discover that we are a fantastic resource for all devotees of groomed skiing even if you never toe the
Of course, if you are a racer (serious, semi-serious, not-serious-at-all-but-like-to-look-good-whenever-possible,
etc.), you simply cannot find a better investment in your skiing. No other national organization exclusively focuses on adult
citizen skiers/racers...your interests, your needs, your community, your life.
ONC Teacup Nordic
Rescheudled for February 21st. Check with
Mt. Shasta Nordic
X-Country Ski Events