|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
BLM/SONC Groomer Report:
SONC Volunteers are grooming the Hyatt Lake BLM Campground trails.
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.
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.
SONC Membership 2012 - 2013
Time to renew (or join). Membership runs October 1 through
September 31. Download the 2012-2013 Membership From/Liability Release by clicking below:
Click HERE to download pdf of the 2012-2013 Membership Form
April 04, 2013 (First Thursday) at 6:30 PM
At D&S Harley Davidson
and new skiers welcome.
Call Michael for XC Ski education/instruction information (541-482-2703).
April Program Topic:
Season ending potluch dinner (RSVP req'd)
Ron Gardner is putting together a look
back at the 2012-2013 ski season slideshow. See newsletter for details.
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):