Nordic & Cross Country Skiing Bend Oregon
One of the best ways to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh clean mountain air during winters in Bend is to hit the Nordic & Cross Country ski trails. The Bend area has an abundance of winter trail systems and parks dedicated to skiing enthusiasts. Diverse terrain for all levels of Nordic & Cross Country skiers allows anyone with an interest to get out and ski through the trees or open meadows at their own pace. If you are looking to hit the in-town trails and parks we recommend you check out the Bend Park & Recreation District Page for additional information and current conditions. Some trails are cleared of snow and not all parks are open after dusk if you are looking to ski by moonlight.
Nearby Nordic Parks & Trails
Experience the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center which offers skiers over 22 trails that spread out over 34 Miles of terrain. These trails are groomed for classic & skate style skiing. With an average snowfall of 462″ and elevation variations from 6,400′ to 5,750′ the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center is popular. The longest run “Oli’s Alley” is over 7 miles with a 600′ elevation change. The Nordic center offers full cross country ski rental services, various instructional classes, and an onsite retail store. For ease, you can purchase tickets in advance, reserve your rentals, and set up lessons online.
Meissner Sno-Park boasts 24 miles of groomed track, amazing views and a variety of terrain, for both skating and classic technique skiers. The area is groomed by the Meissner Nordic Ski Club and does not charge for the use of the area, donations are welcomed though. Although the park use is free, note that you will have to purchase a Sno-Park Parking Permit and display the pass in your windshield. Consider adding an extra adventure…check out the Nordic Clubs list of amazing events.
Skyliner Sno-Park is the lowest elevation of the different Sno-Parks in the area. Its elevation sits at 4,700 feet which means that snow is not always as plentiful, and the use season at times can be shorter, however there are a few very amazing perks to visiting Skyliner Sno-Park. First, you can bring your dog with you, as this crosscountry & Nordic ski park is pet-friendly, and second, it’s the only way to get to Tumalo Falls, one of Oregon’s most beautiful winter gems. Don’t forget to get your Sno-Park Parking Permit and place it on the dash of your vehicle before hitting the trail.
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Find your perfect nordic & cross country ski vacation rental in Bend OR, stay with Alpenglow Vacation Rentals. We offer a wide variety of vacation rentals to suit your winter outdoor activities of choice, allowing you to play hard all day and come back to the perfect home base for the evening.Check out our Local Area Guide for great recommendations on restaurants and other services in the area or read through our Winter in Bend Oregon info for even more amazing winter activities to help you plan the best Bend Oregon winter vacation!