During the core part of the winter season, lessons are available every day at the Nordic Center! One-hour Cross Country lessons start from the lodge five times daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Choose a group lesson or reserve a private lesson for one-on-one instruction. Sessions longer than one hour include our multi-week performance clinics in skate and classic techniques, offered throughout the season.
Cross Country Skiing is divided into two techniques or styles: Classic (a.k.a. Diagonal Stride) where the skier glides straight-ahead in parallel tracks and Skate (a.k.a. Freestyle) which involves a motion similar to ice-skating or roller-blading. Telemark is taught from Mt. Bachelor's Alpine side.
Whether you prefer Classic or Skate, our talented Nordic Instructors teach all you need to know in a beautiful fresh air "classroom"!
Our Instructors have extensive backgrounds in Cross Country Skiing: from coaching to racing to decades spent instructing skiers in good technique. All provide a friendly, positive environment for learning and all are passionate about improving your skiing no matter what level you start at. Whether your goals are to get used to those weird "sticks" strapped to your feet or to blow by your peers in the PPP, our skilled Instructors will get you there!
Lessons provide one hour of instruction and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Skiers are matched according to age and ability, from never-ever to advanced. Appropriate for ages six and up. The lesson requires a valid trail pass. Sign up at the Nordic Center starting at 9:00 a.m. daily.
Lesson Times: TBD
The Lesson Package is designed especially for the beginner, and includes a one-hour Group Lesson, Ski Rental and Trail Pass - an excellent introduction to the sport!
|TEEN/ADULT/SENIOR 13 & over||YOUTH 12 & under|
Personalized instruction for skiers at any level! One-hour private lessons can be reserved in advance, and you can ask for your favorite instructor. Lesson times are by appointment, please call 1-541-693-0909. Longer sessions are available. Buy in bulk and save; pay for five and get the sixth one free! The lesson requires a valid trail pass.
|Lesson Only - 1 Person||$85|
|Lesson Only - 2 People||$150|
|Lesson Only - Additional Person||$25|
|Lesson Package- Private Lesson, Rental & Trail Pass||$110|
|6-Pack - Six One-Hour Private Lessons||$425|
ADULT MULTI-WEEK PROGRAMS
MASTERS SKATE SKI SKILLS & FITNESS CLASS
This program is designed for intermediate to advanced skiers who want to continue improving their technique in Skate Skiing through focused skills development with a secondary focus on fitness. Participants should be proficient in skate skiing and able to ski for 45 minutes continuously on varied terrain. The program provides highly individualized technique instruction in an active clinic format. Set your goals for this ski season and commit to improving your skills and fitness in this 12-week program.
Clinics are offered Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up.
Wednesdays - December 13 & 20; January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; February 7, 14, 21 & 28 and March 7
Saturdays - December 9, 16 & 23; January 6, 13, 20 & 27; February 3, 10, 17 & 24 and March 3
|Clinic Only - For Season Passholders||$225|
|Clinic With Trail Pass||$300|
"SHE'S ON SKIS"
Back by popular demand, “She’s on Skis” returns to the clinic line up.
Designed for both beginners and advanced level skiers, these six-week Skate Ski Clinics focus on technique fine-tuning, fitness, and fun on the ski trails.
“She’s on Skis” is a great way to take your Skate Skiing to the next level. You'll meet other women in the Nordic Skiing Community and get out on the trails for two hours a week. Join us in the Lodge 15 minutes prior to the on-snow start to review the daily curriculum and catch up with friends.
Clinics are offered on select Wednesdays and Saturdays but participants should choose one day per week.
Available Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Available Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Session 1 Wednesdays - January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and February 7
Session 1 Saturdays - January 6, 13, 20 & 27 and February 3 & 10
Session 2 Wednesdays - February 21 & 28 and March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session 2 Saturdays - February 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
|SESSION 1||SESSION 2||SESSIONS 1 & 2|
|Clinic Only - For Season Passholders||$180||$180||$325|
|Clinic and Trail Pass||$215||$215||$395|
|Clinic, Trail Pass, and Demo Ski Rental||$275||$275||$495|
Finally! A four-week skate class just for men! These four-week sessions are aimed at beginner to intermediate level skiers looking to gain proficiency in the sport. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!
Clinics are offered Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session 1 - January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Session 2 - February 1, 8, 15 & 22
|Clinic Only - For Season Passholders||$140|
|Clinic and Trail Pass||$165|
|Clinic, Trail Pass, and Demo Ski Rental||$205|
CASCADE CREST MARATHON TRAINING GROUP
Is this your year to tackle the Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon? Whether you're setting your sights on the 50km, 25km, or 10km Individual Skate race, or the 4 x 12.5km Skate Relay, we can ensure that you are race ready on the start line! Starting in January, Nordic ski coach, David Lawrence, will hold weekly on snow sessions leading up to race day on March 10, 2018, to hone your technique and strengthen your movements while providing useful tips on racing tactics and strategy. Each session includes a warm-up ski, weekly technique focus with personalized feedback, and a high-intensity training session. Participants should be Intermediate level and above Skate skiers. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!
SATURDAYS - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
January 6, 13 & 20; February 3, 10, 17 & 24 and March 3
INTRO TO SKATE & CLASSIC SKIING
Ideal for beginner skiers, these clinics offer a four-week progressive introduction Nordic skiing. Sessions available for skate and classic techniques. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!
TUESDAYS - SKATE SKIING 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
|Session 1||November 28, December 5, 12 & 19|
|Session 2||January 2, 9, 16 & 23|
|Session 3||February 6, 13, 20 & 27|
|Session 4||March 6, 13, 20 & 27|
FRIDAYS - SKATE SKIING 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | CLASSIC 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Session 1||December 1, 8, 15 & 22|
|Session 2||January 5, 12, 19 & 26|
|Session 3||February 2, 9, 16 & 23|
|Session 4||March 2, 9, 16 & 23|
SATURDAYS - SKATE SKIING 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
|Session 1||December 2, 9, 16 & 23|
|Session 2||January 6, 13, 20 & 27|
|Session 3||February 3, 10, 17 & 24|
|Session 4||March 3, 10, 17 & 24|
SUNDAYS - CLASSIC SKIING 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
|Session 1||December 10, 17, 24 & 31|
|Session 2||January 7, 14, 21 & 28|
|Session 3||February 4, 11, 18 & 25|
|Session 4||March 4, 11, 18 & 25|
|Clinic, Trail Pass and Rental||$175|