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December 2022

Intro to Visual Impairments & Sight Guiding | Classroom Volunteer Training

December 1, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
OAS Warehouse, 63025 OB Riley Rd Ste 12
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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young girl skier sitting down on the snow giggling with OAS instructor wearing unicorn laying on snow next to her smiling

Are you interested in learning more about visual impairments and how to sight guide for someone who is visually impaired or blind? In this classroom training, attendees will learn about variations of visual impairments, methods of VI guiding, and how to guide athletes for OAS Programs. Instructor: Melodie Buell, OAS Training Manager & Kathy Farrell, OAS Instructor Location: OAS Warehouse | 63025 O.B. Riley Rd, Unit 12 Training Type: In Person Classroom Dates & Time: Thursday, December 1st | 5:30pm…

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Teaching with Cognitive Diagnosis | Virtual Classroom Volunteer Training

December 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
young girl skier sitting down on the snow giggling with OAS instructor wearing unicorn laying on snow next to her smiling

Would you like to learn more about cognitive diagnosis? how about coaching athletes with a cognitive diagnosis? Are you planning on Volunteering for Ski for Life this season? If you said yes to one or all of these, this 60 minute classroom training is for you. We will introduce common diagnosis, discuss how they may present, and how to create a productive learning environment. All volunteers are welcome to join. Instructor: Melodie Buell, OAS Training Manager Location: Virtually Via Zoom…

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Intro to OAS – New Volunteer Orientation | Ashland, OR

December 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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One event on January 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Mt Ashland Business Office, 693 Washington St.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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group including OAS sit skier, instructor and volunteers at base of ski lift with tumalo mountain in the background

Join OAS to learn more and get involved this winter season! In this New Volunteer info session you will learn a little more about the OAS vision and mission, the programs we offer, and how you can get involved this winter to help make the outdoors more inclusive to people with disabilities. This in-person is for those who live in Southern Oregon, and are interested in volunteering on our winter programs at Mt Ashland for the 2023 winter season. All…

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Skills Check & Intro to Assist | Mt Bachelor New Volunteer Training

December 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on December 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
three skiers on the mountain on a beautiful bluebird ski day

In this on-snow session, new volunteers can expect to complete an on-snow skills check, learn the basics of how to assist on an OAS lesson, what to expect on the day of their assigned lesson, and what OAS expects of them. Both alpine ski and snowboard disciplines are welcome and will be mixed. Location: Sunrise Lodge @ Mt Bachelor Training Type: On-snow, New Volunteer Training Dates & Times:  Sunday, December 11th | 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday, December 12th | 9:00am…

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Intro to Sit Ski | Bachelor Volunteer Training – ALL SESSIONS FULL

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
sit skier buckling herself into the bi ski

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to assist a sit ski lesson. In this training you will learn how to lift and load a sit ski, how to help someone up from a fall, and how to ski and ride safely within the lesson. Location: Sunrise Lodge, Mt Bachelor Training Type: On-Snow Dates & Times offered: Sunday, December 11th | 1pm - 3pm Tuesday, December 13th | 1pm - 3pm Thursday, December 15th |…

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Teaching Beginner Alpine Ski | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 12, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
Two Track Ski Equipment

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to give a beginner alpine lesson. We will go from boots to first glides to help create a skill based progression for those coaching our Ski for Life programs. Location: Sunrise Lodge Training Type: On-snow,  Ski for Life Dates & Times:  Sunday, December 11th | 1pm - 3pm Monday, December 12th | 10am - 12pm Monday, December 12th | 1pm - 3pm Tuesday, December 13th | 10am -…

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Teaching Beginner Snowboarding | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
three snowboarders - two volunteers in OAS bibs and one participant doing a classic snowboard bro pose

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow training will learn how to give a beginner snowboarding lesson. We will go from boots to first glides to help create a skill based progression for those coaching our Ski for Life programs. Location: Sunrise Lodge Training Type: On-snow,  Ski for Life Dates & Times:  Sunday, December 11th | 1pm - 3pm Monday, December 12th | 1pm - 3pm Tuesday, December 13th | 10am - 12pm Thursday, December 15th | 10am - 12pm…

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Alpine Tip Tethering | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
OAS instructor tip tethering a youth athlete

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to Tip Tether an Alpine Skier. Learn what, why, and how this adaptive tool can be used for beginner skiers.  This training is for those who can ski in a wedge, and skid a turn on green and blue terrain, and move around easily on the flats. For snowboarders, you can maintain a heel side edge and ride in both directions on green and blue terrain. Location: Sunrise Lodge…

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Sit Ski Refresher | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map

Are you a return volunteer on OAS' winter programs? Looking for a reminder on how to follow the most up to date protocols to assist on Sit Ski lessons. This is the training for you. We will quickly review loads and unloads, talk about equipment changes, assisting someone up from a fall, and more. Location: Sunrise Lodge, Mt Bachelor Training Type: On-Snow Dates & Times offered: Sunday, December 11th | 1pm – 3pm Register Here!

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Intro to Slider | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
Snow Slider Adaptive Equipment

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to assist a slider lesson. In this training you will learn what a slider is, how to carry the slider, make basic adjustments, and how to safely load and unload the slider on a chair lift. Location: Sunrise Lodge, Mt Bachelor Training Type: On-snow Dates & Times Offered: Monday, December 12th | 10am - 12pm Thursday, December 15th | 10am - 12pm Register Here!

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Intro to Alpine VI Guiding | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
Visually Impaired Skiing

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow training will learn the basics of how to guide an alpine skier or snowboarder who is blind or visually impaired. Location: Sunrise Lodge, Mt Bachelor Training Type: On Snow Dates & Time Offered: Monday, December 12th | 1pm - 3pm Tuesday, December 13th | 10am - 12pm Tuesday, December 13th | 1pm - 3pm Thursday, December 15th | 1pm - 3pm Register Here!

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Sit Ski Handling | Bachelor Volunteer Training

December 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States + Google Map
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Have you been assisting on sit ski lessons for a while? Are you a strong skier or rider? Come learn, or refresh, your sit ski handling skills. This is a hands on introductory level training for volunteers who would like to be able to full assist a bi ski lesson. (Please be sure your loading and unload skills are sharp before attending this training) Location: Sunrise Lodge, Mt Bachelor Training Type: On Snow Dates & Times Offered: Tuesday, December 13th…

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Intro to OAS – New Volunteer Orientation | Hoodoo Programs | Sisters, OR

December 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sisters Parks and Recreation District Building, 1750 McKinney Butte Rd.
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Join OAS to learn more and get involved this winter season! In this New Volunteer info session you will learn a little more about the OAS vision and mission, the programs we offer, and how you can get involved this winter to help make the outdoors more inclusive to people with disabilities. This in-person orientation is for those who are interested in volunteering on our winter programs at Hoodoo Ski Area for the 2023 winter season. Location: Sisters Parks and Recreation…

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January 2023

Intro to OAS | New Volunteer Orientation | Online via Zoom | Hoodoo

January 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
group including OAS sit skier, instructor and volunteers at base of ski lift with tumalo mountain in the background

Join OAS online to learn more and get involved this winter season! In this New Volunteer info session you will learn a little more about the OAS vision and mission, the programs we offer, and how you can get involved this winter to help make the outdoors more inclusive to people with disabilities.  This online session is recommended for those who live outside of the Central Oregon region and are interested in volunteering on our alpine programs at Hoodoo Ski…

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Intro to OAS – New Volunteer Orientation | Ashland, OR

January 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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One event on January 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Mt Ashland Business Office, 693 Washington St.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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group including OAS sit skier, instructor and volunteers at base of ski lift with tumalo mountain in the background

Join OAS to learn more and get involved this winter season! In this New Volunteer info session you will learn a little more about the OAS vision and mission, the programs we offer, and how you can get involved this winter to help make the outdoors more inclusive to people with disabilities. This in-person is for those who live in Southern Oregon, and are interested in volunteering on our winter programs at Mt Ashland for the 2023 winter season. All…

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Skills Check & Intro to Assist | Hoodoo New Volunteer Training

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 9:00 am

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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group of skiers with arms and outriggers in the air with excitement and three finger jack in the background

In this on-snow session, new volunteers can expect to complete an on-snow skills check, learn the basics of how to assist on an OAS lesson, what to expect on the day of their assigned lesson, and what OAS expects of them. Both alpine ski and snowboard disciplines are welcome and will be mixed. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-snow, New Volunteer Training Dates & Times:  Friday, January 6th | 9:00am - 12:00pm Sunday, January 8th | 9:00am - 12:00pm Register…

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Teaching Beginner Alpine Ski | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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youth skier using bamboo pole wearing a costume

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to give a beginner alpine lesson. We will go from boots to first glides to help create a skill based progression for those coaching our Ski for Life programs. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-snow,  Ski for Life Dates & Times:  Friday, January 6th | 10am - 12pm Register Here!

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Intro to Sit Ski | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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sit skier buckling herself into the bi ski

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to assist a sit ski lesson. In this training you will learn how to lift and load a sit ski, how to help someone up from a fall, and how to ski and ride safely within the lesson. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow Volunteer Training Dates & Times offered: Friday, January 6th | 1pm - 3pm Sunday, January 8th | 1pm - 3pm Register Here!

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Sit Ski Refresher | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Are you a return volunteer on OAS’ winter programs? Looking for a reminder on how to follow the most up to date protocols to assist on Sit Ski lessons. This is the training for you. We will quickly review loads and unloads, talk about equipment changes, assisting someone up from a fall, and more. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow Volunteer Training Dates & Times offered: Friday, January 6th | 1pm – 3pm Sunday, January 8th | 1pm –…

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Skills Check & Intro to Assist | Hoodoo New Volunteer Training

January 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 9:00 am

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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group of skiers with arms and outriggers in the air with excitement and three finger jack in the background

In this on-snow session, new volunteers can expect to complete an on-snow skills check, learn the basics of how to assist on an OAS lesson, what to expect on the day of their assigned lesson, and what OAS expects of them. Both alpine ski and snowboard disciplines are welcome and will be mixed. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-snow, New Volunteer Training Dates & Times:  Friday, January 6th | 9:00am - 12:00pm Sunday, January 8th | 9:00am - 12:00pm Register…

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Intro to Sit Ski | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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sit skier buckling herself into the bi ski

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to assist a sit ski lesson. In this training you will learn how to lift and load a sit ski, how to help someone up from a fall, and how to ski and ride safely within the lesson. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow Volunteer Training Dates & Times offered: Friday, January 6th | 1pm - 3pm Sunday, January 8th | 1pm - 3pm Register Here!

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Sit Ski Refresher | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Are you a return volunteer on OAS’ winter programs? Looking for a reminder on how to follow the most up to date protocols to assist on Sit Ski lessons. This is the training for you. We will quickly review loads and unloads, talk about equipment changes, assisting someone up from a fall, and more. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow Volunteer Training Dates & Times offered: Friday, January 6th | 1pm – 3pm Sunday, January 8th | 1pm –…

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Alpine VI Guiding | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Visually Impaired Skiing

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow training will learn the basics of how to guide an alpine skier or snowboarder who is blind or visually impaired. We recommend you take the classroom session on Visual Impairments too! Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-snow,  Ski for Life Dates & Times:  Sunday, January 8th | 1pm – 3pm Register Here!

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Teaching Beginner Snowboard | Hoodoo Volunteer Training

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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snowboarder tethering other snowboarder

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow training will learn how to give a beginner snowboarding lesson. We will go from boots to first glides to help create a skill based progression for those coaching our Ski for Life programs. Location: Hoodoo Ski Area Training Type: On-snow,  Ski for Life Dates & Times:  Sunday, January 8th | 1pm - 3pm Register Here!

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Nordic Community Day

January 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2023

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center OR United States + Google Map

OAS is excited to be hosting weekly nordic sessions on Wednesday morning all season long! This is a great way to try a new sport, get comfortable on skis, improve your fitness, and enjoy nordic skiing or snowshoeing with friends and family. All experience levels are welcome! Please register in advance. OAS adaptive equipment is first come first serve. Registered participants will have access to nordic rental equipment, nordic adaptive equipment, Mt Bachelor nordic passes, and transportation if needed. If…

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Skills Check & Intro to Assist | Mt Ashland New Volunteer Training

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Ashland Ski Area, 11 Mt Ashland Ski Rd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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three skiers on the mountain on a beautiful bluebird ski day

In this on-snow session, new volunteers can expect to complete an on-snow skills check, learn the basics of how to assist on an OAS lesson, what to expect on the day of their assigned lesson, and what OAS expects of them. Both alpine ski and snowboard disciplines are welcome and will be mixed. Location: Mt Ashland Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow, New Volunteer Training Date & Time offered: Saturday, January 14th | 9am - 12pm Register Here!

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Intro to Sit Ski | Mt Ashland Volunteer Training

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mt Ashland Ski Area, 11 Mt Ashland Ski Rd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Joe kneeling next to a sit skier. Joe is wearing reflective ski goggles.

Volunteers who attend this 2 hour, on-snow alpine training will learn how to assist a sit ski lesson. In this training you will learn how to lift and load a sit ski, how to help someone up from a fall, and how to ski and ride safely within the lesson. Location: Mt Ashland Ski Area Training Type: On-Snow, Volunteer Training Date & Time offered: Saturday, January 14th | 1pm - 3pm Register Here!

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Nordic Community Day

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2023

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center OR United States + Google Map

OAS is excited to be hosting weekly nordic sessions on Wednesday morning all season long! This is a great way to try a new sport, get comfortable on skis, improve your fitness, and enjoy nordic skiing or snowshoeing with friends and family. All experience levels are welcome! Please register in advance. OAS adaptive equipment is first come first serve. Registered participants will have access to nordic rental equipment, nordic adaptive equipment, Mt Bachelor nordic passes, and transportation if needed. If…

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Heroes

January 21 - January 22
Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR United States
Heroes logo and a photo of a sit skier

Please note - The 2023 Heroes event is currently full, but you may still fill out the interest form to be placed on our waitlist. Are you a Veteran with a Disability? Join OAS for a weekend of ski and ride, skill based learning! This program is limited to 8 veterans and is offered free of charge thanks to our support from Move United and the Department of the VA. What: Heroes: a skill-based ski & ride event for Veterans…

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Nordic Community Day

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2023

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center OR United States + Google Map

OAS is excited to be hosting weekly nordic sessions on Wednesday morning all season long! This is a great way to try a new sport, get comfortable on skis, improve your fitness, and enjoy nordic skiing or snowshoeing with friends and family. All experience levels are welcome! Please register in advance. OAS adaptive equipment is first come first serve. Registered participants will have access to nordic rental equipment, nordic adaptive equipment, Mt Bachelor nordic passes, and transportation if needed. If…

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