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OAS offers instruction and guides for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are great alternatives to alpine skiing and snowboarding offering many individuals access to the beauty of Oregon’s outdoors in wintertime.

OAS offers these experiences at the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center and Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, depending on snow and conditions.

Athlete Registration

Rates and Fees

Half day experiences are offered at the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center or Virginia Meissner Sno-Park every Wednesday – Sunday throughout the season. Lessons include snowshoes or adaptive equipment, a trail pass, and trained instruction. You will need to provide your own standup cross country ski equipment and can rent these at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center for $15, sit nordic skis available from OAS. 

Half Day Lessons: No Cost 

  • All Nordic and Snowshoe lessons are free to athletes!
  • Wednesday – Sunday
  • AM ONLY | 10am – 12pm
  • Does not include standup Nordic Ski Rentals – available for $15 @ Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, does include use of OAS sit nordic ski if needed

Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive sports are a unique experience for each individual. The following information is intended to give you a broad understanding of the adaptive disciplines we instruct and some of the equipment that is used in each of them. There are many adaptations and variations within each discipline.

Adaptive Nordic Skiing Equipment

Nordic Sit Skiing Adaptive Equipment

Nordic Sit Ski

Nordic skiing is a fun alternative to typical downhill skiing. OAS has two sit down nordic skis available for use on nordic lessons or nordic programming.

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Nordic Skis

Nordic skiing is a fun alternative to typical downhill skiing. Nordic skiing is typically performed on flatter terrain using narrow skis with boots that can be raised off the ski at the heel when striding. There are two main types: classic and skate skiing.