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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 depending on snow and conditions.

Athlete Registration

Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Details

OAS offers weekly Community Nordic Days on Wednesdays to learn the basics and improve fitness in a social setting. In addition, half day nordic ski and snowshoe experiences will be offered at the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center based on instructor availability.

All Lessons and community day’s include snowshoes or adaptive equipment, a trail pass, and trained instruction. You will need to provide your own cross country ski equipment and can rent these at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center for $15. 

Nordic Community Days: No Cost

  • Wednesday AM | 10am – 12pm | January 5th – March 23rd
  • OAS Transportation provided from Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride, Bend OR
  • Does not include Nordic Ski Rentals – available for $15 @ Mt Bachelor Nordic Center
  • Sign up in advance HERE 

Half Day Nordic Lessons: No Cost 

  • AM ONLY | 9:30am – 12pm – based on instructor availability
  • Nordic Ski or Snowshoe
  • Does not include Nordic Ski Rentals – available for $15 @ Mt Bachelor Nordic Center

 

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.

Slide Unique

The second generation of the Slide Unique remains the lightest and most adjustable offering on the market. To meet the needs of stand up skiers the Slide Unique now offers a balance of infinite adjustment and strong hold through a combination of tooled clamps and pinned positions. Custom clamps have been sourced to improve ease of use while its custom boot allows tool-less size changes.