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.
At Sunnyside, we rent a variety of equipment for touring and skating that is good quality, properly sized, and well-waxed.
Touring Equipment: No-wax mid-length touring skis, Salomon boots and bindings. Sizes from children’s 8-1/2 (European 26) to adult size 15 (European size 50).
Skating Equipment: Performance racing skis from various manufacturers, Rossignol boots (NNN) for adults, Salomon boots (SNS) for children. Sizes from children’s 8 1/2 (European 26) to adult size 13 (European size 48).
XC Ski Rentals & Demos in Bend, OR
At WebSkis, we have a great selection of skis and boots so that you can often try before you buy at our Bend, Oregon store.
Our rentals are designed for those who want to try out skate or classic skiing or maybe take a lesson, etc. Our rental fleet includes Fischer CRS skate skis, Fischer Superlight ‘Zero’ classic skis, and Fischer Voyager ‘Waxless’ skis. All of our rental skis get cleaned and waxed every time they get returned to us (yes, even the ‘waxless’ skis), so they are all well cared for. These are all really nice skis, not just beater skis that have been shredded to pieces. We want you to enjoy the experience and encourage you to get into skiing. Our rental boots include the Fischer RC3 Skate boot and the RC5 Combi boot. Our rental poles are lightweight Swix CT5 poles – a nice carbon composite ski pole with a real strap, not just a simple loop strap. All of our rental skis use NNN bindings.
The Bend Endurance Academy Nordic program serves all abilities of youth and junior cross country skiers. We also offer select programs for adults.
Some of our participants are just learning to ski and others are motivated to improve their efficiency and fitness; some may never compete and others are striving to be their best at state, regional or even national competition. All practice sessions are led by professional coaches who promote winter fun in a safe environment where skiers improve their skills.
Welcome to Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. We are a non-profit organization whose guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievement and promote the positive values of competitive Alpine, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, and Cycling.
Our main objective is to assist student athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic and personal goals. The program’s guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievement and promote the positive values of competitive sport: sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal-setting, character-building and the pursuit of healthy lifetime activities.
We also have programs for adults – 1, 3, and 5-day clinics.
Vista Butte SnoPark
Virginia Meissner SnoPark
Swampy Lakes SnoPark
Dutchman Flat SnoPark