Calendar

Feb 25 @ 11:00 am Cabin Creek Sno-Park I-90 exit 63
Washington Cup 2016-2017 Races for racers of all abilities Age Groups: U8-U20 This race series is intended to be a “lower key” alternative to the Junior National Qualifier races. We want to encourage racers of all abilities to participate in a … Continue reading
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day Tilly Jane Guard Station
Here’s a listing of shared ONC Gorge/Portland club weekends for Tilly Jane Guard Station. Each club will have up to 4 spaces per club weekend depending on occupancy. December 30 – January 1, 2017 February 10-12, 2017 March 3-5, 2017 … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am Cabin Creek Sno-Park I-90 exit 63
Washington Cup 2016-2017 Races for racers of all abilities Age Groups: U8-U20 This race series is intended to be a “lower key” alternative to the Junior National Qualifier races. We want to encourage racers of all abilities to participate in a … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – Mar 8 @ 12:00 am Teacup Lake Nordic Center
Ski with Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) at 11th Annual Winter Happening/9th Annual XC Ski days @ Teacup Lake Nordic Center! This XC Ski event is a real character and confidence builder for the WSSB students. For some students … Continue reading
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day Tilly Jane Guard Station cabin
The next Gorge Chapter weekend at Tilly Jane Guard Station cabin is March 11-12. This trip is for chapter members only. RSVP to Skip Tschanz for more information, to and to coordinate meal and other arrangements.
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Teacup Lake Nordic Center
Teacup Nordic hosts the annual Teacup Tea Party on Sunday, March 12th. We’ve got the lessons, soup and tea, just bring your ski equipment and some cookies to share. Volunteer instructors from the club offer free XC lessons for all comers … Continue reading
Mar 18 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm East side snow gate on McKenzie Pass Hwy 242
We will have our annual John Craig McKenzie Pass ski on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Meet at 9:00 AM at the east side snow gate on McKenzie Pass Hwy 242. Meet at the Ponderosa Inn at 8:30 AM if you are car pooling with … Continue reading
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am Ponderosa Room of the Ponderosa Inn
There will be an ONC State Board meeting beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 20th in the Ponderosa Room of the  Ponderosa Inn, 500 Highway 20 W, Sisters, OR. Everyone is invited to attend.
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day Tilly Jane Guard Station
Here’s a listing of shared ONC Gorge/Portland club weekends for Tilly Jane Guard Station. Each club will have up to 4 spaces per club weekend depending on occupancy. December 30 – January 1, 2017 February 10-12, 2017 March 3-5, 2017 … Continue reading
Feb
25
Sat
Washington Cup Cross Country Ski Series
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am

Washington Cup 2016-2017 Races for racers of all abilities
Age Groups: U8-U20

This race series is intended to be a “lower key” alternative to the Junior National Qualifier races. We want to encourage racers of all abilities to participate in a race series that is based on fun.
Jan 16th Gunnar Hagen Youth Race, Classic, Cabin Creek, 11 AM
   The 37th annual Gunnar Hagen Memorial is the first of three Kongsberger Ski Club cross country ski races this winter. The Gunnar Hagen is the club’s only classic technique, interval start race. 30k and 7.5k classic
Feb 12th Stampede, Freestyle, Cabin Creek,10AM for U16+, 11:30 for U14 and younger
Feb 25th Plain, Freestyle with Obstacles, 11AM
March 4th Washington Cup Final, Freestyle, Cabin Creek, 11AM Double Points! Relay to follow.

More race information here. Registration opens late December

Mar
3
Fri
Tilly Jane Guard Station – 2017 Shared Dates
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

TJGS2016.03.05Here’s a listing of shared ONC Gorge/Portland club weekends for Tilly Jane Guard Station. Each club will have up to 4 spaces per club weekend depending on occupancy.

  • December 30 – January 1, 2017
  • February 10-12, 2017
  • March 3-5, 2017
  • March 31 – April 2, 2017

Next year, I’d like to disperse the A-frame/Guard Station weekends so someone from the ONC will be at one of the cabins every other weekend. This will allow for increased presence and a better understanding of what’s going on and any issues that may arise. So, as an example the GS would be open the 1st weekend and the A-frame would be open the 3rd weekend. OR, something like this.

Andre’
Mar
4
Sat
Washington Cup Cross Country Ski Series
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am

Washington Cup 2016-2017 Races for racers of all abilities
Age Groups: U8-U20

This race series is intended to be a “lower key” alternative to the Junior National Qualifier races. We want to encourage racers of all abilities to participate in a race series that is based on fun.
Jan 16th Gunnar Hagen Youth Race, Classic, Cabin Creek, 11 AM
   The 37th annual Gunnar Hagen Memorial is the first of three Kongsberger Ski Club cross country ski races this winter. The Gunnar Hagen is the club’s only classic technique, interval start race. 30k and 7.5k classic
Feb 12th Stampede, Freestyle, Cabin Creek,10AM for U16+, 11:30 for U14 and younger
Feb 25th Plain, Freestyle with Obstacles, 11AM
March 4th Washington Cup Final, Freestyle, Cabin Creek, 11AM Double Points! Relay to follow.

More race information here. Registration opens late December

Mar
7
Tue
Ski with the Blind
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – Mar 8 @ 12:00 am
Ski with the Blind @ Teacup Lake Nordic Center | Oregon | United States

Ski with Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) at 11th Annual Winter Happening/9th Annual XC Ski days @ Teacup Lake Nordic Center! This XC Ski event is a real character and confidence builder for the WSSB students. For some students who have never been on skis until that 1st Tuesday morning it is amazing how quickly some grasp XC Skiing. Those who volunteer to help will be amazed at the students progression of skiing ability and confidence, which builds more self confidence and more self esteem !

  • Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 AM – 3PM; Wednesday, March 8, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Objective: Provide the WSSB students a safe, fun experience they might never ever have again…and provide returning students with more fun to improve there XC ski skills !
  • Student Benefits: Enables students to gain more confidence, self esteem and more social interaction.
  • Educational Benefits: Enables students to learn about natural sciences and/or wildlife from USFS seminar by Wildlife Biologists, Geologists, Foresters & other professionals.
  • WSSB Students: We have about 35 students committed to date for the XC ski event. About 20 will be 1st time XC skiers. We might even have 40 students which is the maximum we can handle for this 2 day overnight event. WE really need a minimum of 45 volunteers per day. If we actually have 40 students we will require a minimum of 50 Volunteers.

Volunteer Registration: Please advise Richard Fay (e-mail ) ASAP if you are able to Volunteer. WSSB approved Volunteer approval process:

  • 2016 Volunteers who were approved by the WSSB DO NOT NEED to fill out any forms. You are approved.
  • New Volunteers are required to fill out the WSSB Volunteer forms. They are standard legal Volunteer forms schools and organizations require. The forms have been streamlined from 2016. You no longer need to provide your SSN. The forms can be accessed through the WSSB website https://www.wssb.wa.gov/wp/departments/volunteerrecreation/ Once on website, go to the SCHOOL dropdown on top center; go to Volunteer/Recreation; go to Volunteer Application (PDF). Please complete forms and send to WSSB address provided on the form.
  • If You have any question please contact me, Richard Fay, or Adrienne Fernandez, WSSB at 360-947-3290.
  • Volunteer Training: If You need to be trained, or retrained if you like, Please contact me, Richard Fay to set up a time. I am retired so am flexible with times. The training process is a 90 minute Indoor training at my West Linn home and 90-100 minutes on-snow training at Teacup Nordic Club trails, once we have snow! The Indoor training covers a 12 minute OPB OFG 2013 video; Overview of Program & Volunteer Guidelines; role playing if needed. The Outdoor training covers how to introduce WSSB student to skiing; how to maneuver on skis, trails, change direction, etc. The purpose (of training volunteers) is to enable people how to interact with a blind or visually impaired person, especially a child. Some of the kids are a little nervous, a little reticent, and some of the volunteers are the same way. Everybody’s a little bit nervous. The training helps to put Volunteers more at ease.

Timing: PLEASE advise ASAP if are able to Volunteer and the days You can Volunteer. If You are a past Volunteer and know You cannot Volunteer, PLEASE also advise me and I will take You off the 2017 distribution. Again, the sooner You can commit, either way, will helps us determine how many WSSB students can attend the XC Ski event.

Thank You so much in advance for your participation and commitment to volunteer to help the WSSB students have another great XC Ski event. The event builds self-confidence and self esteem for the students not to mention the benefits the volunteers experience.

Mar
11
Sat
Gorge Chapter Tilly Jane Weekend
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
Gorge Chapter Tilly Jane Weekend @ Tilly Jane Guard Station cabin

The next Gorge Chapter weekend at Tilly Jane Guard Station cabin is March 11-12. This trip is for chapter members only. RSVP to Skip Tschanz for more information, to and to coordinate meal and other arrangements.

Mar
12
Sun
Teacup Tea Party
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Teacup Nordic hosts the annual Teacup Tea Party on Sunday, March 12th. We’ve got the lessons, soup and tea, just bring your ski equipment and some cookies to share. Volunteer instructors from the club offer free XC lessons for all comers in beginning and intermediate classic and skate technique – followed by the Teacup Tea Party, with tea donated by Stash Tea, soup donated by Pine St. Kitchen, and cookies by potluck (bring some to share).

Registration starts at 10:30, lessons start at 11:00, and the Tea Party starts at noon. Join our club members for this annual celebration with free lessons, tea, soup, and cookies for all.

Registration for ski lessons: 10:30 AM
Lessons start: 11:00 AM
Beginner & Intermediate Classic Technique
Beginner & Intermediate Skating
Bring skis, boots, & poles
$10 Donation appreciated from non-members
Info: teaparty@teacupnordic.org

Tea Party: 12:00-2:00 p.m at the Ray Garey Cabin
Free tea, cookies, hot chocolate and soup.
Tea courtesy of Stash Tea, a sponsor of the Teacup Youth Nordic Team.
Soup donated by Pine St. Kitchen.

Don’t forget that a Sno-Park permit is required to park at the Teacup Lake Sno-Park or Clark Creek Sno-Park.

Mar
18
Sat
John Craig McKenzie Pass Ski & Pizza Party
Mar 18 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

john craig We will have our annual John Craig McKenzie Pass ski on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Meet at 9:00 AM at the east side snow gate on McKenzie Pass Hwy 242. Meet at the Ponderosa Inn at 8:30 AM if you are car pooling with someone.

Participants can ski individually or in groups to Windy Point, or even go beyond as far as the Dee Wight Observatory. The McKenzie Pass highway will be groomed with a set track to Dee Wight Observatory. ALL participants must turn around no later than 2:00 PM to ensure we all get back safely. The views are spectacular, and although we will have an aid station at the pass, please have plenty of water and snacks in your pack.  Donation jars will be available to help defray expenses.

John Craig Memorial

John Craig Memorial

The John Craig McKenzie Pass Ski Tour is a long-time Oregon Nordic Club tradition that commemorates John Craig, who skied the mail for years between Willamette Valley to Eastern Oregon until he perished in a blizzard in 1877 on McKenzie Pass. Read more about the John Craig story.

Pizza Party: The state ONC will provide pizzas and side salads with a no host bar at Takoda’s Restaurant & Lounge, 425 US-20, Sisters. Dinner starts at 3:15 PM. Everyone is invited to bring something to share.  The winner of the 2017 John Day Award will be announced at 5:00 pm at the pizza party.

All chapters who have ONC logo items are invited to bring them and sell them at the snowgate until 3:00 PM and merchandise will aslo be on display 2:00-6:00 PM at Takoda’s Restaurant . The state ONC will have an ONC logo ¼ zip fleeces available for $24.00.

There will also be an ONC State Board meeting beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 20th in the Ponderosa Room. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mar
19
Sun
ONC State Board Meeting
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am

ONC LogoThere will be an ONC State Board meeting beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 20th in the Ponderosa Room of the  Ponderosa Inn, 500 Highway 20 W, Sisters, OR. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mar
31
Fri
Tilly Jane Guard Station – 2017 Shared Dates
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day

TJGS2016.03.05Here’s a listing of shared ONC Gorge/Portland club weekends for Tilly Jane Guard Station. Each club will have up to 4 spaces per club weekend depending on occupancy.

  • December 30 – January 1, 2017
  • February 10-12, 2017
  • March 3-5, 2017
  • March 31 – April 2, 2017

Next year, I’d like to disperse the A-frame/Guard Station weekends so someone from the ONC will be at one of the cabins every other weekend. This will allow for increased presence and a better understanding of what’s going on and any issues that may arise. So, as an example the GS would be open the 1st weekend and the A-frame would be open the 3rd weekend. OR, something like this.

Andre’