John Craig McKenzie Pass Nordic Ski & Pizza Party

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.

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