Bend's traditional Great Nordeen returns to Mt Bachelor for the 20th annual race. This cross country ski race was inspired by ski pioneer and "iron Man" Emil Nordeen. A well-known adventurer and mountaineer in the Cascades, Nordeen helped found the first search and rescue organization in Bend and was an original founder of MBSEF. These days, the Great Nordeen is significantly less grueling than the races Nordeen won in 1930s. The courses are groomed specifically for the event and give skiers and fat bikers a once-a-year opportunity to cruise through hemlock forests, over lava flows and around the buttes of the Deschutes National Forest on their journey to the finish at Wanoga Sno-Park. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy skiing or fat biking on a special course as part of a Central-Oregon tradition.
XC Ski and Fat Bike Race
30K and 18K Point-to-point Freestyle Race
15K Fat Bike Race
Skiers Start: 7:30 am at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Lodge
Fat Bike Races Start: 8:45 am at Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge