Maintaining and building trails in Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Nordic Club enhances the experience of backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in Central Oregon by:

  • Organizing volunteers to maintain winter trails (diamonds, signs, brushing)
  • Organizing outings for ski touring, snowshoeing & hiking
  • Providing trail maps at Sno-Parks
  • Advocating for protection of the backcountry experience
  • Constructing and maintaining shelters
  • Stocking shelters with firewood
  • Teaching Nordic skiing skills for members
  • Organizing annual social events for member
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Your donation  helps us buy trail signs, blue diamonds to mark ski and snowshoe trails.  Your donation buys tools to clear the trails.  And your donation helps us maintain snow shelters. CONC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible.


As a member, you can volunteer to work on trails – marking them and clearing them.  You also can join us on our outings – weekly and overnight cross country ski and snowshoe outings.


Volunteer to help us keep the back country ski and snowshoe trails clear and well-marked.  Help us cut wood for our snow shelters.  Help us maintain those shelters.  

Upcoming Events and Activities

  1. Colorado Hiking Trip Planned For Sept. 7-14

    September 7 @ 12:00 am - September 14 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Methow Valley January 2-7 & February 2-7, 2020

    January 2, 2020 - January 7, 2020
  3. Cross Country Skiing the Dolomites, Jan. 29-Feb. 15, 2020

    January 29, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Mid-week Lookout Mountain

In the middle of May, I flew over the Ochoco Mountains and noted one prominent, snow-covered ridge standing out against the forest of green, but

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Round Mountain

Two vehicles and eight CONC members headed out past Prineville to the Ochoco Mountains on Sunday, June 9. The objective was an out-and-back hike to

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Chimney Rock

Six folks took a stroll up the Chimney Rock trail on Sunday, June 9. They were treated with a surprising number and variety of wildflowers,

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Alder Springs Redux

A second trip to Gary’s favorite spot, Alder Springs north of Sisters, was undertaken last Thursday, June 6. The weather forecast was foreboding and an

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