Cruising along Wild Strawberry | Photo by Meissner Nordic

Trail Location

The community trails are located at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, 14 miles West of Bend, Oregon on the way to Mt. Bachelor along the Cascade Lakes Highway (also known as Century Drive). The area features 40 km of exceptional track, stunning views and a variety of terrain, for both skating and classic technique. There are trails for all levels, from beginners to experienced skiers. The trail system is located on U.S. Forest Service land and it’s managed through a cooperative partnership between the Forest Service and Meissner Nordic.

Remember to bring your Sno-Park Permit, available at several retailers in Bend (Sunnyside Sports, Foot Zone, Gear Fix, Mountain Supply, WebSkis), and place it in a spot that’s visible through your front windshield. Please park head-in (engine first) to the snowbanks. The Meissner Nordic lodge is adjacent to the parking lot and inside you’ll find brochures with trail maps. There’s a donation box next to the lodge to support grooming operations, so please help keep us groomed.

More info: Trail Descriptions and Trail Etiquette

Trail Map

Want a map you can print and bring along with you on the trails? We have a simplified ski trail map available showing the Easiest, More Difficult, and Most Difficult trails. Just click on the image below to download the map in PDF format.

Forest Service GPS Map

Want a map you can use on your GPS-enabled smartphone while you ski? Look no further, here’s how to load a georeferenced PDF map you can use even when you don’t have cell service or an Internet connection.

The U.S. Forest Service has created a georeferenced PDF map for the Meissner Sno-Park Trails. Click on the map image below to download the map. After you download the map you’ll need to load it into Avenza Maps on your smartphone in order to use it.

Avenza Maps (formerly known as PDF Maps) is a free smartphone app that works with georeferenced PDF maps and displays your location on the map using GPS positioning. Click on the Avenza image below to learn how to download the app.

Meissner Nordic Brochure

We also have a Meissner Nordic Ski Club brochure with information about the ski area and trails, including the Meissner Trail Map. To download the brochure in PDF format click on the image below.