Trails

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, 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

Ski 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.

GPS Map of Ski and Snowshoe Trails

Want a map you can use on your GPS-enabled smartphone while you ski, even when you don’t have cell service or an Internet connection? Look no further, because the 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 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.

New Meissner Ski Trails App

John Lucia has built an app called “Bend Nordic Trail Map” for Android and iPhone users. John says, “Almost all the groomed trails are on the map now as well as some of the ungroomed ski trails. A few snowshoe trails will be added soon.” Here are the links to the app stores.

For iPhone / iPad:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bend-nordic-trail-map/id1500194145?ls=1

For Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mindbarrel.bendnordictrailmap

Snowshoe Trail Map

Want a map of the Snowshoe Trail system? Just click on the image below to download the map in PDF format.

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.