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NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2021Willamette Chapter – Oregon Nordic Club. PO Box 181SALEM, OR 97308 Thank you members I know it has been a trying year for all of us with normal routines interrupted but so many of our long time members as well as a… Continue Reading “”


Fifteen years of heavy use has taken a toll on the stovepipes in our Santiam Pass shelters. Last fall the collar between the stove and pipe at Brandenburg had rusted through and there was serious rust at the top of the pipe near the… Continue Reading “STOVE FAILURES AT SANTIAM PASS SHELTERS”

Tour Report: FRESH SNOW! February 4, Thursday:

By Jim Todd After more than a foot of new snow Tuesday night, Frank lead Chuck and I on an excursion from Ray Benson to Brandenburg Shelter. Not content to follow tracks on the South Loop, he chose an off trail route following old… Continue Reading “Tour Report: FRESH SNOW! February 4, Thursday:”

Tour report for Square Lake and Long Lake By, Bob Young This is a loop I have wanted to do for a number of years. 2 years ago I lead a tour to do this but we ended up taking the Square lake trail… Continue Reading “”

NEWSLETTER February 2021

By Jim Todd Willamette Chapter–Oregon Nordic Club P.O. Box 181 Salem, OR 97308 RUMINATIONS ON “SKIING” ICE January’s warm, heavy rains followed by cold temperatures produced the curse of Cascade skiing—frozen crud, ice; a surface so hard that skis scarcely scratch; steel edges don’t… Continue Reading “NEWSLETTER February 2021”

Trip Report, January 31

After several days of freeze-thaw conditions, the forecast promised yet another warm day, with a high of 44 F, after freezing night.  Jim Todd and Bianca Klar proceeded to ski towards Santiam Lake.  Traumatized from the unprecedented crowds at the parking lot and the… Continue Reading “Trip Report, January 31”

Ski Equipment available

Back country metal edge skis that are 165, 180, 195, and 210 cm in length and all in excellent shape mounted with NNN BC bindings at $100 each. Will sell skis or bindings separately and can mount your bindings on the skis. Contact Tim… Continue Reading “Ski Equipment available”

Trip report for Saturday Jan 9

Well, I never thought I’d get to heaven: Chuck Dellenbaugh and I were lucky enough that each of us found a place to park our cars on the entry road to the Santiam snow-park. Unwilling to leave those precious spots to join other club… Continue Reading “Trip report for Saturday Jan 9”


January 9, Saturday: As Bob noted it was a crowded zoo at Santiam Pass last weekend. Fiona and I were among the lucky skiers who left early (before 7am) and reached the Pass before the worst of the crunch. But there was still a… Continue Reading “TOUR REPORT”

For sale:

Cross-country skiis – Karhu “wide track”, 5’2” long (160 cm), partial metal edges, Fischer bindings(NNN).  In good shape, not heavily used. Also Swix poles. $100 total for skiis & poles. Rossignol boots, about women’s size 8, NNN bindings.  In good shape.  Free Call Marcia Hoak, 503//363//1352 & leave a message or email marciah255 at… Continue Reading “For sale:”