High school ski state champions will be crowned this weekend in both alpine and nordic ski disciplines at Mt. Bachelor ski area.
The Oregon School Ski Association (OSSA) kicks off the championship weekend Friday morning at 10 o’clock with its giant slalom races on Bachelor’s Thunderbird run. Slalom competition is slated for 10 a.m. on Saturday. Skiers from Bend, Summit, Sisters, Redmond, Ridgeview, Crook County and Lakeview high schools are all expected to compete at the OSSA state meet. Admission is free for spectators.
Oregon High School Nordic (OHSNO), one of the area’s two prep nordic ski associations, also is holding its state event at Bachelor on Friday and Saturday. The first OHSNO event, the boys 7.5-kilometer freestyle race, is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday at the Mt. Bachelor nordic area; the girls freestyle race is set for 2:30 p.m. Nordic competition will continue on Saturday with girls and boys classic races at 10 and 11 a.m. The OHSNO state meet concludes Saturday afternoon with relay races, which are expected to start at 12:15 p.m.
Trail passes, which cost $7 per day, are required for spectators wanting to watch the OHSNO races beyond Bachelor’s nordic lodge.
— Bulletin staff report