Since founding in 1998, XC Oregon has evolved over the years into several different incarnations depending on local/regional/national demographic needs as well as changing realities specific to the Central Oregon ski community and overall Oregon state-of-Nordic-skiing. For our first 15 years, the primary focus of the XC Oregon program was serving as an elite development organization targeting adult athletes typically 20-39 years of age. As national trends shifted with both numbers and focus of post-collegiate racers as well as the relative competitive position of Central Oregon in the elite national scene, slowly XC Oregon evolved more and more towards servicing the needs of masters races while also providing invaluable support and project assistance for a wide range of endurance sport projects.
These days "joining" XC Oregon can consist of everything from merely paid attendance at one of our open-to-the-public events (example: Oregon Fall/Spring Camps), the Friends of XC Oregon program (welcoming all ages and abilities of adult skiers) -- and we still provide nominal travel and race club support for motivated high level skiers living in Oregon with established elite credentials that wish to continue racing.
Please visit our Event and Friends of XC Oregon pages to find out more about public events and our unique Friends program. If you are an elite skier and wish to explore racing support option, please email jd at xcoregon dot org with a note of enquiry for XC Oregon Coach/Director J.D. Downing.