XC Oregon H.S. Invitational

XC Oregon High School XC Ski Invitational

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022

Location: Mt Bachelor Nordic Center

Latest Update:  Wednesday, January 12, 2021
The 2022 XC Oregon High School XC Ski Invitational is set on team schedules and we are looking forward to a nearly "normal" Invite this year. Out-of-area teams should note that there are no parking reservation requirements at Mt Bachelor this season (yea!). However, please note that the Mt Bachelor parking lot will tend to get full the later you arrive so even with the relatively comfortable race start time, your team will need to plan your travel around not only driving conditions, but also potential crowded roads and parking on the last leg up to Mt Bachelor.

Special Note: The 2022 XC Oregon Invite will be dedicated to the memory of Tom Gibbons, a legendary figure in Oregon Nordic skiing history. 


Event Maps

5km Individual Course (and Relay Cut-offs)

Individual Race Stadium Map

Relay Stadium Map


Essential Event Information & Schedule For Coaches

Trail Passes

XC Oregon with the additional support of the Oregon Nordic Ski Foundation will once again sponsor 100% of all Invite trail and race fees for all athletes, coaches, and official volunteers.

The specific process for picking up your race passes will be emailed and posted for all teams the week prior to the Invite. All coaches and official volunteers for the Invite will have guest passes. Volunteers on foot will only be allowed to walk on a specific route to the start/finish area.


Invite Schedule

11:00am girls race start, boys to follow after completion.

Event Program: 5km individual.....freestyle technique.....20 second interval start.....an optional & low-key 3 x 1km freestyle relay (one girls relay, one boys relay) will follow individual race awards.

Note: Relay will not take place if weather is bad or scheduled delayed for any reason.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION:  A link to the seeding Google sheet will be sent out to all team representatives latest by Monday, 17th. Deadline for entries/seeds for the race will most likely be set for Wednesday evening (19th) -- but this will be confirmed in coming days. Any questions,  contact Race Registrar: Jinny Martin: [email protected]; 541-389-2849


OISRA Technical Assignments

Course Monitors:  Bend High School  

Timing:  Southern League

The Invitational is a registered OISRA event and official state qualifier for Mt Hood, Northern, and Southern Nordic Leagues. Guests who are not registered as full-season OISRA racers are welcome to participate. All guest racer fees will be paid by the XC Oregon sponsorship.

Event Production:
The XC Oregon non-profit.


Detailed Schedule & Format Logistics:

8:30am-10am: Stadium and Course Set-up

10:30am: Start/Finish/Timing Volunteer Meeting @ Finish area

10:35am: Course Monitor Meeting @ Announcing tent

11:00am -- 5km individual FREESTYLE girls interval 20 second starts, followed by boys race.

Approximately 1:00pm -- Individual Awards Ceremony in stadium area (please all teams attend)

Approximately 1:30/45pm -- 3 x 1km relays (2 races run to completion: girls relay & boys relay). Each race should take roughly 15-20mins with minimal break in between to organize next start.

Individual Race Format Logistics:
-- All skiers will ski the same 5km course.
-- Individual interval start, 1 skier @ 20 second intervals for both girls and boys.
-- Following all girl's starts would be a 5 minute break before the first boy's starter.
-- The top ten finishers for girls and boys races will receive awards. Short award ceremony will ideally take place BEFORE the relay so teams that want to head out can do so.

Relay Format Logistics:
-- The relay is completely optional and low-key. Any school that wishes to begin travel home after the individual awards -- please free to head out!
-- 2 separate relay races will be held -- 1 girls relay and 1 boys relay.
-- Relay consists of 3 skiers each skiing a roughly 1km loop.
-- Schools are allowed up to 3 teams per gender.
-- Schools are allowed 1 team on the first row assuming space is available.
-- No relay awards will be provided


Other Resources 

Archived Past Invite Results on OISRA.org

Any questions please email jd at xcoregon dot org