XC Oregon H.S. Invitational

XC Oregon High School XC Ski Invitational

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Location: Mt Bachelor Nordic Center

Latest Update: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 XC Oregon High School XC Ski Invitational looked very different this season. To match the general OISRA Nordic plans for the 20/21 season, the Invitational transformed (hopefully just this one time!) into a funded opportunity for all Central Oregon HS Nordic teams to enjoy a same-day, same course team time trial experience with the ability to compare times between schools as conditions allowed. Each team conducted their team time trial in a team "bubble" that fully conformed to OHA and CDC requirements for COVID-safety at K-12 outdoor individual sport events. Nordic skiing is considered a sport in the lowest risk category. No spectators were allowed at these 2021 Winter team time trials and XC Oregon deliberately kept venue set-up at a minimalist level to reduce needed volunteer time. So it ended up a relatively quiet and low-key "show" in 2021 -- that also happened to be part of the only fully legal and COVID-safe high school sport operating currently on the West Coast of the USA.

All information below this paragraph is being kept for (hopefully) better times ahead in Winter 21/22 so we can return to "normal".


IMPORTANT RESOURCES (for Coaches, Officials, Parents, Volunteers)

Archived Past Invite Results on OISRA.org

Event Maps: (pending confirmation by Nordic Center)

5km Individual Course (and Relay Cut-offs)

Individual Race Stadium Map

Relay Stadium Map


Essential Event Information & Schedule For Coaches

XC Oregon has again budgeted support for the Invitational such that teams, coaches, and athletes will not have any trail pass or race fees.

10:30am 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.

Host Northern League School: Bend SHS (providing course marshals)

Timing: Southern League



Contact Race registrar: Jinny Martin: [email protected]; 541-389-2849


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.

Organizational Responsibilities:
Organizational responsibilities for the Invitational are divided up between both leagues and the XC Oregon program.


Race Schedule & Format Logistics:

Race Schedule:
10:30am -- 5km individual FREESTYLE girls interval 20 second starts, followed by boys race.

Approximately 12:30pm -- Individual Awards Ceremony in team tent village area (please all teams attend)

Approximately 1-1:15pm -- 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


Past Results and Photos

Archived Invitational Results

Photos of the 2015 Invite (credit: Julie Benson)


Any questions please email jd at xcoregon dot org