Cross-Country & Snowshoe


We’re Here To Get You On The Trails

Pine Mountain Sports is not just another ski shop. We only carry free-heel skis, boots, and bindings. When it comes to Cross Country skis we’re ready for you with a great selection of Cross Country skis from Fischer and Rossignol. Our Cross Country inventory includes everything from lightweight “in-track” classic skis, to the wider, metal-edged cross country skis for breaking your own trails (our specialty!). And we offer a great selection of winter demos so you can try out almost every ski we sell, before you buy it.

Try Before You Buy

Are you shopping for Cross Country skis? The Pine Mountain Sports winter demo fleet includes all of our best-selling Cross Country skis from Fischer and Rossignol. Try them before you buy them and we’ll give you up to 3 rentals back towards purchase.

Free Ski Wax Clinics

Mirrored after our popular Bicycle Repair clinics, our free Ski Wax Clinics cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis at home. Glide waxing techniques in this clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards. And yes, your waxless Cross Country skis still need wax on the tips and tails. Even if you have no intention of doing your own ski waxing, this clinic will give the knowledge you need to make sure your skis are maintained and performing at their best. Our ski wax clinics are held from Nov-Feb.

Meissner Nordic Trails & Membership

Bend’s most popular community Nordic trails are located at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. While there is no charge to ski on the Meissner Nordic trails, please know that these trails and their grooming costs depend on donations in order to sustain themselves. Whether you are a one-time visitor, or a local skier – we encourage you to make a donation to these wonderful trails. You can make a cash donation at the trailhead (look for the donation box) or you can donate online any time. Here’s a link to the Meissner Trail Map.

Parking Passes For Sno-Parks?

Keep in mind that you must have a valid Sno-Park permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle if you park at designated Sno-Parks between November 1 and April 30. We have these daily Sno-Park passes ($6) and the annual/winter Sno-Park passes ($29) at the store during the seasons they are required. Ask our staff for suggestions on planning and parking for your adventure.

Snowshoe Trails

Snowshoeing the easiest way to explore central Oregon in the winter. If you can walk you can snowshoe. Almost all of the local Sno-Parks have snowshoe trails. Just remember to walk NEXT to the Cross Country Ski trail and not IN them. Pine Mountain Sports rents a variety of snowshoes. Check out our winter rentals page for details.

Dogs On The Winter Trails?

Planning on taking your dog? Wanoga, Skyliner and Edison Sno-Parks are your best (and maybe only) options where dogs are welcome. Remember that Meissner, Vista Butte, and Dutchman Sno-Parks all fall into the “No Dogs” Zone. Regardless of where you take your dog, please control your pet at all times and pick up after them.

Fatbiking in Bend?

Fat biking in Bend is fun year-round, but if you’re looking for snow here’s a few suggestions. First off, read COTA’s Winter Fatbike Trail Tips. Then, please don’t ride at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. Central Oregon has over 250 miles of local snowmobile trails, so there is ample groomed riding. Fatbikers should make way for snowmobiles (as fatbikes on the trail can be hard to see and unexpected) and depending on where you start, it can be a noisy experience. When the snow conditions are good, there are two pop-up fatbike-specific groomed trails (usually a 3 and 6 mile loop) at the Wanoga Sno-Park. When these trails are open, they are detailed at BendTrails. There is also a very good Facebook group page called Central Oregon Fatbikes.

Current Trail Conditions?

We strive to provide current snow and trailhead conditions for Bend and Central Oregon from our friends at the Deschutes National Forest. The following link contains a detailed report of the most recent trailhead and Forest Service information…

Most current Trail Conditions Report from Deschutes National Forest

Our favorite source for accurate weather at Mt. Bachelor (Wanoga and Meissner are just a couple miles away and down the hill) is this Mountain Forecast and the one at National Weather Service. Keep in mind that the parking lot at Mt. Bachelor is at 6000 ft and the summit is 9000 ft.

And finally, for current mountain snow and trail conditions feel free to call us at the store.

For further Deschutes National Forest trails information:

  • Deschutes National Forest Headquarters: (541) 383-5300
  • Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District: (541) 383-4000
  • Sisters Ranger District: (541) 549-7700
  • Crescent Ranger District: (541) 433-3200