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Spring Skiing: Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center Hosts Annual U.S. Ski Team Camp

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
May, 23 2022
Alayna Sonnesyn and Jessie Diggins
Alayna Sonnesyn and Jessie Diggins enjoy the sunshine and outstanding ski conditions during Spring Camp at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center (@jessiediggins)

Believe it or not, it is mid-May. For those following a traditional cross-country calendar, this means the start of a new training year, building toward the 2022/2023 competition season. And, for many of the top American athletes, this means it’s time to make an annual pilgrimage to Bend, Oregon for the on-snow camp of the season at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center.

The weather gods were kind to the camp attendees, with nearly a foot of fresh snow falling on Mt. Bachelor last weekend, restoring it to mid-Winter conditions. April was also a fruitful month for snowfall, setting up for a base-depth of 92” currently reported on the trails – not bad for May!

To learn more about the camp and what has made Bend and Mt. Bachelor a staple of the U.S. Ski Team’s early season training, FasterSkier connected with head coach Matt Whitcomb, who shared that he has been coming to Bend almost-annually for the last 26 years. 

He first experienced the trails at Mt. Bachelor during the 1996 U.S. National Championships. 

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