The BMT course will be the same as this year’s Tour of Meissner 30km classic, which will be held the Saturday before the BMT. The course starts at 5,797 vertical feet and wends its way up and down with the lowest elevation at 5,032 feet before finishing at 5,853. There is no finish sign at 15km, but it is marked with a 15km sign. Please stop your timer there. Monday is the day Meissner does not groom normally and they decided to not groom tomorrow, Feb. 1, but the course will be in great shape the rest of the week.
The Meissner Nordic Community Ski Trails are located entirely within the Deschutes National Forest and operate under a Grooming Agreement issued by the United States Forest Service (USFS). Partnering together for over 20 years, Meissner Nordic Ski Club and the USFS provide winter recreation December 1st through March 31st to cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The groomed ski trails and snowshoe trails start at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, located west of Bend on Cascade Lakes Highway near mile marker 14. The high point in the trail system is at 5,860 feet and the low point is at 5,020 feet.