The Virtual BMT course will be the same as this year’s Tour of Meissner 30km classic, which will be held the Saturday before the Virtual BMT. The course starts at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park at an elevation of approximately 5,400 feet and wends its way up and down from a low of 5,020 feet to a high of 5,860 before finishing back where it started. Trails will be groomed Feb 1-6, no grooming on Monday, January 31.
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.