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.
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.
RASTA has established a 13.5k race course for the Boulder Mountain Tour (BMT) that explores the varied terrain of the Washburn Lake Silent Sports cross country ski trails. All racers will start from the Perch Lake Shelter and follow a well marked race course that leads skiers out into a undulating course that we are sure all skiers will enjoy. Upon finishing a lap, the racer then completes additional laps to complete their 15k or 30k race. GPS tracks of the course can be downloaded at http://rastatrails.org/events/
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) maintains the Oneida County, Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area cross country ski trails which are located adjacent to Perch Lake Park. The trailhead has a warming shelter that provides access to 20 miles of cross country ski trails that are groomed for both classic and freestyle techniques.