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The Great Nordeen

  • Mt. Bachelor 13000 Southwest Century Drive Bend, OR, 97702 United States (map)

The Great Nordeen is a Bend tradition and fitting tribute to Emil Nordeen. Emil Nordeen, who grew up in Sweden, became a Bend icon after settling here in 1920. He’s best known for twice winning the 42-mile Fort Klamath-Crater Lake ski race (1929, 1931). In 1927, he helped establish the Bend Skyliners Club as a mountain search and rescue and skiing promotion group. This 17th annual Nordeen includes X-Country freestyle race and fat bikes. Races are 30k and 18k. Check out the MBSEF website for more info.

Earlier Event: January 25
West Side Story
Later Event: February 1
USA Climbing Bouldering Nationals