Our Youth Club is a fun-focused program that introduces young people to the basics of cross country skiing.

Participants will learn both classic and skate technique through ski games, skill exercises and skiing adventures from an enthusiastic, experienced and professionally trained group of coaches. We’ve developed our own sKey Skills program to encourage new skiers to attempt and achieve skiing basics- one step at a time. sKey Skills are tracked throughout the season and awards are given to all participants.  We know that some of you have been part of the program in the past, and we really enjoy challenging the more experience Youth Club members with longer skis and tours to all of the secret spots around the Meissner trail system.   Pretty soon you will be waiting up for your parents!

While children learn and play, parents can enjoy the fantastic trails at the Virginia Meissner Sno-park, which is close to Bend and offers easy to moderate terrain. A limited amount of loaner equipment is available to help participants transition into a new sport. The Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Youth Club strives to assist Central Oregon families in their pursuit of opportunities that fosters new friendships and a lifelong love for the outdoor winter environment.

The Bend Endurance Academy is committed to keeping program costs low and Youth Club members are not required to purchase a season pass and transportation to and from skiing is included in program tuition. We even had our own “coach style” bus shuttle us to snow last season.  We do encourage all Academy families to have a current Meissner Nordic/TLC membership.


  • Nordic Parent Meeting- Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2013 – Bend Endurance Academy Conference Room 6:30pm
Ages 7-11
Dates Ten Selected Weekends from December through February
Dec. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.  Jan. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26.  Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23.
Winter Camp: – open to everyone enrolled in the program
January 3-5
Days/Times 1 or 2 days per week
Saturday and/or Sunday mornings
9am to noon- you can choose to drop your children at the BEA offices or meet us up on the snow.
Costs 2 Days per week $300
1 Day per week $200
Trail Pass The Bend Endurance Academy encourages families to support the Tumalo Langlauf Club by purchasing an individual or family membership for the grooming and trail maintenance at Meissner Sno Park. Visit to join!
Locations Meissner Sno Park (13 miles SW of Bend off of Century Drive, half way to Mt. Bachelor)
Extras Participants will have access to team wax on classic days. No worries–your coaches will help you learn to choose the right wax! Participants will receive a program handbook with helpful resources and information on equipment.
Transportation from the Academy office is included!