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Snow Sports in Oregon
You think Oregon, you think green, but here’s another option: White.
Discover the sprawling national forests and stunning ski areas ready to compliment your winter vacation to Oregon's high altitudes.
A real cowboy town, Pendleton is home to great winter recreation in the nearby Umatilla National Forest.
Encompassing 1.4 million acres, this national forest is a haven for those of you looking forward to some sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling in northeast Oregon.
In the Umatilla National Forest, you can enjoy sledding at Rose Springs and Andies Prairie – ideal for family vacations – or gliding through cross-country ski areas like Horseshoe Prairie, and the Meacham Divide.
If alpine skiing is more of your thing, check out the Ski Bluewood ski area or the Spout Springs ski area – open to downhill skiing enthusiasts from November until April.
Mt. Baker features 71 runs – the longest of which at 1.5 miles – and a top elevation of 9,000 feet. Take advantage of 3,683 skiable acres and four terrain parks, and enjoy the rest of your winter in Oregon.
Pay a visit to Oregon any time of year for on-your-feet adventure, and plenty of winter fun. Join your two greatest passions – Oregon and outdoor recreation – and we’ll see you in the Beaver State.
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Nestled in the Mount Hood National Forest, the Mt. Hood Ski Resort is winter recreational haven for visitors of the Columbia River Gorge region of northern Oregon.
As one of the northwest's premier ski resorts, the skiing and snowboarding is spectacular, on the wind-protected side of Mt. Hood.
From morning through the night, carve into any of the 85 runs spread across 2,150 acres of terrain.
Snowboarders love to practice their moves on the incredible MeadowsParks area of the resort.
New to this winter-time favorite sport? Sign up for a lesson to learn from the pros.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
Encompassing over 3,600 acres, the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area is set near La Pine in the Oregon Cascades. Located on the north face of Mt. Bachelor, this ski area is the largest in the state and the second-largest in America, on one mountain.
Since 1958, skiers have enjoyed carving into the snow on the mountain. The ski area has become an official training resort for several Winter Olympic athletes and professionals, who train at the mountain. With seven express quad lifts, three triple chair lifts, two tubing tows and a magic carpet, serving 71 ski runs, there's plenty of places to have fun.
Snowboarders and skiers alike, love practicing their moves in the four Terrain Parks and the Superpipe. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snow-tubing are also fun ways to have fun in the snow.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Opened in 1928, Mount Hood Ski Bowl is found in Government Camp, and is the closest ski resort to metropolitan Portland. Encompassing nearly 1,000 acres of Mt. Hood National Forest, the ski area features some of the best downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, and snowmobiling within the Oregon Cascades.
Those in need of ski or snowboard rentals can stop by the Skibowl Rental Shop to get set up for a day of fun on the slopes. Lessons are also available at the Olympic Ski School. When the kids are ready for a break, head inside where they can play in the Super Play Zone or grab some lunch in the Beer Stube.
Willamette Pass Ski Area
Plan your next winter ski adventure for the Cascade region of Oregon and head for the Willamette Pass Ski Area. A short drive from nearby Oakridge, the Willamette Pass Ski Area is just north of Odell Lake, off of Highway 58, and features six total lifts and 29 runs spread across nearly 555 acres of skiable land.
While a bulk of the business seen at Willamette Pass Ski Area is during the winter season, summer visitors can also check out the area for hiking, sightseeing, and disc golf. Many others also choose geocaching and mountain biking the terrain in and around Diamond Peak Wilderness Area and Odell Lake.