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Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for backcountry trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. Some inns offer special ski packages and all are glad to share their favorite spots with you. After your day's adventure, curl up at a cozy and warm bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
Oregon's Winter Recreation Regions
Central and Eastern Oregon
Mt. Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend and Sunriver, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and snowboarding from November through May. Famous for its deep, dry powder and with 3,683 acres of terrain served by a network of ten lifts, seven of which are high speed quads, there’s room for every interest and ability. In addition to the world renowned downhill skiing and snowboarding; snowshoeing tours, sled dog rides and Nordic skiing are all offered on site.
Ferguson Ridge is a community owned ski area located just 9 miles outside Joseph, Oregon. Operated by the Eagle Cap Ski Club, Ferguson Ridge Ski Patrol, and the Enterprise-Joseph Lions Club, it's completely run on heart-volunteers who want a community place to gather and play
With the highest base elevation of any ski area in the state (7,100 feet) and located in the Elkhorn Ridge of the Blue Mountains, Anthony Lakes has the recipe for light, dry snow. Anthony Lakes is 19 miles west of the North Powder Exit 285 off Interstate 84 on a well maintained all-weather road.
Willamette Pass Resort on Highway 58 offers big mountain skiing to a variety of skill levels. Seven lifts including the states only high-speed six passenger lift will take you to 360 degrees of alpine adventure.
Mt. Hood and The Gorge
Mt. Hood's ski resorts provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and cross country skiing.
Mt Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mt. Hood! Enjoy 2150 acres of terrain with high speed express service with 5 high speed quads. Twelve chairlifts total and Snowcat access the greatest variety of terrain in the state of Oregon. Experts will revel in backcountry skiing at Heather Canyon.
Timberline Ski Resort is the only ski area in North America that's open 12 months of the year with up to 3,590 vertical feet.
Community owned Mt. Ashland, the highest mountain in Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou range, is one of the only slopes in the nation where skiers can carve graceful turns during the day and enjoy clever turns of phrase at night. It’s located just 30 minutes from Ashland, where après ski options include a vibrant arts community, superb restaurants, quaint bed and breakfasts, and a world famous Shakespeare Festival.
From Mt. Ashland’s 7,533-foot summit, skiers and snowboarders ride a drop of 1,150 vertical feet. There is a remarkable terrain park, and the four chairlifts provide access to 23 trails as well as to open bowl skiing. The mountain’s 200 acres of skiing offer a number of challenging runs, including Ado and Balcony, leading locals to brag: If you can ski Ashland, you can ski anywhere.
Ski two resorts and experience different terrain and different snow. Mt Hood Meadows is 19 miles from the Inn and Timberline, 35, accessible on Hwys 35 and 26, well maintained during winter conditions. Ski packages include lodging and lift ticket discounts. Acres of National Forests await for those looking for backcountry adventure. Timberline, the only year round ski area in North America
Mount Hood - Parkdale, Oregon
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Crater Lake Skiing has the best Cross Country views anywhere. Stay below the heavy snow at the Prospect Hotel, yet be just 45 minutes from world class views. Cross Country on Crater Lake rim road provides spectacular vistas with variable difficulty. Snowshoe Crater Lake for a more relaxing trip. Take FREE Ranger guided snowshoe hikes! You won't get a better ski than Cross Country at Crater Lake!
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The Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon are a backcountry skier's dream! See WallowaAvalancheCenter.org for snow conditions & other info. Nearby Ferguson Ridge Ski Area (skifergi.com) is great for boarding and reliving the old days of T-bar and rope tow skiing. Where else can you ski all day for under $20?
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