Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Mt. Bachelor, the crown jewel of Central Oregon’s winter sports mecca, is one of the top 10 largest ski resorts in the United States. Open for skiing and snowboarding from November through May, the 9,065 foot mountain has the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington and offers 3,683 acres of terrain. Ten chairlifts, including seven high speed quads serve a varied mix of 88 runs with about 15 percent of the terrain rated as easier, 25 percent more difficult, 35 percent most difficult and 25 percent extreme.

Central Oregon Snow: Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Sledding and more.

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Central Oregon in the winter. For some, a relaxing trip into the woods in the snow is enough to get your heart pumping.

So now’s the time to get out there and explore Central Oregon’s sno-parks just a short drive from Bend and Sunriver. The sno-parks with Nordic, snowshoe and snowmobile trails offer a diverse opportunity to enjoy the snow.

Before You Go

  • Sno-Park permits are required between November 1st and April 30th. Daily permits are $4, annual permits are $25 and can be purchased at the DMV and locations listed here.
  • Dogs are not allowed in sno-parks NORTH of Cascade Lakes Highway or on Mt. Bachelor’s Nordic trails.
  • Warming huts can be found on several trails, but be prepared for changing weather conditions in the backcountry.

4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters

Sun Country Tours

Sunriver Sports Group

Village Bike & Ski Shop

Central Oregon Visitors Association