Skiing and Snowboarding: Hit the Slopes at Mount Bachelor
Located just a short drive from Bend, Oregon, The Mount Bachelor skiing area can be accessed from Eugene, Oregon via the OR 58 E.
Featuring one of Oregon’s largest ski areas at over one thousand total acres, Mt. Bachelor offers one of the longest skiing seasons out of any other resort available in the Nation. Open between November through May, visitors can generally ski without restriction, depending upon the weather conditions. Mount Bachelor averages over 450 inches of snow per year. During the summer, the Mount Bachelor ski area transforms into a mountain biking getaway, so the area is enjoyable regardless of the time of year you choose to visit.
Just outside of Sisters, Hoodoo offers fun big hill skiing that includes night skiing as well. Several resorts nearby are RV friendly, so you can make it a day trip, or a weekend trip with a rental from Turn Key RV.
For cross country skiers,Wanoga Sno-Park Cross-country Loop is an easy loop, a great start for those beginners who’d like to give cross country skiing a try. Trails are 2 miles through pine forests, and are level.
In addition to skiing, other activities you can enjoy include:
Free guided hikes are available every weekend, and every day during holiday breaks during the winter, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service Ranger at Mt. Bachelor.
Other places to snowshoe:
Tumalo Mountain Snowshoe – Moderate grade
Black Butte Snowshoe – Rigorous. 4.7 mile loop
Vista Loop – Easy to Moderate.
Mt. Bachelor offers the Snowblast Tubing Park, and near Sisters at Hoodoo, the Autobahn Tubing Park is a fun and suitable park for all ages. Wanoga Sno-Park is a popular sledding location for locals, and can be found as you make your way to Mt. Bachelor.
Other great areas to check out for tubing and sledding:
Dutchman Flat Sno-Park
Drake Park Sledding
Mt. Bachelor Cinder Cone
A full-sized rink can be found in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend. Other rinks are located at Seventh Mountain Resort, Centennial Plaza in Redmond, Oregon, and The Village at Sunriver.
Sled Dog Rides
Sled Dog Rides? Yes! Offered by the team of Oregon Trail of Dreams at Mt. Bachelor, you can experience the thrill of the race with a team of endurance trained athletes and their “mushers” who have raced in such famous events as the Iditarod.