Winter Activities in Bend and Central Oregon


Enjoy the mild Bend, Oregon temperatures and fun winter activities while making The Riverhouse Hotel your home base. The Riverhouse Hotel is located in the heart of Bend and Central Oregon – just five minutes from downtown and 30 minutes from the Cascade Mountain winter activities corridor.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor 
The Riverhouse Hotel offers ski and snowboard packages to Mt. Bachelor. Mt. Bachelor is known for its dry snow along with having a long ski season running November through May. It's the largest ski resort in the state of Oregon and the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S., behind Vail and the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation. 

Cross country skiing 
Boasting one of the longest Nordic seasons in the US, Mt. Bachelor offers 56 km of machine-groomed tracks in which they groom every night during ski season with over a dozen trails. 

Snowmobiling, snowshoeing and sledding Explore over 1.6 million acres of Deschutes National Forest by snowshoe or snowmobile. Mt. Bachelor offers free 90 minute snowshoe interpretive tours by US Forest Service Naturalists each winter providing snowshoes. Check out Mt. Bachelor's website for details.  Wanderlust Tours also offers various snowshoe tours including moonlight tours during the winter months. Sledding is offered at Wanoga Sno Park as well as Skyliner Sno Park (sno park passes are required). If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the Cascades via snow mobile. Reserve a snow mobile through Central Oregon Rentals.

Dog Sledding
Operated out of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort join the Oregon Trail of Dreams Dog Sled experience. This homegrown company is operated and owned by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter Rachael. Rachael is a world renowned athlete and participated in her first Iditarod finish in 2006. Tour through the Cascade Mountains, taking in the sights of Central Oregon... snow-covered Broken Top, the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor from the comfort of an Iditarod Dog Sled.

Snowblast Tubing
Not a skier? Head to Mt. Bachelor and enjoy their Snowblast Tubing Park. Mt. Bachelor offers three sessions daily, and they typically sell out on the weekends, so reservations are suggested. 

For Bend, Oregon hotel lodging deals while visiting Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountains visit our hot deals page for hot deal dates at the Riverhouse Hotel!