Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Winter is anything but a stay-inside season in Bend and Central Oregon.
With its mild temperatures and large number of fun activities – there’s outstanding sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, skating and skiing near Bend – winter is as much of an outdoor season as summer.
Best of all, Bend’s premier lodging establishment, Riverhouse on the Deschutes, is home base for all of these recreational opportunities. Just five minutes from downtown Bend and about 30 minutes from the Cascade Mountains’ winter-activities corridor, Riverhouse on the Deschutes offers its guests a variety of deals and discounts to encourage them to enjoy themselves in the Great Outdoors.
Bend, Oregon Snowboarding and Skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Known for its dry, powdery snow and long ski season – usually November through May – Mt. Bachelor is the largest ski resort in Oregon, the second-largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S. and the sixth-largest of all ski resorts in the nation.
Cross-Country Skiing Near Bend, Oregon
Boasting one of the longest Nordic seasons in the U.S., Mount Bachelor offers 12 trails with 34 miles of groomed tracks.
Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Skating and Sledding
Explore more than 1.6 million acres of Deschutes National Forest by snowshoe or by snowmobile. Mt. Bachelor offers free, 90-minute snowshoe interpretive tours by U.S. Forest Service Naturalists each winter. Check Mt. Bachelor's website for details.
Wanderlust Tours also offers various snowshoe tours including moonlight hikes during the winter months.
If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the Cascades via snowmobile. Reserve a machine at Central Oregon Rentals.
Sledding is offered at Wanoga Sno Park as well as Skyliner Sno Park (Sno Park Passes are required).
And The Pavilion, located near the Mt. Bachelor Park n' Ride lot in Bend, offers deluxe ice skating on a covered, outdoors regulation-sized rink.
Operated out of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, the Oregon Trail of Dreams Dog Sled experience just a phone call away. This homegrown company is owned and operated by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter, Rachael. Rachael competed and finished the Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 2006. Tour the Cascade Mountains, taking in the sights of Central Oregon – the snow-covered Broken Top, the Three Sisters and Mt. – from the comfort of a blanket-laden dog sled.
Not a skier? Head to Mt. Bachelor anyway and enjoy its Snowblast Tubing Park. Three sessions are offered daily, and it typically sells out on the weekends, so reservations are suggested.
For lodging premiums while visiting Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountains, visit the packages page for lodging deals at Riverhouse on the Deschutes.