Winter in Sunriver: A Snow Globe Come to Life

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If you’re craving a winter wonderland experience, then look no further than Sunriver. It’s a place where bikes and snow totally go together, a place where morning traffic is a peaceful line of cross country skiers making their way back to the lodge; and it’s also a place where lifelong memories are made.

When you step out of your cozy retreat to explore The Village at Sunriver, you’ll feel like you walked into a snow globe. Everything here is centrally located. You can stop into Sunriver Brewing Company for a locally crafted cold one then burn off a few calories ice skating at The Pavilion or shop at one of the many quaint stores.

Throughout the holiday season, Sunriver is decked out with twinkling lights and snowy scenes. There’s even horse-drawn sleigh rides and a Gingerbread House competition where all the proceeds go to the Newberry Habitat for Humanity.

In Sunriver, you’ll never have to look far for a fire to warm up by. If you need help figuring out what to do or where to go, the Central Oregon Visitors Association is available to help. If you must do a little work while on vacation, there’s multiple cozy coffee shops to get it done.

Whether you want to explore and go on new adventures or relax and recharge, you’re on the path to discovering what’s so special about Sunriver!

Mackenzie Wilson
Mackenzie Ballard
Mackenzie Ballard is COVA's Marketing Manager and in-house videographer. She came to COVA after more than 5 years in front of a camera working as a TV journalist. Her true passion is writing. Growing up in Sandpoint, Idaho – Mackenzie spent her summers boating on Lake Pend Oreille and winters snowboarding Schweitzer. After graduating from the University of Idaho, Mackenzie tested out city-life in Portland; but bumper-to-bumper traffic and the rain finally took their toll on her and she packed up and headed to the High Desert. Now, it’s hard to get her to leave Bend, even just for the weekend. There are just too many amazing hikes, bike rides and camping spots to take advantage of in Central Oregon to go elsewhere.