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Winter in Central Oregon

THE BEST SNOW IN THE WEST

The days may be short and the air may be cold, but that only fuels Central Oregon’s adventurous spirit.

Even in the cold and snow, you won’t find Central Oregon hibernating. Winter offers a whole new world to explore, from skiing and snowmobiling to snowshoeing and ice-skating. You can begin with fresh tracks on the mountain at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo Ski Area and end with fireside après ski at any number of breweries and restaurants in town. Fill your day with other local adventures in this winter wonderland, from visiting exhibits at the High Desert Museum to discovering a new band at a local bar or venue. In the winter, bluebird days aren’t a rarity in Central Oregon and you’ll find plenty of reasons to get outside.

In addition to downhill sports, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Mt. Bachelor offers regularly scheduled dogsled tours led by qualified guides. Oregon Trail of Dreams, owned by an Iditarod-competing family, takes guests into parts of the forest many people never see.

SKI RESORTS

Sun and snow abound during Central Oregon winters, with legendary powder and accessible expanses of world-class terrain.

WHERE TO SKI

ICE SKATING

In addition to the rinks at The Village at Sunriver and Seventh Mountain Resort near Bend, the new Bend Parks and Recreation rink, The Pavilion, is now open. All three offer outdoor winter skating experiences for your whole family.

WHERE TO SKATE

SNOWMOBILE TOURS

Thanks to the efforts of regional snowmobiling clubs, there are hundreds of miles of groomed and well-marked trails to “sled” throughout Central Oregon.

FIND A GUIDE

MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES

Explore the indoors in Central Oregon. From world-class museums to local art, there is so much to see.

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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