Skiers and snowboarders flock to Oregon to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and terrific year-round conditions. What will you discover on our snowy peaks?
Powder-chasers wanting to pass on the tradition to their children often choose Oregon, since its variety of mountains range from beginner to expert. At many resorts, children under 5 ski free. This is a great way to introduce the next generation to the addicting sport.
If you have always wanted to try a snow sport but have been too nervous, Oregon is a great entry-level vacation spot where the mood is relaxed and the resorts are easy-going. Lessons are available at many of the resorts if you need an intro or refresher.
Several of Oregon’s most famous ski areas are located on volcano Mount Hood. And with a climate that produces amazing snowfall with mild temperatures, even those who are not cold weather enthusiasts can have a great time.
If you do not have time to visit the popular wine country in Oregon, you can enjoy a little apres ski with local wines from Willamette Valley, which are available near most popular ski resorts, such as Willamette Pass. Bonus: this unique ski and snowboard area boasts one of the steepest runs in the world. Just ski then indulge!
Another favorite way to enjoy the terrain is through night skiing offered at many Oregon resorts. This is a beautiful way to appreciate nature (and squeeze a few more runs into your day). For those of you who might enjoy relaxing in the lodge instead of on the slopes, Oregon is also known for its innovative cuisine. Paired with delicious Rainstorm wines and gorgeous nature scenes, post-ski leisure is just as exciting.
There’s truly something for everybody. After spending the day on the slopes, don’t forget to to sample delectable wines from Willamette Valley and discover more of what Oregon has to offer.