It’s September and even though the weather is still warm, it’s possible that we could be able to go skiing in Oregon as early as the first week of October.
The BIG question though is where should you go skiing? If you read the Oregon ski resorts map or the Oregon ski report, you know that there are a lot of great places to go skiing here that’s why in this article we will provide you with a list of ski destinations that you should add to your list of places to visit this winter.
Mount Hood Oregon
Located about 2 hours from Portland, Mount Hood is the most iconic place to go skiing in Oregon. If you plan on going here during the winter it’s best to remember that it’s a busy place to ski during peak season so you should take a shuttle or public transportation to the mountain so you can avoid the hassle of driving there.
Mt Hood Oregon as a total of five different resorts to choose from, including the Timberline Ski Resort, each resort has its own Mt Hood skiing area so it’s best to take stock of your skiing abilities and research each area so that you ski in the best location for your skiing abilities. Click here to learn more about where to ski on Mount Hood.
If you’re staying in Portland to ski Mount Hood, keep in mind that skiing in Washington State is only a short drive away and there are plenty of skiing destinations there that you should add to your schedule.
Hoodoo Ski Area
Besides Mount Hood, one of the other ski resorts near Portland Oregon that you should consider is the Hoodoo Ski Area. It’s located just a stone’s throw from Sisters and has a wide variety of awesome places to ski and a rad autobahn tubing park that’s perfect for kids.
When coming to Hoodoo it’s best to monitor road conditions and verify which lifts are open. Thankfully, skiers who come to this destination are also adventurous since they also offer night skiing here as well so come prepared for a great experience!
Last of all, how could be not mention Mount Bachelor? It’s located in Central Oregon and is the “best-kept secret” ski spot in Oregon. We say that because whenever people think about Oregon Skiing, they usually consider Mount Hood before anything else and Bachelor is always second on the list.
What’s great about Mount Bachelor is that you can literally ski for half the year there because it’s not uncommon for the mountain to be open for skiing from November through April of the following year.
When is the best time to visit Mount Bachelor? It’s typically in December or January when snowfall in Central Oregon is at its heaviest.
During the process of planning your trip there just make sure you plan it in advance and monitor the road conditions since it can be a little dicey driving there from other destinations during the winter and depending on the snowfall, some lifts may not be open.
That’s it for our recommendations for where to go skiing in Oregon! If you have any Oregon Skiing Spots that you think we should add to our list feel free to leave us a comment below.