Mount Bachelor Area Sno-Parks

Located in central Oregon, there are several SnoParks off of the Cascade Lakes Highway for cros-country ski and snowshoes trips.

Getting there

driving

The nearest town is Bend, Oregon off of US-97. It's ~6 hour drive from Seattle. In wintertime much of the Cascades Lakes Highway is closed. From Bend, drive SR-372 (NW Colorado Ave, SW Colorado Ave and then SW Century Dr off of SR-97) to the Sno-Parks along it's route to the Mount Baker ski area.

air travel

The nearest airport is Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), 20 miles north of Bend.

transit

From mid-December to mid-April, Cascades East Transit offers a reasonably-priced bus service from the Bend Park-N-Ride lot (located on SW Columbia St between Galveston and Simpson) and various points in central Oregon to Mount Bachelor.

sno-parks

  • Meissner Sno-Park
  • Swampy Sno-Park
  • Edison Butte Sno-Park
  • Vista Butte Sno-Park
  • Skyliners Sno-Park
  • Dutchman Flat Sno-Park

notes

  • The Mount Bachelor ski area and Nordic center offers a variety of in-bounds terrain for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Uphill in-bounds travel is allowed on designated routes for those eager to "earn their turns." And the dedicated Nordic center has groomed cross-country ski trails. Summertime activities include hiking and mountain biking.
  • Nearby backcountry ski options include Todd Lake and Tumalo Mountain.
  • Difficulty: G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed, G-XC 3 Intermediate Groomed, U-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Ungroomed, U-XC 3 Intermediate Ungroomed
Map
  • USGS Mount Bachelor, OR
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  • USGS Wanoga Butte, OR
  • USGS Tumalo Falls, OR
  • USGS Broken Top, OR
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  • USGS Shelvin Park, OR
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  • Meissner Sno-Park
  • Swampy Sno-Park
  • Edison Butte Sno-Park
  • Vista Butte Sno-Park
  • Skyliners Sno-Park
  • Dutchman Flat Sno-Park
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