Booking Winter Tours and Adventures in Bend, Oregon
Winter is here in Bend, Oregon and for many that means you’re either in the snow or on the snow…but what about above the snow? For winter visitors to Bend there’s a host of snow bound and mountain adventures waiting for you this year. Let’s play!
MT BACHELOR HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHTS OVER THE MOUNTAIN
Our Winter Wonderland Tours depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon. This scenic helicopter tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, the Old Mill District and the Deschutes River as well as the spectacular snow-capped Cascade range with it’s soaring volcanic peaks. The winter and spring tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned helicopters complete with wraparound windows. These aircraft are designed for helicopter sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications. Book today!
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING FOR EVERYONE
Boasting one of the longest Nordic seasons in the country, Mt. Bachelor has its own Nordic lodge and offers 56 km of machine-groomed tracks for both classic and skate skiers. They offer private and group lessons to hone your skills. There are several sno-parks along the Cascade Lakes Highway on the way to Mt. Bachelor that offer cross-country and snowshoe trails ranging from beginner to expert. Seasonal sno park passes are required.
SNOWMOBILING, SNOWSHOEING AND SLEDDING
Explore over 1.6 million acres of Deschutes National Forest by snowmobile. If you’re feeling adventurous, reserve a snowmobile through Central Oregon Rentals. Mt. Bachelor offers FREE 90 minute snowshoe interpretive tours led by US Forest Service Naturalists (they provide the snowshoes). Check out Mt. Bachelor’s website for details. A sledding hill is offered on the left side of Wanoga Sno Park and seasonal sno park passes are required. Bring your favorite sledding device! Mt. Bachelor also offers a Snowblast tubing hill for a fee located at West Village.
RENT A LUXURY TENT CAMPER AND EXPLORE OREGON’S OUTBACK
Why fuss with a garage full of old camping gear on your next trip to Oregon, when you can drive away with your own fully stocked luxury adventure tent trailer & camper from Freespirit Recreation and Big Mountain Adventures? Explore luxurious remote hot springs, over 200 high alpine mountain lakes, music festivals, wild and scenic riverside tent trailer camping destinations, dramatic ocean vistas, deserts and vineyards, all within with driving distance of our home base here in Bend. Reserve your tent camper today and explore Oregon’s outback tomorrow!
GO DOG SLEDDING ON MT BACHELOR
Operated out of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort join the Oregon Trail of Dreams Dog Sled experience. This homegrown company is operated and owned by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter Rachael. Rachael is a world renowned athlete and participated in her first Iditarod finish in 2006. Tour through the Cascade Mountains, taking in the sights of Central Oregon snow-covered cascades and Mt. Bachelor from the comfort of a dog sled, no work required!
SNOWBLAST TUBING ON MT BACHELOR
Not a skier? Head to Mt. Bachelor and enjoy their Snowblast Tubing Park. Mt. Bachelor offers three sessions daily and they typically sell out on the weekends, so reservations are suggested.
ICE SKATING AT THE PAVILION, FAMILY FUN
Another winter attraction in Bend is an outdoor ice skating rink that offers times for open skate. It is an open aired rink protected by a roof. Amenities at the rink include concessions, outdoor fire pits, group and private lessons and rental skates. Be sure to check the schedule for open skate times on their website.