BEND, OREGON – The beauty of Central Oregon in winter can thrill you in so many ways. It wows you from ground level with deep snowpacks, epic ski runs, snowshoeing adventures and snow-capped vistas that extend in all directions.
Bend is surrounded by 2.1 million acres of national forest and bracketed by scenic wilderness areas. More than 1000 miles of trails weave through forests, mountains and lakes, making it an irresistible landscape for winter activities.
Winter Helicopter Tours
Many visitors coming to Bend seek a different perspective. They want the big picture. They want to see things from above. For those who want to go airborne, Bend offers the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Snow Tour.
Helicopters take off throughout the winter months from Bend’s scenic airport located 20 minutes outside of town just a few minutes away from Bend’s Worthy Brewing. Nimble and easy to control, helicopters are ideally adapted to Central Oregon’s winter environment. They cover lots of territory in a short flight and provide a tantalizing taste of the epic scale of the landscapes that locals call home.
Big Mountain Heli Tour R44’s drop in and out of backcountry canyons, they skirt majestic snow-capped mountains, buzz through corridors of vertical stone and glide along knife-edged ridge lines in the Cascades. Flying over the summits you’ll be treated to an eye candy view of the Cascade Mountain chain stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister.
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 tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned helicopters complete with wraparound windows. These aircraft are designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications.
Winter activities in Bend are a lot more exciting from the air. Discover the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Snow Tour. Let’s fly!