Not To Miss Winter Tours & Activities in Central Oregon This Year

Central Oregon is a winter tour and activities paradise perhaps best known better for our endless summer activities like hiking, scenic helicopter flightscyclinggolf and more. The thing is…you can actually do a lot of those same things during the winter AND we have one of the top ski resorts in the world right in our backyard. Let’s play!

Winter Tours and Activities Get Out and Play!

In Sunriver and Bend’s backyard is Mt. Bachelor, the Northwest’s premier ski area, famous for its dry and abundant powder and 360-degrees of skiable terrain. Just outside Sisters, Hoodoo offers some no-frills/big hills skiing that stretches into the night! Both ski areas work with area lodging partners to offer great stay-and-ski deals during the winter.

Experience the unique thrill of a sled dog ride from the team of Oregon Trail of Dreams at Mt. Bachelor. Get up close and personal with the team of four-legged endurance athletes and mushers who have raced the pups in some of the biggest events in the world, including the famous Iditarod.

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Alternate Winter Adventures For Everyone

If not everybody in your entourage wants to ski/snowboard, drop the snow lovers at the Bend Park-N-Ride to catch the Mount Bachelor Shuttle up to the mountain (25 minutes; $9 round trip) while the rest of you explore around town. Ice skate at Bend Parks and Rec’s huge, open-air (but covered) Pavilion rink, tour local breweries, shop or explore local history and wildlife at a world-class museum.

Winter Helicopter Scenic Flights For the Family

For those seeking true winter adventures Big Mountain Heli Tours offers daily scenic helicopter flights over the snow-capped Cascade Range. Their most popular winter tour in Bend at this time of year is the Winter Wonderland scenic flight taking in Mt Bachelor and the Three Sister to the north, before returning via scenic flyover of The Old Mill and the City. It’s a winter activity not to be missed this year!