BEND, OREGON – No question about it, winter in Bend is colder and darker than summer. But that doesn’t mean our little mountain town shuts down. In fact, some of Bend’s most amazing experiences happen in winter. Like what, you may well ask? Well, you can start your winter activities in Bend with a Winter Wonderland Snow Tour of the Cascades and beyond with Big Mountain Heli Tours.

Bend, Oregon Winter Tours

Our Winter Wonderland Snow Tour is fun for the entire family and flies past all of Bend’s most iconic winter destinations. Soar past Mt Bachelor and watch skiers on the mountain below test the latest runs. Explore the Three Sisters and Broken Top Mountain where backcountry snowshoeing in the deep snowpack is legendary, before flying past The Old Mill and downtown Bend.

Our Helicopter Snow Tour is perfect for Bend visitors and locals who want to experience and explore as much of our magnificent snow-capped Cascade range as possible. The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact, all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.

Looking for a place to stay this winter in Bend? There’s no better way to enjoy your stay in Bend than one of our private vacation rentals. In a vacation home, you can truly relax and unwind, and enjoy all Bend Vacation Rentals has to offer like the locals do to the skiing, hiking and biking that Bend is famous for. They offer a range of properties, from charming downtown bungalows to luxurious homes.

Winter in Bend isn’t summer, but we have the tours, activities and unique vacation rentals to make your visit this winter one you’ll remember forever. Let’s fly!