It’s no secret that we Central Oregonians live in the heart of adventure land year round. The most beautiful landscapes, the best breweries, more than 23o waterfalls in the state, and we would argue that we also have some of the best people. So if you’re newer to the area, or even if you’re a local… this list is comprised of some of our favorite outdoor adventures during the winter season.
1. Skiing/Snowboarding/Snow Tubing/Snowshoeing/Cross-Country Skiing!!
The Cascades offer it all! Mount Bachelor offers 360 degree terrain for your skiing/snowboarding pleasure! You can tube the hill or dine like a local at one of the following spots on the mountain: CLICK HERE FOR DINING.
If you’re looking for something for people of all skill levels and ages you could check out snowshoeing! Here is a link to some of the more popular snow shoe trails in the Bend/Cascades area: CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST SNOW SHOE TRAILS and then check out some rentals over at Pine Mountain Sports on your way out to the mountains!
Not really into flying down a mounting standing up? What about sitting down? Check out THIS LIST that our very own VISIT BEND put together including snowblast tubing at Bachelor, Wanoga Snow Park, and the hill at the SHARC in Sunriver!
Another GREAT option for those who want the workout and feeling of gliding across snow without all of the downhill speeds from the mountaing, is cross country skiing! CLICK HERE for some great information for places to go all around Central Oregon and even the outdoor maps to guide you, brought to you by our friends over at VISIT BEND. There are no shortage of rental places, so give it a google and visit a shop where someone can outfit the whole family with some outdoor gear!
2. Looking for something a little more low key and family friendly for the evening? Have any fantasies of twirling under the stars across a frozen rinks of ice? A little romance, hot cocoa, and some nostalgic memories of falling across the ice? Just me? More seriously, if you’re looking for the top spots to get your twirl on or to create some fun new family memories make sure to check out any of the open-air rinks in Redmond or at Seventh Mountain Resort. You can also visit the rink in Sunriver or the full size rink in Downtown Bend!