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The Best Skiing in Oregon

Looking for the best skiing in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near Oregon

  • Klamath County, Oregon

    The Rim at Crater Lake NP

    4.3
    30.99 mi / 4124 ft gain
    Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

    4.8
    7 mi / 5239 ft gain
    Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Summit

    2.8
    8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
    It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame

    5.0
    2.7 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Built in the 1930's, the Tilly Jane A-Frame sits on the North side of Mount Hood at around 6,000ft. The cabin is very popular during winter months as it is located only 1,000ft below the tree line and offers beautiful snowshoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, yet is also a popul...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Summit Diamond Peak

    9 mi / 3600 ft gain
    At 8,743 feet, Diamond Peak is almost as tall as the other iconic volcanoes of the Oregon Cascades, but sees just a fraction of the people. Outside the range of casual Portland day hikes and hard to see from the highway and from other peaks, Diamond Peak and the spectacular wilderness surrounding...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

    5.0
    6 mi / 3600 ft gain
    The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

    5.0
    3.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left will be much quicker and take you to the best spo...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Snowshoe or XC Ski to Tumalo Falls

    3.0
    5 mi / 500 ft gain
    If you are looking to Hike to Tumalo Falls in any season other than winter, click here!In the summer, Tumalo Falls can be a great destination to drive up and hang out due to the fact that you can park near the base of the falls. Because of this, it can get quite crowded! However, in the winter, t...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Snowshoe or XC Ski to Watchman Overlook

    5.0
    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    Starting at the Rim Village parking area, this snowshoe/cross-country ski trip (whichever you choose) heads out on snow-covered West Rim Drive, bound for the saddle between Hillman Peak and The Watchman, overlooking Wizard Island. The path is not terribly steep (this is, after all, a drivable roa...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Ski or Snowshoe to Fuji Shelter

    8 mi / 1400 ft gain
    This is a great and relatively easy winter overnight trip for cross-country skiiers and snowshoers alike into the crest of the Oregon Cascades. The route offers tremendous views of Diamond Peak, Willamette Pass, and the western Oregon Cascades. While it can be done in a day, take advantage of th...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Ski or Snowshoe to Midnight Lake

    6.2 mi / 600 ft gain
    The trip to Midnight Lake is a great way to spend a winter day and explore an otherwise overlooked lake in the central Oregon Cascades. Although the lake does see winter visitors, it is often  empty and very few people bother to hike to the far end of the lake. The route to the lake is through be...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Silcox Hut Trail

    2.54 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Starting out at 6,000 feet elevation at Timberline lodge and climb approximately 1 mile with 1,000 foot elevation gain or you can take the mountaineering trail for a round trip of approximately 2.7 miles. For the out and back trail go behind the lodge and follow the Otto Lang trail which may be e...
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  • National Forest Development Road 3550, Oregon

    Snowshoe/Ski Bennett Pass Sno Park

    5.1 mi / 900 ft gain
    With easy parking right off Hwy 35 on the east side of Mt Hood, Bennett Pass is a perfect destination for a straightforward lap on cross country skis, snowshoes or accessing easy backcountry terrain for skiers and boarders.  Bennett Pass Road is a well-graded 5.1 mile out-and-back with several tr...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Nordic Ski on Mt. Bachelor

    5.0
    The forest on Mt. Bachelor is a winter wonderland when it is covered in snow. The Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center grooms the track-set trails daily, and there are trails for all skill types. Choose your own adventure my skiing loops of all different lengths and difficulties, and then warm up by the fi...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop

    5.92 mi / 1765 ft gain
    Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Terrebonne, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Mountaineer Trail Loop

    2.97 mi / 1207 ft gain
    Mountaineer Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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