10 Best Ski Destinations for Families in Oregon

By Ian-Spiegel Blum

10 Best Ski Destinations for Families in Oregon

Oregon has a wide range of incredible skiing opportunities with resorts conveniently located throughout the state. From Mt. Hood to Bend, these 10 awesome ski destinations in Oregon will bring you a lifetime of memories with your family. 

1. Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood, OR

Mt. Hood Meadows’ website boasts that they offer “the most varied and exciting terrain in the northwest.” Take adult, youth, or private lessons to get the most out of your next ski trip. 

2. Mt. Ashland, Ashland, OR

If you’re in Southern Oregon and looking for a place to ski, then Mt. Ashland is the place to be! They will rent you all of the equipment you’ll need to take advantage of their gorgeous mountainside slopes, maintained since 1964.

3. Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR

Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon, is a haven for families with young children: kids under age 12 ski free (with a four-day advance purchase of an adult multi-day ticket). What better way is there to get your youngsters out on the slopes?

4. Hoodoo Ski Area, Sisters, OR

Hoodoo Ski Area in Sisters, Oregon, sells daily and seasonal passes and holds regular events, including a New Year’s Eve Party and Winter Carnival. Take advantage of their ski and ride school and check their website for real-time webcam updates on the slopes.

5. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Government Camp, OR

For 80 years, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area has offered “one of the most exciting and unique high-alpine mountain experiences in North America,” according to their website. Their world-class skiing is available with individual or group passes. 

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6. Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, North Powder, OR

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is perfect for the entire family. They offer fifth and sixth grade Sunday classes as well as ski schools for all ages. Stop by their rental shop to pick up everything you’ll need for a memorable time.

7. Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, Mt. Hood, OR

The Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is in the middle of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Their ski resort offers 50 acres of beginner and intermediate slopes, a double chairlift, 10 runs for skiing and snowboarding, and much more. 

8. Willamette Pass, Crescent, OR

Willamette Pass in Crescent, Oregon, is selling tickets now for the upcoming winter season. They offer different rates for adults, children, juniors, youths, and students. Consider taking advantage of one of their ski rental packages, which includes the skis, boots, and poles.

9. Summit Ski Area, Government Camp, OR

The Summit Ski Area in Government Camp, Oregon, is the second oldest continuously-operating ski area in the United States, according to their website. Opened in 1927, the Summit boasts a base elevation of 4,000 feet. Check their website for live condition updates and trail maps.

10. Warner Canyon Ski Area, Lakeview, OR

If you’re looking for an unpretentious ski area for the entire family to get comfortable on the slopes, then the Warner Canyon Ski Area is perfect for you. They offer ski and snowboard lessons, as well. Buy your passes now! 

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