- Mt. Bachelor snowboarding offers plenty of big air with four terrain parks and a 400-foot long Superpipe with 18-foot walls.
- Avoid frequent lift lines at Hoodoo Ski Area, just 40 miles from Bend.
- Explore 6,000 acres of pristine backcountry snow at Mt. Bailey.
- Willamette Pass offers two terrain parks and a variety of challenging runs.
With over 300 days of sunshine and some of the best powder in the country, it’s no wonder Central Oregon attracts thousands of avid snowboarders each winter. Riders of all levels can try their skills on the slopes and terrain parks of three different ski resorts near Bend. Experienced riders can also explore over 6,000 acres of pristine backcountry snow via a guided cat skiing tour at Mt. Bailey.
Where to go Snowboarding
- Mt. Bachelor - Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is one of the best places for snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest. Only 21 miles west of Bend, riders have access to 70 runs throughout the resort’s 3,600 skiable acres. Four terrain parks offer varying degrees of difficulty, and give riders of all levels ample “air-time”. Mt. Bachelor snowboard enthusiasts will especially enjoy the 18-foot walls of the Superpipe, designed by Pat Malendoski.
- Hoodoo Ski Area - For riders eager to avoid the lift lines and get in as many runs as possible, Hoodoo Ski Area 40 miles northwest of Bend is the perfect place. Five lifts give riders access to over 800 acres of groomed and ungroomed runs, including a fun terrain park. Night skiing is also available at Hoodoo.
- Willamette Pass Ski Area - Willamette Pass is located just over 70 miles southwest of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest. Two terrain parks, over 550 skiable acres, and a 1,500-foot vertical drop challenge avid riders of all levels. Spectacular mountain views and over 430 inches of fresh, fluffy powder make this ski resort one of Central Oregon’s best kept secrets.
- Mt. Bailey - For a truly spectacular snowboarding experience, book a guided cat skiing / riding trip at Mt. Bailey. Located 98 miles southwest of Bend, experienced boarders have access to several thousand acres of backcountry powder deep in the Umpqua National Forest. Trips include 15,000 to 18,000 vertical feet per day of steep chutes, open bowls, and forested runs.