Bend is the West's best kept secret for finding winter fun and endless outdoor activities! Even in Oregon, Bend receives an average of 300 sun shiny days per year! The mountains and colorful hills get about 30 feet of snow per year, while the city gets less than 30 inches, meaning there's plenty to enjoy for the entire family.
Ski or ride the highest elevation in all of Oregon and Washington, covering over 4300 acres of lift accessible terrain, at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Find dazzling snow-covered woodland access and cross-country skiing at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic skiing center, with more than 70 kilometers of trails.
Sledding & Tubing
Experience the excitement of floating, twisting and turning down a mountain at top speeds, even if you`ve never learned to ski or ride. Bend is home to the Snowblast Tubing Park at Mt. Bachelor, the Autobahn Tubing Area and Snow Bunny Sledding Hill at Hoodoo Mountain, as well as a number of great hilly locations locals love to frequent with a couple of sleds and their family and friends!
Snowshoeing is a great way to discover Central Oregon`s winter wonderland. Explore backcountry forests and foot-access only destinations with family and friends all over Bend and its surrounding areas!
If twirling around on a sheet of glassy-smooth ice is on your wintertime bucket list, you`ll have plenty of opportunity for ice skating here in town!
Bend has come to be an Internationally renowned "climbers paradise!" Smith Rock State Park features some of the most cutting edge climbing routes in the world. Only 30 minutes north of Bend, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park is widely considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing with literally thousands of established routes to choose from, with routes from 40` to 400` theres something for everyone! Maybe hone your skills first at an indoor gym? The Bend Rock Gym provides world-class climbing experience in a cutting edge facility with high quality routes, comprehensive climbing programs, and modern fitness amenities.