Oregon is a popular destination for people who love the outdoors throughout the spring, summer, and fall. For locals and visitors alike, though, Oregon is also a treasure trove of fun in the winter. Check out these top winter activities in Oregon.
Hoodoo is one of Oregon’s top ski destinations. This stunning resort features skiing, nordic skiing, snow tubing, and even night skiing for a twist on a wintertime classic. Head up for a day or make a weekend out of it.
Every year, WinterFest is one of Oregon’s most popular events, and in fact, it’s the largest winter festival in the Northwest. Join the party in February for live music, rides, a vendor marketplace, the unique light, ice, and fire exhibition, and so much more.
Who doesn’t love an urban ice rink to enjoy with friends in the winter? The Lloyd Center Ice Rink is a staple of Portland winters, and it welcomes ice skaters of all experience levels.
Put yourself in the shoes of an explorer on the tundra when you hop on board for a dog sled expedition. Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours leads dog sledding tours throughout the area so you can see the beautiful Oregon landscape while also experiencing a fun winter activity.
As a premier Oregon ski resort, Timberline Lodge has everything you need to have a great time. You can’t go wrong with either its traditional ski slopes or its terrain park.
Go wild (with the help of a knowledgeable guide, of course) on a Cog Wild fat tire biking tour. Fat tire biking uses a specialized type of bike tire that’s made for snowy terrain, and it’s the perfect way to see Oregon’s winter beauty.
Looking for a place to practice your axles…or just idly skate around a rink? Lace up your skates and head to Sherwood Ice Arena. It’s long been a popular destination for ice skating including skating lessons, hockey, and figure skating.
Mount Hood is one of the best-known mountains for winter recreation, and Mount Hood Meadows makes it even better. Head to this fantastic resort for skiing, snowshoe tours, and more.
If you want a cost-effective way to enjoy the winter, head to the Wanoga Snow Play Area, AKA the Wanoga Sno-Park. This public park is ideal for sledding and tubing all winter long.
If you enjoy a hike during the warmer months, snowshoeing is the perfect winter activity for you. Start out with the help of Sky Lakes Wild and its excellent guided snowshoe tours.