Bundle Up

With more winter activities than you can shake a stick at, you are going to need an extra day. Or two.

There’s No Play Like Snow Play

Bend has two nearby ski resorts boasting plenty of fresh powder and long runs. Both Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo Ski Area offer boundless ski, snowboard, and cross-country ski trails. You can purchase your lift tickets at Mt. Bachelor or online and for Hoodoo, you’ll snag your lift tickets in person. For a little family fun, grab your sleds or for a some off the beaten path adventure grab your snowshoes or cross country skis and head for one of several sno-parks in the region.

Embrace the dizzying joy of winter with a twirl around an ice rink, rent a snowmobile for a high-octane adventure, or head out on a guided snowshoe hike from Wanderlust Tours.

Sledding in Bend, Oregon

Winter Pack List

Bundle Up!

With hiking, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowboarding all knocking on Bend’s front door, there’s loads more to do this winter than just hitting the slopes. Here’s how to pack prepared for whatever snow season throws your way.

Need to pick up something you missed? You’ll find outdoor shops scattered throughout Bend, and they’d be more than happy to help get you outfitted for a day in the wild!

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Beer Tastes Better in Bend

Trek the world famous Bend Ale Trail sampling craft beers at ​countless award-winning Bend breweries along the way. Find a cozy spot beside a glowing fire pit with your favorite brew in hand while the snow falls around you. Whether you’re wild for wheat ales or passionate about porter, we’ve got your next winter belly-warmer here in Bend.

Trek the Bend Ale Trail
Beer from the Ale Apothecary in Bend, OR

Not in the Mood for Snow?

If playing in snow all day isn’t your jam, you’ll still find plenty to do in Bend this winter. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails at scenic spots like Smith Rock State Park or Pilot Butte, which is closed to cars in the winter. The Oregon Desert Trail in the Badlands is often snow-free, while a hike up Horse Ridge offers stunning views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains.

Scope out Bend’s foodie scene with a stroll around ​Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District. Plan ahead by making reservations and checking hours at one of our award-winning restaurants for a bite to eat. Visit one of the many coffee shops for a warm mug of cocoa to sip while you stroll hand in hand embracing your snowmance.

Got the kids in tow? Bend has plenty of indoor activities for the whole family, from Museums and arcades, to trampoline parks and indoor go-kart tracks.

Leave No Trace in Bend

By following the principles of Leave No Trace, we work together to protect our forests, deserts, rivers, streams, mountains, and wildlife from human impact.

Our seven Bend-specific principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Leave No Trace can be applied anywhere, from remote wilderness areas to local parks.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace sticker sheet

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