The ample snowfall that occurs in Bend each winter means that all sorts of winter sports and activities can be enjoyed at your leisure, with a lengthy skiing and snowboarding season that distinguishes that snowboarding Bend Oregon as one of the best places in the United States.
Bend’s Best Places to Hit the Slopes
While it’s true that the volcanic Mt. Bachelor is renowned for its skiing, the natural landmark is also a fantastic place to kick up some powder on your snowboard. In fact, Conde Nast rated Mt. Bachelor as one of the Top Fifty Ski Resorts in North America for twelve consecutive years, while TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine ranked Mt. Bachelor as the fourth greatest spot in America for snowboarding due to its variety of trails and terrain suited to snowboarders of all ages, abilities, and snowboarding styles. Beyond Mt. Bachelor’s immense network of snowboarding trails, you can also find snowboarding equipment for rent or purchase, as well as lessons and camps for adults and children.
Not far from Mt. Bachelor, Hoodoo Resort is another incredible place to snowboard in the Bend area. Like Mt. Bachelor, Hoo Doo Resort also offers lessons, equipment rentals, and equipment sales. It’s located just outside of the nearby town of Sisters, about a half-hour to forty-five minute drive northwest of Bend. Here, you’ll encounter thirty-four runs and five lifts for your snowboarding convenience. Terrain varies from wide-open, groomed trails on the front side of the mountain to challenging runs with deep crevices and plenty of powder. Bend snowboarding is for everyone!
Hoodoo also offers nighttime snowboarding, allowing snowboarders to experience the majestic and ethereal landscape of the forests and mountains at night and are not limited to daytime adventures. It’s one of the most classic snowboarding spots around Bend, being one of the oldest ski resorts in the area.
For your equipment and lesson needs, you’re not limited to what’s available on these mountains. Closer to Bend, you can check out renowned local retail and rental shops like Skjersaa’s Ski and Snowboard Shop, Powder House Ski & Snowboard Shop, REI, Aspect Boards and Brews, Pine Mountain Sports, Gear Peddler, Tactics Boardshop, SnoPlanks, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
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