One of the greatest times of the year to visit Bend, Oregon is the winter season. The Pacific Northwest is known to get incredible powdery snow, and Bend is no exception. You will have a variety of winter activities to keep you entertained for days. Here is how you can explore Bend Oregon winter activities:
Down Hill Skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Start with the best in winter sports with a trip to the popular Mt. Bachelor. This incredible peak offers over 4,000 feet in elevation and some of the best ski trails you have ever experienced. Trails vary from beginner “bunny slopes” to the treacherous black diamond slopes for experts. Do not worry if you did not bring your gear, as local rental shops will have you covered.
Cross Country Skiing
Mt. Bachelor is also home to miles of machine-groomed tracks for the perfect cross-country skiing. You can take part in the group lessons if it is your first time trying it out. Cross country skiing is quite different than downhill, so expect a new experience!
Another great activity to enjoy at Mt. Bachelor is a dog sled ride through the terrain. Our furry friends will take you through the Deschutes Forest for an unforgettable experience. Lessons are available to help you get accustomed to your new pup friends. Find out the best things to do in Bend for yourself!
Bend Ale Trail
Three full days of winter sports can leave you feeling pretty cold up in Bend. Take a break from the activities and warm up with the official Bend Ale Trail. Stop by your closest brewery and pick up the stamp card as you trek around the city for the next hand-crafted brew. Winter is the perfect time to put down the lager and try something new, like a roasty stout. Once you have collected at least 10 different stamps, you can collect a prize from the Bend Visitor Center!
Best Things To Do In Bend
There is no better way to enjoy the serenity of Bend than in one of our exclusive vacation rentals offered from Bend Vacation Rentals. You will enjoy incredible home features and luxury amenities like no other in our various properties. Choose from spacious multi-bedroom homes to quaint cottages for an experience like no other. Come see why Bend is one of the top travel destinations in all of the Pacific Northwest!