Bend, Oregon: A Hidden Winter Gem

Winter is around the corner!

The coming colder weather means freshly fallen snow along with a whole host of seasonal adventures!

If you’re pining for a snow-filled getaway minus the crowds, look no further than Bend, Oregon.

A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, this winter wonderland is a great alternative to some of the more popular—and busy—ski destinations yet offers no shortage of rugged outdoor activities.

From expert-level downhill skiing to sled dog rides to snowshoe beer tours, Bend has something for everybody to warm up your winter.

Bend Oregon USA panorama


Play in Bend

Snow-filled adventure at its finest awaits you here.

This pine forest region is tucked next to the Cascade Mountain Range and along the Deschutes River Valley, offering the best of both land and water activities all year long with an average of 300 days of sun.

Carve up some fresh powder on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor that are ideal for extreme snowboarding, and try out cross country skiing or sled dog riding on 70 kilometers of pristine forest trails.

If you need a break from all the snow, head to dry land with mountain trail biking and hikes ending in stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, or plunge into the Deschutes for a river canoe or kayak tour. For a truly one-of-a-kind adventure, head underground to explore caves and lava tubes.

Cap off your adrenaline-packed day by trekking the famous Bend Ale Trail and sampling several local craft beers, attempting a moonlit snowshoe tour, or sipping on warm drinks while gathered around a mass bonfire in the snow.

A fly fisherman wades upstream


Stay in Redmond

With quaint, affordable and conveniently located restaurants, coffee shops, and lodging, nearby Redmond is an ideal homebase for all the winter fun.

It has direct access to Bend and also offers plenty to do all on its own!

No matter where this snow season may take you, may it be filled with warmth and adventure!

The Three Sisters mountains over Bend, Oregon on a winter evening

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