Oregon's Ultimate Ski Town

Winter Vacation in Oregon at Bend and Mt Bachelor

It’s something that Oregonians have known for a while and Californians are just beginning to realize: Bend is the ultimate mountain town for the whole family! And in the winter, it has everything you’d want for a snowy extended weekend. In the midst of the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Bachelor is currently enjoying one of the earliest openings on record.

Skiing and snowboarding here is all about short lift lines, sublime slopes, panoramic scenery, and an extra bonus for families: kids ski free! The fun extends beyond Mt. Bachelor. Take your pick of winter adventures within minutes of downtown Bend. Snowshoe to a view and enjoy some award-winning local craft brews!

Cross-country ski on miles of well-groomed trails filled with locals and cozy warming huts. Stroll downtown—a total charmer of twinkling lights, Oregon-hip stores, coffee shops, and craft brew pubs that have mastered the experience. Seriously, Bend takes the brew pub scene to the next level, with some of the world’s best craft beers paired with locally sourced food.

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Gather around an outdoor fire pit and watch the sunset while sipping a gold-medal IPA, or order a wood-fired pizza and enjoy the friendly vibe indoors. Dog-friendly, kid-friendly, couple-friendly, whatever’s your jam, Bend is your best bet for a winter break that’s bringing back the meaning of a true winter escape!

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