Although it’s great in any season, Bend really sparkles in the winter. The Pacific Northwest is known for perfect powder, and Bend has some of the very best. Not only for downhill skiers, Bend’s winter activities are great for absolutely everyone! Check out these great things to do in Bend, Oregon in winter.
Head Downhill at Mount Bachelor
Mount Bachelor is the crown jewel of Oregon skiing, no doubt about it. With one of the nation’s longest ski seasons, this incredible peak offers some of the greatest ski trails you have ever seen. From bunny slopes to black diamonds, Mount Bachelor has the perfect trail for everyone to enjoy. Don’t have your own gear? No problem: Local rental shops have got you covered with everything you could possibly need for a great day on the slopes!
Rather Go Cross-Country?
If speeding downhill isn’t your thing, why not give cross-country skiing a try? It’s a totally new experience, and Mount Bachelor has miles of perfectly groomed trails that make it easy to start. If you need a lesson, those are available to get you started. Give it a whirl!
Sit Back and Let Someone Else Do the Work!
If your legs need a break from skiing, try out a completely different way to get around in the winter forest: a dog sled ride! Your new furry friends will pull you along through the Deschutes Forest for truly unique activities in Bend. Go for a ride you’ll never forget!
Hit the Ale Trail
Finally, if full days of winter sports have got you wiped out, take a break on Bend’s famous Ale Trail, an official list of Bend’s very finest craft breweries. It’s easy: just stop by your nearest brewery and pick up your stamp card. Once you visit ten, you can collect your prize from the Bend Visitors’ Center! But the real prize is sampling all the great local microbrew selections that you just won’t find anywhere else. Winter is the perfect time to warm up with a new brew!
Relax After Your Adventures
No matter which adventures you choose, when evening rolls around, you’ll want a warm and cozy place to kick back and put up your feet. The best place to do this? One of our exclusive Arrived Now vacation rentals! Whether you need a spacious, gracious home, or a cozy comfy cottage, we’ve got you covered with the very best luxury amenities and incredible features. Come see why Bend is one of the Pacific Northwest’s top travel destinations and have a vacation like no other!