If you have chosen the winter season as the time for you to visit Bend, Oregon, you are in luck! The winter season is a great time to visit, and plenty of activities are now available to be enjoyed. Take a look at what kind of Bend activities you can find yourself enjoying this winter:
Bend is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with plenty of natural attractions to help you have some winter fun. Bend often sees around 30 feet of snow in the areas surrounding the city while the city itself usually gets about 30 inches. This means the local mountains including Mt Bachelor have some of the best ski conditions in the state. Hit up Mt Bachelor or Hoodoo Ski Area for a variety of slopes and cross-country trails. COVID restrictions now require visitors to purchase lift tickets with advance registrations but allows visitors to visit at different times allowing social distancing. Check out gear at local shops to make sure you are ready for another snow filled adventure on the mountain!
The best way to see the winter tundra around Bend is with a snowshoe tour. Local companies such as Wanderlust Tours provide all the gear you need while showing you around the area. You can even have a tour guide with you showing all of the best spots. Don’t miss out on one of these exciting tours!
Bend is home to a variety of local craft breweries that offer handcrafted ales. The best way to see most of these local breweries is by taking the Bend Ale Trail challenge. Visit the Bend Visitor’s Center to pick-up the Bend Ale Trail passport. When you visit a new local brewery, you will get a stamp when you order a beer. Collect 10 stamps and return to the Bend Visitor’s Center to receive a commemorative pint glass! If you hit all 18 breweries in the city you can earn even more prizes. The Bend Ale Trail does can be completed over the duration of your stay. Please make sure to plan ahead for a designated driver!
Winter is finally here in Bend, and with it comes all of these exciting activities and so much more. Prepare for your winter adventure by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals that will keep you warm throughout your stay. Contact us today to learn more about Bend activities!