Don’t Escape Winter, Jump In!

It was a great fall season but as fall fades to winter is going dormant until next fall. Never fear, will be back in September. Check back or subscribe to the RSS feed to receive updates as they are posted. While we all love fall, winter offers something special in every corner of Oregon. Our final post of 2009 offers inspiration for winter adventures.

Stay safe this winter by checking winter road conditions on or by calling 511.

Have a great winter and we’ll be back in 2010!

Willamette Valley, 800.547.5445 for visitor information

From swooshing down the slopes of the Cascades at Willamette Pass and Hoodoo, to soaking in hot springs fed pools at Belknap Hot Springs Resort and Brietenbush Hot Springs, to drinking Pinot noir next to the fire at Sweet Cheeks Winery, the Willamette Valley has all the excitement, relaxation and comfort you need  for a winter getaway.

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge, 888-622-4822 for visitor information
Winter is here! After a long summer and a short fall, Mt Hood is enjoying an early winter. Residents are enjoying the smell of the cold fresh air mixed with newly stoked fireplaces and the promise of a great holiday season. Hit the slopes today at Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.

Central Oregon, 800-800-8334 for visitor information

The snow is starting to fly in the Cascade Mountains and with a fresh base building, it’s easy to get excited about all things winter in Central Oregon; Alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, along with snowshoeing, tubing and sledding, snowmobiling, even dog sledding in the forests of the Cascades.  Aprés ski – there’s nothing like enjoying a frothy microbrew from one of our eight local breweries next to a warm fire.  Combine that with a winter full of activities including Sunriver Resort’s Traditions – a celebration of the Holidays with an array of daily activities from Thanksgiving until New Years; to the fun-filled Bend WinterFest; followed by skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon in the spring – you have a winter wonderland that offers something for everyone to enjoy! 

Greater Portland, 800.962.3700 for visitor information
‘Tis the season for holiday teas at cozy gathering places like the Heathman Hotel, the Lavender Tea House, The Classic Chinese Garden and the View Point Inn. And, Portland is the place for holiday shopping with our numerous commercial retailers and independent boutique stores – all sales tax free of course.

Eastern Oregon, 800-332-1843 for visitor information
Snow Elkhorns Nov 09Winter in eastern Oregon is about skiing or snowboarding down powdery snow slopes at elevations greater than 8,000 feet; it is cross country skiing or snowmobiling with snowshoe bunnies; it is watching elk from a horse-drawn wagon and listening to the soft ‘mee-yous’ of the calves looking for a bit of breakfast; and it is slowing down to a pace of life that allows you to breath…no cell phone or Blackberry required!

Oregon Coast, 888.628.2101 for visitor information
What’s great about winter on the Oregon Coast? Shore Acres and the Holiday Lights of course! Plus whale watching, storm watching and great musical events all winter long!

Southern Oregon, 800-448-4856 for visitor information

The breathtaking peaks and valleys, abundant snow parks, and affordable and accessible ski areas make Southern Oregon a fantastic destination for boarders, cross-country skiiers, hikers, snowmobilers and all others who love the frozen stuff! While Crater Lake is southern Oregon’s signature year-round destination, don’t miss southern Oregon’s other gems. Try Mt. Ashland with 1,100 vertical feet or enjoy Warner Canyon Ski Area’s 17 weeks of skiing each year with no crowds and no lift lines!


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