These 5 Oregon Ski Resorts Are The Snowiest According To New Report

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Discover the snowiest Oregon ski resorts in the last decade and find your next powder snow ski destination!

Having lived in Oregon for a year, we know that there are a handful of fabulous ski resorts to pick from.

As avid skiers and snowboarders, we know which of these Oregon ski resorts are the snowiest and provide the best possible conditions.

After hours of diving into resort statistics and facts, we came up with the ultimate list of Oregon ski resorts that accumulated the most snow in the last decade to help you decide which ski destination you should visit next.

Snowiest Ski Resorts In Oregon (Over The Past Decade)

In this article, Mike and I will break down our results for which Oregon ski resorts featured the most snow in the last 10 years.

1. Timberline Lodge & Ski Area: 333.5 feet

Have you ever heard of Mt. Hood, the tallest mountain in Oregon? Situated on this infamous mountain, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is known for its high elevation, at 11,245 feet, and for its ski slopes being open 10 months out of the year.

This ski area has 1,685 skiable acres of terrain to enjoy and has accumulated 333.5 feet of snow in the last 10 years.

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    Being one of the Oregon resorts with the most powder days, and actually the top US resort for powder days, it’s a powderhound’s paradise, and you must check it out!

    Between its 4,540 vertical feet of terrain ranging from beginner territory to expert terrain, and its impeccable views of Mt. Jefferson and Sisters, skiing at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area should definitely be on your bucket list.

    Plus, if you are a fan of terrain parks, you’ve definitely got to check out Timberline.

    A sunset view over Timberline lodge on Mt Hood with Mt Jefferson in background.

    This ski area is known for being the testing ground for jumps, rails, halfpipes, and other features that you now see around the globe. 

    Timberline Lodge & Ski Area also offers one of the most beautiful and conveniently located slope-side accommodations in the state. The Timberline Lodge is situated right on the slopes and offers one of the most picturesque mountain lodge aesthetics featuring an alpine design with a warm and homey atmosphere.

    It also has some truly fantastic amenities including a pool, complimentary wifi, bar, and restaurant, that you are sure to fall in love with.

    With its remarkable ski vertical, varied terrain for all skill levels, awesome freestyle parks, and amazing Lodge, it’s a snowboarder or skier’s heaven and you’ve got to check it out for yourself.

    2. Mt Bachelor: 302.25 feet

    Mt. Bachelor is situated right outside of Bend, a place Mike and I called home for a year while living in our fifth wheel. 

    Bend itself is known for its stunning setting, offering an array of outdoor adventures within a short drive.

    Whether you are searching for scenic hikes, world-class breweries, beautiful waterfalls, or excellent ski slopes, Bend has it all within a short distance, and its convenient proximity to Mt. Bachelor is one of the main reasons. 

    We have a deep appreciation for Mt. Bachelor because we skied there several times while living in Bend. What we love most about this ski resort is its back bowls, various terrain for all skill levels, plenty of cross-country skiing options, and the fact that it gets a tremendous amount of snow each year.

    A view down a ski run in Oregon with snowboarders carving in the distance and snowy trees lining the run.

    Mt. Bachelor has piled up a whopping 302.25 feet of snow in the past 10 years, making it one of the snowiest ski resorts in the state of Oregon.

    This ski resort is also famous for being one of North America’s largest ski resorts and having exceptionally long seasons.

    Due to Mt. Bachelor’s increasingly long season, it’s the perfect opportunity if you are looking to enjoy some skiing during the spring months. 

    If you want to hit the slopes in March or April, you absolutely shouldn’t hesitate to book a trip to Mt. Bachelor to experience its remarkable trails.

    You have got to check this resort out for a memorable time skiing in Oregon.

    3. Mt. Hood Meadows: 286.67 feet

    Mt. Hood Meadows is renowned for its variety of slopes, which include steep chutes, groomed runs, and options suitable for both experienced and novice skiers and snowboarders. 

    What sets Mt. Hood Meadows apart from other ski resorts in the state is its fabulous views and annual snowfall, making it one of the snowiest resorts in Oregon.

    An alpine skier in red, surrounded by mound of snow and towering tr on Mount Hood, near Portland, Oregon, USA

    This resort has received 286.67 feet of snow in the last decade, making it a reliable choice for those wishing to ski deep powder.

    If you are looking to embark on other snow adventures while visiting Mt. Hood Meadows, this resort is also known for its impressive snowshoeing and Nordic terrain, making it a fabulous resort to visit if you are trying to test out a few different snow sports on the mountain.

    4. Mt. Hood Skibowl: 140.33 feet

    Situated on the slopes of the iconic Mount Hood, this ski area is known for its lively and family-friendly atmosphere.

    Ever wondered what skiing under the stars would be like? What really makes Mt. Hood Skibowl stand out is that it is one of the few resorts in the United States where you can enjoy skiing at night.

    Most ski resorts that offer night skiing only offer one running ski lift with a few runs, but not Mt. Hood Skibowl! This resort is the largest night skiing acreage in America with three different chairlifts that run at night and 36 different night skiing trails to explore.

    Skiers making a run on Mt Hood with Mt Jefferson peaking above the cloud line in the distance.

    As two people who frequent ski resorts, we know how rare finding good nighttime skiing is and we are sure you will be impressed with Mt. Hood Skibowl’s after dark terrain.

    If the remarkable night trails haven’t convinced you to check out Skibowl yet, we know what will.

    Over the last ten years, Mt. Hood Skibowl has witnessed an impressive 140.33 feet of snowfall, solidifying its status as one of the top five snowiest ski resorts in the state of Oregon.

    Between its impressive annual snowfall and extensive terrain to explore in both the daylight and at night, you can’t miss out on an adventure to Mt. Hood Skibowl this season.

    5. Willamette Pass Resort: 109 feet

    While it may not get the same level of attention as some other Oregon ski resorts, Willamette Pass Resort is undoubtedly a hidden gem that deserves recognition. 

    Over the past decade, it has accumulated an impressive 109 feet of snowfall, easily making this resort one of the snowiest in the state.

    Situated approximately an hour from Eugene, Willamette Pass Resort sets itself apart with its limited crowds, diverse terrain, and welcoming atmosphere.

    Even with a skiable area of just 555 acres, it boasts some of the best terrain and conditions in Oregon and should be on your must-visit list of resorts if you want a local mountain experience with unbelievable snow. 

    Additional Oregon Ski Resort Stats

    Here is a list of the rest of Oregon’s ski resorts that had historical snowfall stats for the past decade. 

    • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort: 105.67 feet
    • Mt. Ashland Ski Area: 99.58 feet
    • Hoodoo Ski Area: 99.25 feet
    • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort & Ski Area: 30.25 feet

    What are the best months to ski in Oregon?

    The best months to ski in Oregon are February and March because these months provide the best conditions.

    What is the largest ski resort in Oregon?

    The largest ski resort in Oregon is Mt. Bachelor with 4,323 acres of skiable terrain.

    The Wrap-Up: Oregon Ski Resorts With The Most Snow

    Several Oregon ski resorts are known for their significant snowfall. Whether you prefer challenging back bowls or well-maintained groomed runs, you’ll discover your ideal winter retreat at one of these diverse resorts.

    Hurry and book your next winter adventure at one of these ski resorts!

    Lift tickets and resort accommodations book up quickly. You won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to experience one of these snowy Oregon resorts this ski season!

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