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Oregon Winter Wonderland – Ski, Skate, & Whale Watch?!

Ski from the historic Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, with 3,690 vertical feet it also has snow cat skiing, night skiing and several terrain parks. At Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, you’ll be looking at more than 3,000 skiable acres, 71 runs and the highest ski terrain in Oregon. In Sisters, you can take on the Nordic skiing or the alpine terrain at Hoodoo Ski Area, or ski from the lofty summit of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, which has varied terrain for skiers of all levels.   This season you can try ice skating at rinks around the state. In Enterprise, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the northern Wallowas (a.k.a. Oregon’s Alps). Other skating rinks can be found in Pendleton, Bend, Sun River and Klamath Falls, Portland, Medford, Eugene & Beaverton.      Every winter 19,000 gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go. Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale watching. Whale watching takes place almost year-round on the Oregon Coast. You can watch whales in the winter from mid-December through January. Spring watching begins in March with a peak in numbers the last week and finishes in June with mothers and babies being the last whales traveling north. Summer brings whales that feed along the coast from July to mid-November. 

 

Posted by: Travel Oregon
Posted on: 30/11/2020

Oregon Winter Wonderland – Ski, Skate, & Whale Watch?!

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