Chills, spills, winter thrills!
Whether your pleasure is blasting down the slopes on skis or
trekking through the forests on cross-country skis or snowshoes, Sisters Country will fulfill all your desires for winter adventure.
Hoodoo Ski Area
Hoodoo has been serving local skiers since 1938. It offers a family-friendly, neighborly environment – and some great runs.
Hoodoo's top elevation is 5,703 feet and almost two-thirds of its 806 skiable acres face due north. This makes for excellent snow conditions that complement 1,035 feet of vertical drop. For more information visit www.hoodoo.com or call 541-822-3799 or the 24-hour snow phone at 541-822-3337.
A little farther afield is Mt. Bachelor, offering world-class destination skiing, featuring 3,365
feet of vertical drop over varied
terrain suitable for all levels of
skill. For more information visit www.mtbachelor.com or call
800-829-2442. Call 541-382-7888 for Bachelor's snow report.
Santiam Sno Park
This sno park is located across
the highway from the Hoodoo entrance road (off Highway 20/126). It's a popular sledding area with nearby trails for skiers and
Both Hoodoo and Mt. Bachelor offer tubing facilities that make for a safe, fun family outing. Hoodoo's Autobahn Tube Area is located at the base of Hayrick Mountain and offers spectacular views.
It's a good idea to experience
the Sisters backcountry with a guide service.
A qualified guide enhances both your experience and your safety. You can
enjoy backcountry snowmobile instruction and tours, and
guided cross-country ski trips through a newly constructed series of huts.
Ray Benson Sno Park
About one mile from Hoodoo, this site offers a variety of trails for winter sports. Dog teams, skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers and skijorers all enjoy this popular
winter sno park. A large shelter in the parking area has a wood-burning stove and the Forest Service stocks plenty of wood for winter visitors.
Parks require sno park permits (daily or seasonal), available at
Hoodoo, Black Butte Ranch, Lutton's Ace Hardware and Eurosports in Sisters.
The North Loop Trail covers four
miles through scenic forest. The South Loop Trail out of Benson Sno Park leads to Brandenburg shelter and a six-mile scenic snowshoe or cross-country trek.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
Hoodoo offers 15.8 kilometers of groomed trails. The Nordic
center has rental gear for conventional skiing and skating. Mt. Bachelor has 56 kilometers of Nordic skiing.