Hit The Slopes of Mt. Bachelor

Consistently ranked as one of the Northwest's biggest and best ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor is a winter paradise with nearly 3,700 acres of terrain and over 70 runs from green trails for newbies to double black diamonds for the more serious skier. Not far from the Ranch, it's a perfect winter getaway for the entire family.

A Mountain of Perfect Conditions

The dry climate of Central Oregon assures that the 462 inches of annual snowfall on Mount Bachelor is light and fluffy, perfect for carving flawless S turns or learning to ski or snowboard. The resort offers 3,683 acres of terrain, 3,365 feet of vertical drop and 71 runs ranging from double black diamonds to easy green runs for first-timers. With one of the fastest lift systems in the west and the comforts of six day lodges with casual dinning and retail, it’s no wonder Conde Nast Travel has named Bachelor one of the top 50 Ski Resorts in North America for 12 years in a row, and MSN.com ranked it in the top 10.

A Variety of Nearby Options

But your downhill options don't end with Mt. Bachelor, as only 13 miles from Black Butte Ranch is the family-friendly HooDoo Ski Area. Hoodoo offers excellent snow conditions, 1,035 feet of vertical drop, and 15.8 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and skating. Finally, there's the Autobahn Tubing Park for a fun and unique family outing.

In addition, right across the highway from the Hoodoo entrance road you'll find Santiam Sno Park, a popular sledding area with nearby trails for skiers and snowshoers. Ray Benson Sno Park, about one mile from Hoodoo, also offers a variety of trails for winter sports. It's a favorite of dog teams, snowmobiliers, skiers, and snowshoers alike..All parks require sno park permits, available at Black Butte Ranch, Hoodoo and other Sisters locations.

A Winter Wonderland Right on the Ranch

There is no better time to explore Black Butte Ranch than on a crisp winter morning. So bundle up, grab your snowshoes, and enjoy the pristine world that awaits. During the winter months, the Glaze Meadow Rental Shop carries snowshoes and cross country skis to meet all your winter recreation needs.

The Ranch must have at least 6” or more of snow for the cross-country ski trails to be groomed at Big Meadow golf course and near the Glaze Meadow Recreation Center. So once the snow starts falling in earnest, join us at the Ranch, rent what you need, and explore our spectacular winter paradise!

For Ski and Snowshoe Rentals, Call the Glaze Meadow Rental Shop at 541-595-5877.

Ski & Snowshoe Rental Rates

  Half Day (4 Hours)      Full Day (24 Hours)
Adult Nordic Skis      $13 $19
Child Nordic Skis $8 $12
Adult Snowshoes $9 $13
Child Snowshoes $5 $8

* All equipment is rented on a first come, first served basis
* A credit card is required for rental security purposes

Fatbike Rentals

They're great in the snow!  

  1/2 Day      Day       3 Day      Week
Fatbikes      $18 $35 $90 $196

Winter Sno-Park Permits

Daily Pass $5
3-Day Pass $10
Annual Pass      $26


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