Best Willamette Pass Snowboarding

The 6th most popular snowboarding destination in Oregon.

  Oregon, US

  SNOWBOARDGUIDES.COM™

  November 12, 2022

East of Eugene and southwest of Bend, the Willamette Pass ski area has 29 runs served by 4 lifts accessing a descent of 1,560 feet. For the most part, this family-owned ski area is known for mostly easy and intermediate runs. Spread over 555 acres, the levels of difficulty range from 21% beginner to 45% intermediate to 34% difficult runs. The average annual snowfall of 4.3m is impressive.

But, there's plenty of challenge as you go higher up on the mountain. If you're up to it, try the very steep RTS with its 52 degree pitch. The best snowboarding at Willamette Pass ski area can usually be found in the months of January and February.

After a long day of shredding at Willamette Pass, sadly the apres ski scene at the base is limited. Try heading east for 8 miles to Marleys Tavern.

Pros
• Family-friendly ski area.
• Excellent range of steeps.

Cons
• Remote location.
• Small ski area with limited terrain.
• Limited base area services.

To reach Willamette Pass from Eugene, head east on SR58 for 70 miles. The ski area is located right on the highway.

PRO TIP: All lift tickets much be purchase online ahead of time.

Overall, Willamette Pass is the 6th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 11 snowboarding resorts in Oregon.



Local Contacts:  Willamette Pass Ski Area (541) 345-SNOW; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Odell Lake s Shelter Cove Resort (800) 647-2729

Breakfast Restaurant:  Diamond Peak Coffee, Oakridge

Reference Source:  click here https://willamettepass.com/

PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  43.600390828883, -122.0366939464

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  11/12/2022

ID:  11384



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