Snow Activities

A fresh blanket of snow may be beautiful, but it's also loads of fun and Sunriver gives you lots of ways to enjoy it. Go tubing or skiing or take a tour. For something out of the ordinary, try a sled dog ride (mush!) or hone your skills with instruction in your favorite snow sport. Of course, you can always rent equipment and head out on your own to one of the many trails in the area. Don't forget to rent a trailer if you need to transport large equipment such as snow scooters or snowmobiles.

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Hoodoo Ski Resort
27400 Big Lake Rd. (map)
541-822-3799 ext. 6510

Offers small-group downhill skiing and snowboarding classes for juniors and adults. Private lessons are also available (including private nordic skiing instruction). To ensure a spot is available, you should reserve your lesson at least 24 hours in advance. Instructors that speak Spanish, Portuguese and Russian are also available.

"We are a small school dedicated to helping you create a passion for the mountain and all it has to offer. Our instructors are genuinely happy to be your hosts at Hoodoo and to help you with your skiing and snowboarding needs." —Hoodoo Ski Resort


Instructor with young snowboard students on a walking carpet Instruction—Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)
541-382-1709

Provides three and six hour skiing and snowboarding instruction for one to five people (all ages and abilities). All instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Lessons include priority lift access (but not lift tickets). Sessions must be reserved in advance. Be sure to review their "ability levels" so you can select the best class in which to enroll.

"Our highly experienced staff provides a curriculum tailored to suit the needs of each individual so they can learn at their own pace. From first-timers to experts who want to craft their skills with an experienced, professional instructor—it's never too late to improve your skiing or snowboarding." —Mt. Bachelor


Nordic ski instructor on the left facing a row of students on the right with the Nordic Center in the background. Instruction—Nordic Skiing

Mt. Bachelor
Nordic Center (map)
541-389-8359

Offers private, personalized instruction or group lessons in skate or classic nordic skiing. Lessons are 90 minutes in length and match skiers goals and abilities from novice to advanced. Sessions must be reserved in advance.

"Our Instructors have extensive backgrounds in cross country skiing—from coaching to racing—and have spent decades instructing skiers in good technique. We provide a friendly, positive environment for learning and are passionate about improving your skiing." —Mt. Bachelor


Store interior with racks of skis to the left and ski boots straight ahead Rentals

4 Season Recreation Outfitters
Country Mall Bldg. 2 Suite D
57195 Beaver Dr., Sunriver (map)
541-593-2453

Offers rental of downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, snowshoes, sleds, and snow discs. Also provides gear and full-service repairs.

"4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters has been serving Sunriver visitors and residents for over 30 years. The friendly, experienced staff at 4 Seasons is always ready to help with all your recreational needs." —4 Seasons Recreation Outfitters


Row of snowmobiles on snow-covered peak with Mt. Bachelor in the background Rentals

Adventure Rentals
56771 Lunar Dr., Sunriver (map)
541-280-7899

Provides snowmobiles for rent. Trailer (requires your vehicle to have a standard tow hitch), helmets, and goggles are included. Also provides full-service repairs. Renter must be at least 21 years old and drivers must have a valid driver's license.

"Looking to hit the trails? We're right on the way and close to several Central Oregon snowmobile trail systems. ​ ​Give us a call for all your snowmobile rental needs." —Adventure Rentals


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Good2Go
Sunriver Village Mall, Bldg. 17
57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver (map)
541-593-0339

Rents racer, toboggan, foam, and classic sleds, snowmobiles, snow scooters, snowskates, snow discs, mini-luge, and snowshoes.

"Good2Go has the largest supply of winter play toys in Central Oregon." —Good2Go


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Sunriver ToyHouse
56896 Venture Ln., Sunriver (map)
503-407-8936

Offers snowshoes, single and double tubes, sleds, and snowmobiles. Snowshoes come with poles, sleds and tubes come with helmets, rope, and inflator, and snowmobiles come with safety equipment, area map, and trailer. Reservations are required.

"Sunriver ToyHouse Toys is your DIY (Do It Yourself) Sunriver/Central Oregon vacation headquarters." —Sunriver ToyHouse


Store interior with rows of skis and boots for rent. Rentals

Village Bike & Ski
Sunriver Village Mall, Bldg. 21
57100 Beaver Drive, Sunriver (map)
541-593-2453

Offers junior and adult skis and snowboards, nordic skis, ski trailers (for little ones), and snowshoes for rent. Also sells bicycle accessories such as helmets.

"Save time and money: rent your gear the day before you ski at Village Bike and Ski. We have the newest and most extensive rental fleet in the area." —Village Bike & Ski


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Rides—Sled Dog

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)

For something out of the ordinary, take a dog sled ride along snowy, tree-lined trails near the slopes of Mt. Bachelor. You'll ride in the comfort of an Iditarod dog sled while a team led by professional mushers take you on a unique adventure. Advance reservations required. Space is limited so early booking is strongly suggested.

"Add a wild, magical experience to your getaway with a ride behind a real dog sled team." —Mt. Bachelor


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Skiing—Downhill

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)
Sunrise Lodge (map)
541-389-8359

Covering over 4,000 acres, Mt. Bachelor offers eight high-speed quad and three triple chair lifts with the top lift nearly reaching the summit. Over 100 named runs are available with groomed trails for intermediate skiers, beginner terrain, and advanced terrain that includes sub-alpine bowls and tree skiing. Areas popular with snowboarders can also be found in various locations.

"Mt. Bachelor is one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. and it's potentially up there as one of the best ski areas in the U.S." —Powderhounds


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Skiing—Downhill and Nordic

Hoodoo Ski Resort
61535 S Hwy. 97 Ste. 13, Bend (map)
541-389-8359

Offers deep, challenging powder on the backside and finely groomed runs on the front side of a rounded butte with lots of wide, open terrain. Night skiing and boarding is available (check schedule for days). Nordic trails are groomed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Mondays. Hoodoo is often closed Wednesdays. Ski and board rentals are available at the lodge.

"Hoodoo Ski Area offers more than 800 acres of terrain, 34 runs, five lifts, and one of the largest tubing parks in the West. Hoodoo is Central Oregon's original ski area and your destination for family-friendly fun in your backyard." —Hoodoo Ski Resort


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Skiing—Nordic

Mt. Bachelor
Nordic Center (map)
541-389-8359

Offers 35 miles of groomed trails for classic and skate style nordic skiing, a full rental service, and an onsite retail store (located in the Nordic Center). Trail passes, rentals, and lessons can be pre-purchased online for speedy and simple trail access.

"Enjoy the nation's longest groomed Nordic season and beauty of the great outdoors at your own pace. Adventure guaranteed." —Mt. Bachelor


Snowbike catching some air off a snowfield with snow-covered trees in the background. Tours—Snow Bike

Cascade Snow Bike
60650 China Hat Rd., Bend (map)
541-728-1119

Provides packaged two-hour, half-day, and full-day snow bike rental and backcountry guided tours. A backpack with avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and 2-way radio is provided in addition to all fuel. The half-day tour is popular, delivering a good time for the cost.

"At Cascade Snow Bike, we are purveyors of the finest snow bikes. Our goal is to be your backcountry outfitter and guides in the snow bike world. We are extremely proud to offer this amazing experience to our throttle twisting friends." —Cascade Snow Bike


Snowmobile speeding across snowfield with snow-covered trees in the background. Tours—Snowmobile

Central Oregon Adventures
Wanoga Snow Play Area
Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, Bend (map)
541-593-8887

Offers two-hour and four-hour snowmobile trips led by professional guides. Enjoy a comfortable trail ride or a rousing romp through the national forest, depending on the desires of the group. Stops are made at several snow play areas and the four-hour trip stops at Elk Lake Resort where you can get food or hot chocolate (additional cost). Riding and safety clinics are available for a separate fee.

"Don't waste your time trying to read the map to figure out where you are or where you want to go. Let our guides take you to all the sweet spots for the best views and play areas." —Central Oregon Adventures


Group of people snowshoeing and listening to a guide while standing in a forest. Tours—Snowshoe

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)
541-382-1709

Provides 90-minute interpretive snowshoe tours guided by U.S. Forest Service naturalists. Snowshoes are provided, but guests may wear their own. Donations accepted to fund this volunteer-based program. No previous snowshoe experience is required. Dress for the weather adn wear snowboots. No pets or children less than 11 years old are premitted.

"Learn about winter ecology and the geology of Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest watershed, and the plants and animals found throughout this area." —Mt. Bachelor


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Tours—Snowshoe

Wanderlust Tours
61535 S Hwy. 97 Ste. 13, Bend (map)
541-389-8359

Offers daylight and starlight snowshoe tours in the areas around Mt. Bachelor and the Deschutes National Forest. Includes naturalist guide, instruction, snowshoes, hot cocoa, and transportation to/from the location. Waterproof boots, pants, and jackets are available for rent (select size when making your reservation). If additional travel is acceptable, consider the Crater Lake snowshoe tour.

"Specializing in beginners, we help you enjoy the depths of the forest on a unique and fun adventure. Snowshoeing allows you to experience the silence of nature in a way unlike any other. You will follow animal tracks, discover winter ecology and have a blast with this new sport." —Wanderlust Tours


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Trails—Nordic, Snowmobile, & Snowshoe

U.S. Forest Service
61535 S Hwy. 97 Ste. 13, Bend (map)
541-389-8359

Explore miles of groomed nordic (cross-country), snowmobile, and snowshoe trails located throughout the Deschutes National Forest. Some trails are shared-use while others are dedicated to non-motorized use. Please note Sno-Park permits are required for many areas and can be purchased at the Sunriver Country Store.

"Specializing in beginners, we help you enjoy the depths of the forest on a unique and fun adventure. Snowshoeing allows you to experience the silence of nature in a way unlike any other. You will follow animal tracks, discover winter ecology and have a blast with this new sport." —Wanderlust Tours


Tubing lanes with people coming off a run in the foreground and people lined up to start a run in the background. Tubing

Hoodoo Ski Resort
61535 S Hwy. 97 Ste. 13, Bend (map)
541-822-3799

Offers eight lanes of tubing fun with a tow so you can ride back to the top. Tubes are provided free with your ticket (no other tubes are allowed). A limited number of double tubes are available for adults riding with small children not allowed to ride alone.

"Our niche is a family resort and this is one of things that families needed. Not everyone skis or boards." —Hoodoo Ski Resort


Couple snowshoeing down a small hill and creating a snow cloud behind them. Tubing

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)
541-382-1709

Have a blast on any of the six 800-foot long tubing lanes and catch a little air as you crest the rollers. Even better, there's no need to trudge back up the hill as specially-designed tows allow you to sit in your tube on the way up. Purchasing your tubing tickets online is strongly recommended as they often sell out quickly on busy weekends and holidays.

"Mt. Bachelor's Snowblast Tubing Park is Central Oregon's biggest snow tubing experience. It's fun for the whole family." —Mt. Bachelor


Family sliding down the small tubing hill with a line of people waiting at the top. Tubing

SHARC
57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-585-5000

Offers two lanes of tubing. Tubes are provided (personal tubes not allowed). Riders must be at least four years old. Single riders only.

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Group of people stand up paddle boarding on the Deschutes River. Trailers

Central Oregon Rentals
63026 Plateau Dr., Bend (map)
541-306-6197

Rents 10-foot to 22-foot flat-bed trailers suitable for transporting snow scooters, snowbikes, snowmobiles, and other snow gear. Your vehicle must have an appropriate trailer hitch. See Towing a Trailer for information on towing a trailer in Oregon.

"We offer trailer rentals to suit your needs. Central Oregon Rentals prides itself on newer top of the line equipment to keep you moving." —Central Oregon Rentals


Group of people stand up paddle boarding on the Deschutes River. Trailers

U-Haul Storage of Bend
63370 N Hwy. 97, Bend (map)
541-388-0671

Rents 7-foot to 12-foot utility trailers suitable for transporting snow scooters, snowbikes, snowmobiles, and other snow gear. Your vehicle must have an appropriate trailer hitch. See Towing a Trailer for information on towing a trailer in Oregon.

"Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience." —U-Haul