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A Winter Wonderland in Sisters, Oregon

01/19/2022

A Winter Wonderland in Sisters, Oregon

Winter in Oregon means one thing: Heading outdoors to enjoy your favorite winter sports. If you’re looking for things to do in Oregon in winter, we have a few ideas up our sleeve. Today, we’re zooming in on Sisters, Oregon, where the Cascade Range Mountains stand tall against the sky and winter wonder abounds. 

Things to Do in Central Oregon in Winter

Oregon is no stranger to winter weather, which means it’s the perfect place to dominate your favorite winter sports or witness the magic of a peaceful snowfall. 

Ski the Day Away 

It’s no secret that skiing is a favorite Oregon pastime. One of the largest snow parks here in Central Oregon, Ray Benson Sno-Park, offers picturesque skiing and snowmobiling trails that traverse both the Willamette and Deschutes National Forest. Rejuvenate your cold fingers and toes along the way in warming huts!   

The Hoodoo ski area allows you to sign up for lessons, pick your trails—you can even venture out for night skiing. If you want an extreme adrenaline rush without exerting too much effort, their Autobahn Tubing Park offers thrilling vertical drops, not for the faint of heart. 

Is Nordic skiing or cross country skiing more your speed? Three Creek Sno-Park is a popular Sisters spot known for breathtaking views. Because it’s one of the tallest points in the area, winter sports often continue well into the spring. 

Rent or Buy Equipment at Hillside Ski and Sport 

Packing all of the winter sports equipment might not be possible (or desirable) in the back of your car. Hillside Ski and Sport right here in Sisters is where you can rent or purchase everything you’ll need, from skis to snowshoes to those essential lift tickets!

Visit Wanoga Snow Play Area

This winter playground, located near Bend, Oregon, boasts plenty of kid- and dog-friendly opportunities for hiking, sledding, biking, and snowmobiling. If you’re bringing little ones or pups along on your trip, this is one stop you’ll want to add to your list. 

Central Oregon Snowshoeing at Mt. Bachelor

Visit Mt. Bachelor for a free, guided snowshoe tour. Learn about Oregon’s ecology as you soak in the majestic sights surrounding you. Then, grab your skis and see the mountain at your own pace. Mt. Bachelor is famous for its ski slopes, suitable for all skill levels. 

If you’re looking to break a sweat, this list ranks the best snowshoeing trails in Sisters, Oregon. 

Bonfire Snowshoe Tours at Black Butte Ranch

As you plan to visit Central Oregon, add Black Butte Ranch to your list. Their Bonfire Snowshoe Tours guide you on a shoeing adventure under the Oregon stars. Offered during January and February, you can travel through the forest to a breathtaking amphitheater in the woods. 

The Best Hot Chocolate in Sisters, Oregon

There’s something extra delicious about hot chocolate after a day on the slopes. The Sisters Bakery is a beloved local hotspot that’ll warm your insides. Then, swing by Angeline's Bakery and Cafe, known for gluten-free and vegan treats.

Plan a Hot Chocolate Taste-Off! Visit a few different cocoa joints in Sisters and decide which is your favorite. 

GrandStay Hotels in Sisters, Oregon

If you decide to visit Bend, Oregon, or vacation in Sisters, Oregon, there are plenty of activities to fill your schedule. And at the end of an exhausting day (hey, no one said snowshoeing was easy!), you’ll want a cozy, comfortable place to lay your head.  

Spend a couple of days at our Sisters Oregon GrandStay Hotel! Our complimentary breakfast will fuel your day; our whirlpool will help relax your sore muscles at night. We cannot wait to see you the next time you visit Central Oregon. 

Check out our amenities and book your stay! 

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