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Most ski areas in Oregon are located along the spine of the Cascade Mountains. Nestled along the slopes of Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hoodoo are some of the best ski areas the Northwest has to offer. Alpine, Nordic and night skiing, as well as snowboarding parks, are an easy drive from major cities.

The lion's share of Oregon resorts are clustered near Portland, Oregon. Mount Hood Meadows, on Oregon's highest mountain, has 2,100 skiiable acres, 87 runs and a vertical rise of 2,777 feet. The resort boasts the most varied terrain in the Northwest and offers 1,700 additional feet of snowcat ski terrain.

Mt. Bachelor, near Bend, caters to the snowboarder, with a 400-foot superpipe and a specially designed mile-long chamber of pipes, rails, rollers and jumps. Alpine skiers have more than 60 runs to try, with most of the space dedicated to intermediate- and expert-level skiers.

For those who enjoy the dry climate of Central Oregon but revel in the perception of solitude, Mt. Hoodoo Ski Bowl is a bit more remote than the "big boys." With a top elevation of just over 5,700 feet, it offers 31 runs and has an adaptive skiing program for physically challenged skiers.

Outlying ski areas include Mt. Ashland, which is located near the town of Ashland just above the California border, and has 23 runs. Like many of its Oregon sisters, it offers extra space to expert skiers. Mt. Anthony, in Northeast Oregon, has the highest base elevation in the state (7,100 feet). But it is Mt. Anthony's dramatic eastern scenery and champagne powder that draws the repeat visits.

Many of Oregon's ski areas advertise on and off-site accommodations. Some winter camping is available. Visitors will also find ample dining opportunities at most of Oregon's 10+ ski areas.

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