Best Santiam Pass Cross Country Skiing

The 13th most popular XC Ski in Oregon.

  Bend, Oregon, US

  TRAILSOURCE.COM™

  June 22, 2016

Northwest of Bend and Sisters in the Deschutes National Forest, the Santiam Pass Winter Recreation Area has miles of cross country ski trails.

The trailhead is located on US20 (SR126) at Santiam Pass which is northwest of Sisters.

Overall, Santiam Pass is the 13th most popular cross country ski area of all 23 Nordic ski destinations in Oregon. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Santiam Pass including Mt. Bachelor XC Center, Swampy Lakes, Dutchman Flat, Edison Butte and Newberry Crater / Paulina Lake.


Local Contacts:  DNF (541) 388-2715; Bend Visitors (541) 382-3221; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Five Pines Lodge, Sisters

Breakfast Restaurant:  Seasons Cafe or Ski Inn Cafe in Sisters

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon

GPS:  44.4258, -121.8497

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/22/2016

ID:  15103


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