West of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the Edison Butte area has miles of cross-country skiing starting from the Edison Sno-Park off FS45.
Looking for good apres ski, check out the places in Bend, including Aviemore Arms, Silver Moon or Legends.
To reach the trailhead from Bend, head west on Franklin Street and follow to Galveston Street. Turn right heading west on Galveston Street crossing the river. Continue on Galveston Street to the round-about at NW14th Street. Head south on NW14th Street (aka CR372 and FS46) for 17.4 miles. Turn left heading south on FS45 for 4.2 miles. At the sign for Edison Sno-Park, turn right heading west into large parking area. The nordic trails depart from the south end of the parking area.
Overall, Edison Butte is the 18th most popular cross country ski area of all 23 Nordic ski destinations in Oregon. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Edison Butte including Mt. Bachelor XC Center, Santiam Pass, Swampy Lakes, Dutchman Flat 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
Base Camp: Bend Hostel (800) 299-3813
Luxury Loding: Sunriver Resort (800) 547-3922; Inn Of The Seventh Mountain (800) 452-6810; Pine Ridge Inn, Bend (541) 389-6137.
Breakfast Restaurant: Royal Blend Coffee; West Side Cafe
Reference Source: click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon
GPS: 43.93135, -121.59807
Date Published: 1/6/2016
Date Updated: 7/9/2016
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