Winter Sports

Choose from the following to find a site: Two cross country skiers with tree covered hills and a snow covered mountain peak behind them


A person on snowshoes travels a path through deep snow surrounded by snow covered trees

Winter fun can be found from every direction! Santiam Pass and Willamette Pass are the main winter recreation areas for winter sports on the forest. Activities radiate from the sno-parks in each area. You can find cross-county ski trails, snowmobile trails, and places for sledding and snow play.

Four campgrounds are open year-round: Shady Cove Campground on the Detroit Ranger District, Cougar Crossing Campground and Lookout Campground on the McKenzie River Ranger District, and to the south Indigo Springs Campground on Middle Fork Ranger District.

Three rustic cabins are available to rent in the winter months: Warner Mountain Lookout and the Fish Lake Remount Depot Commissary Cabin and Hall House. There are also several winter shelters for use. Some of the shelters permit overnight stays; some are warming shelters only.

Use our winter recreation map to help you find an area or find areas under each of the winter sports activities listed above.

Know Before You Go!

View tips and resources to help you plan and prepare for your trip to ensure the best possible time for you and others who will be sharing the snow with you.

Oregon Sno-Parks: has an interactive map with a regional list of Sno-Parks and the activities available at or near each Sno-Park.
Road conditions: For road conditions, webcams, and more check
Snow Levels: Visit the Natural Resources Conservation Services Snotel website at

Areas & Activities