Winter Recreation Area: Santiam Pass (Hwy 20)

  

photo of cross country skier with Mt. Washington in background

At the crest of the Cascade Mountains, winter snows and spectacular views of volcanoes, including Three Fingered Jack to the north and Mount Washington to the south, make Santiam Pass an ideal area for the whole family to enjoy a range of winter sports.

Skiing/Snowboarding

From the east, Highway 20/126 takes you to top of the pass, where you’ll find Hoodoo Ski Area, a full service lodge with chairlifts that provide access to a variety of skiable terrain.

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

Sno-Parks: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding

Some of the more popular sno-parks on the pass are Ray Benson (cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding), and Santiam Pass (cross-country skiing, sledding, snow play).

Heading west you’ll find Maxwell Butte (cross country skiing).

Highway 20 brings you to Lava Lake Sno-park and Tombstone Sno-park and Highway 126 leads you to Little Nash Sno-park and Ikenick Sno-park.

For the snowmobiling enthusiast, head north on Highway 22 to the McCoy Snowmobile Area.

More Information

A detailed map of the area is available for purchase from any of our offices or from our Maps & Publications section.

Contact or visit one of our ranger stations to find maps, guidebooks and staff available to supply information on recreation, road conditions and more.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: ODOT Road Camera US20 at Santiam Pass
National Weather Service Current Conditions and Forecast
ODOT Sno-Park Information  
Permit Info: You must have a valid Sno-Park permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle if you park in designated winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) between November 1 and April 30. Sno-park permits are sold at all DMV offices and by permit agents in resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets. 
Closest Towns: Highway 22
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Highway 20
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General Information

Parking:

You must have a valid Sno-Park permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle if you park in designated winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) between November 1 and April 30. Sno-park permits are sold at all DMV offices and by permit agents in resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets. 


General Notes:

Santiam Sno-Parks

Hoodoo Ski Area


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.4020631

  Longitude : 
-121.8514471

  Elevation : 
4,800 feet