When you’re tired of the rain, grab your thermos, cross-country skis, snowshoes or sleds and head up into the hills! Winter recreation opportunities in the Willamette Pass area include a system of backcountry trails and winter shelters.
Willamette Pass Ski Area is located 66 miles from Eugene, Oregon and offers a wide variety of activities the whole family will enjoy including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic trails.
Sno-Parks: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
You can snowshoe, cross-country ski, and snowmobile from several sno-park locations in this winter recreation area. Popular sno-parks include Waldo Lake Road (cross country skiing and snowmobiling), Salt Creek Falls (cross country skiing), and Gold Lake Road (cross country skiing).
A detailed map of the area is available for purchase from any of our offices or from our Maps & Publications section.
If you're looking for more information contact or visit one of our ranger stations to find maps, guidebooks and staff available to supply information of area recreation, road conditions and more.
At a Glance
Willamette Pass Sno-Parks
Willamette Pass Ski Area
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.