We're dreaming of family ski trips to Mt. Bachelor. (Photo credit: Tyler Roemer)

November. It’s that in-between season. We’ve put away the kiteboarding gear and the SUP boards. The mountain bike is on its way to the garage. We’ve planted the garlic, raked the leaves and pretended to take an interest in planning Thanksgiving dinner.

But our thoughts are in the Oregon mountains with visions of cold, wet storms and curtains of white.

We’re dreaming of night skiing through fresh snowfall at Mt. Hood Skibowl.

We’re thinking about cruising untracked powder from the cat ski at Mt. Bailey or Anthony Lakes Ski Area. We’re plotting a hut trip. Should we head to the Wallowa Mountains or the Three Sisters Wilderness north of Mt. Bachelor?

Maybe it’s time to plan the kids’ season — ski camp at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, a day trip on the beginner terrain at Warner Canyon or snowbiking at Hoodoo Ski Area. And, while we’re at it, we’ll book a romantic weekend at Timberline Lodge without the kids.

We’re planning, waiting, anticipating. Snow is coming.

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about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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  1. Maria Gath says…

    There is also Willamette Pass. With winter prices cheaper .Only 66 miles from Eugene and 104 miles from Klamath Falls , Willamette Pass has five chairlifts and two surface lifts which serve 555 acres and a vertical drop of 1,563 feet. It sports 29 full ski and snowboard runs, a including the state’s only high speed six pack and hosts a variety of events and services such as equipment rentals, ski and snowboard lessons, Nordic skiing, night skiing, and even snowshoeing tours. They cater to skiers and riders of all abilities and offer them the chance to experience big mountain terrain in a small mountain atmosphere. Willamette Pass Resort has a wide variety of services and offerings for your winter enjoyment. From their exceptional ski & snowboard school to their Summit House lounge, full service rental shop, group programs, terrain park and even wi-fi. Your visit will be one to remember. For more information check out their website: or call (541) 345-SNOW for more information. or contact Discover Klamath for more info:

    Written on November 15th, 2012 / Flag this Comment
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