Oregon excels at spring skiing and snowboarding with a ski season that extends all the way to Memorial Day weekend — that’s almost two months longer than a traditional ski season. This extended season benefits every level of skier from the total novice to advanced freestyle riders. The spring season is defined as early March through May. Spring days are longer and warmer, with a full spectrum of ski conditions from powder to corn snow. With a great cycle of snowstorms rolling in throughout the winter, Oregon ski areas have a substantial base, which means you can expect great coverage from top to bottom during the extended skiing and riding season.
Throughout the spring season several Oregon resorts including Timberline, Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Meadows offer special budget-friendly spring passes. Unlike a regular season pass, these passes go on sale in late winter, usually in early March. The prices and on-sale dates are not announced in advance, so it’s smart to subscribe to resort newsletter or social media accounts to take advantage of the deals; or check out our roundup below.
Oregon ski areas are also rolling out a full roster of spring events — whether you’re looking to partake in rowdy pond skimming festivities (or just cheer from the sidelines), partake in slopeside #Vanlife, enroll the kids in fun ski camp (and get some quality time together), or just enjoy the longer spring days on-hill with the whole family. Browse our roundup of spring events and pass deals and get on board in Oregon.
Extended Sunchaser Season, RendezVan, Big Waves & Spring Skiing Deals At Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor offers the most open terrain in North America during its Sunchaser Spring season; the resort is now offering the Sunchaser Spring Pass to ski and ride from April 1 through May 28, 2023 for $319. All 4,318 acres of terrain is scheduled to remain open every day the weather permits through the end of April including the Sunrise lodge and base area. As the season gets along, Mt. Bachelor remains open with 2,000 acres accessed via the West Village base area.
The resort also has a packed roster of events including the return of RendezVan April 19-23, 2023, this multi-day festival at Mt. Bachelor celebraties the spring season and local van-life culture; Gerry Lopez’s Big Wave Challenge competition brings the surf to the mountains for a one-of-a-kind competition hosted by the legendary big wave surfer. Look for live DJs, tacos, and on-snow fun with weekly 10 Barrel Snow Beach parties and wraps up with a finale weekend — Board, Bike, Brew — complete with plenty of spring snow slashing, lift-served downhill bike park laps off Little Pine, live music, pond-skims, costumes, stoke and more.
Mt. Hood Meadows Spring Fun, Brew Fest & Pass Deals
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering reduced price Spring Passes which are on sale now starting at $169 and valid from March 6, 2023 through the end of the season. The pass can also be used as night season pass beginning in February. The resort is also offering a spring pass package, including a Spring Pass and three two-hour lessons and rentals for the rest of the season—a great package for anyone wanting to learn to ski or snowboard this spring.
The resort swings into Spring mode with an awesome lineup of events including the Spring Brewfest and the annual Pond Skim, Meadows events are filled with fun and great for participating in and spectating. First-come first-served overnight RV camping is also offered at Meadows through the Spring.
Park Riding, Groomed Skiing, Snowshoeing & More at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area
Timberline is once again offering discounted spring passes for $269 allowing for 78 days of spring skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood. This direct-to-lift season pass is valid seven days a week beginning March 13 through May 29, 2023. The resort is scheduled to run all lifts including the Palmer chairlift accessing the upper Palmer snowfield and select lower mountain lifts which offer access to world-class terrain parks for beginner to expert skiers and riders as well as access to all open terrain. The resort has already received 441 inches of snowfall by mid-March, so it’s shaping up to be an incredible spring season.
Visitors can also take advantage of the Moonlight Snowshoe Hotel Package, combining a hotel stay with a moonlight snowshoe tour. Timberline spring events include an Easter Celebration featuring Easter brunch and a full day of kids activities.
The “World’s Best Spring Break” at Willamette Pass
To celebrate Spring Break, from March 15–April 30 Willamette Pass is offering demand-priced lift tickets starting at $19, in addition, every adult lift ticket purchased online and in advance comes with a $10 credit redeemable toward food and beverage in the restaurant and retail store. Rentals purchased online and in advance are also just $19. The resort also continues to offer a “Learn the Basics” of skiing or snowboarding in daily FREE 2-hour first-time beginner lessons.
Spring Break & A Dummy Downhill at Mt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland celebrates an epic season with the Screamin’ Lizard Classic Ski Race in mid-March. The season closes out with the Dummy Downhill featuring handmade creations launched down the mountain and off a ski jump. This spectacle draws a huge crowd of enthusiastic spectators.
Spend Oregon’s Spring Break at Mt. Ashland, The mountain is open daily with discounted mid-week lift tickets. Each weekday features a fun costume theme and the mountain shuttle will run from the City of Ashland.
Spring Break Kids Camps At Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Anthony Lakes is offering a skill-building camp for kids. This all-inclusive five-day ski and snowboard Spring Break Camp in March is open to ages 7 to 18. The whole camp experience including lift ticket, rentals and instruction is a deal at only $250! What better way for kiddos to wrap up the season than to learn new skills in forgiving spring conditions?
Hoodoo Ski Area Massive Gear Demo & Extended Spring Break Hours
Hoodoo Ski Area has great events scheduled throughout March and April in addition to the fun to be had during Friday and Saturday night riding. Preview the New demo day features more than 20 retailers and 40 brands offering free test runs of the latest skis and snowboards. Enjoy the Skibike Fest, celebrate Viking Fest with free-heel skiing and Nordic culture. Enjoy free chili and ride the bull on Rodeo Day. And Spring Fling celebrates the end of the season with a Pond Skimming Battle Royale and a costume contest. The resort also offers extended hours during Spring Break.