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Take Your Pick of Spring Events & Discounted Passes at Oregon Ski Areas

Look for incredible spring pass deals as well as a full roster of spring events across the state.
March 14, 2018 (Updated January 10, 2024)

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.

Spectators enjoy spring events at Mt. Bachelor. (Photo courtesy Mt. Bachelor)

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 late May. 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, this multi-day festival at Mt. Bachelor celebrates 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 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.


Enjoy epic corduroy turns at Mt. Hood Meadows in the Spring. Photo credit: RichardHallman

Mt. Hood Meadows Spring Fun, Brew Fest & Pass Deals

Mt. Hood Meadows is offering reduced price Spring Passes and valid from mid-March 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.

A view of the summit at Timberline Lodge.
A beautiful day at Timberline. (Photo courtesy Timberline)

Park Riding, Groomed Skiing, Snowshoeing & More at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area

Timberline is once again offering discounted spring passes allowing for nearly 80 days of spring skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood. This direct-to-lift season pass is valid seven days a week beginning from mid-March through the end of May. 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.

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.

Sunny skies and fresh turns at Mt. Ashland Ski Area.

The “World’s Best Spring Break” at Willamette Pass

To celebrate Spring Break, 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 includes lift tickets, rentals and instruction. What better way for kiddos to wrap up the season than to learn new skills in forgiving spring conditions?

Preview The New at Hoodoo Ski Area.

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.

About The

Annie Fast
Annie Fast is a lifelong snowboarder and traveler. She was the editor of TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine and prior to that worked at the summer snowboard camps on Mt. Hood. Annie writes about outdoor adventures from her home in Bend.