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 Memorial Day Weekend, with several Oregon resorts including offering 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!
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 spring skiing and riding season.
In addition to great ski conditions, Oregon ski areas are 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), test your fitness in a ski mountaineering race, enroll the kids in fun ski camp (and get some necessary quality time together), or just enjoy the longer spring days on-hill with the whole family, there’s definitely a perfect destination in Oregon. Browse our roundup of spring events and pass deals and get on board in Oregon.
Ski Mountaineering Races, Snowshoeing & more at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area
Timberline is offering discounted spring passes valid through May 27, 2019 for only $139. Visitors can also take advantage of the Timberline Spring Pass Lodging Package for a midweek stay in a queen room for $285 and receive a free Timberline Spring Pass (offer valid for stays from March 11 through May 24, 2019).
Timberline spring events include the Wy’Easter Ski Mountaineering Race at Timberline on March 23 and April 20, a Winemakers dinner at Silcox Hut on March 28 with J. Scott Cellars, magical full moon snowshoe tours on March 18 and April 18, plus a sunset snowshoe tour on April 3, 2019. As well as an Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 21, 2019 featuring Easter brunch and a full day of kids activities.
Extended Sunchaser Season, Big Waves & Spring Skiing Deals At Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor offers the most open terrain in North America during its 2019 Sunchaser Spring season. All 4,318 acres of terrain is scheduled to remain open every day the weather permits through the end of April. Then in May, more than 2,000 acres will remain open daily through the planned closing day of Sunday, May 26. Also new this spring, Sunrise Lodge and parking will remain open through Easter Sunday, April 21—three weeks longer than in previous years.
The resort also has a packed roster of events including the Subaru Winterfest March 15–17, 2019 featuring musical guests including G. Love & Special Sauce. Visitors can also opt to combine a day of skiing and snowboarding with awesome spectating at the 10 Barrel Hella Big Air Competition on Saturday, March 30, 2019! Spectators are invited to cheer on snowboarders and skiers battling it out on a 70-foot jump while enjoying a party atmosphere in the base area.
If backcountry is more your thing, Vertfest Mt. Bachelor on Saturday, April 6, 2019 is an event to celebrate winter and backcountry culture.
Snowboarders are also invited to surf through the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge contest, April 12–14, 2019. This snowboard event hosted by the legendary big wave surfer, features a series of huge sweeping banked corners, quarterpipes and spines shaped into wave-like features for a flowing course. This laid-back event even includes a traditional Hawaiian luau. Aloha!
Mt. Bachelor is also offering discounted Spring Passes priced at $209–259 for adults with additional discounted pricing for teens, children and seniors. The Sunchaser Spring Pass is your ticket to ski and ride up to 58 days during Mt. Bachelor’s Sunchaser Spring season. The resort is also offering a Sunchaser Spring 2 of 3 Day Pass for up to 50% off the regular price.
Mt. Hood Meadows Fun Fundraiser, Brew Fest & Pass Deals
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering reduced price Spring Passes priced at $149 for adults, $139 for 65+ and $99 for ages 7–24. Meadows will operate daily through April 21, 2019, then Fridays through Sundays until May 5, 2019. The Pass provides every day access beginning March 8 through closing day on May 5, 2019, but can also be used as a night season pass starting Monday, February 18, 2019 for 3:00 – 9:00pm night skiing and snowboarding.
Mt. Hood Meadows has a huge slate of events running through early May. The 31st annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out is atwo-day event, March 10-11, 2019, for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels combining fun, competition, and fundraising. This unique racing format pits over 400 participants in teams of five competing for prizes in a race that rewards consistency and teamwork rather than individual speed.
Meadows is also offering a series of three day Spring Holiday camps for Kids for $309, the Spring Brew Fest on March 23, 2019, Demo Day March 17, the Full Sail Banked Slalom competition March 30, 2019, reVegetate ski and snowboard competitionon April 27 -28, 2019, and the 12th Annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim and Season’s End Festival to cap off the season on Saturday, May 4.
Hoodoo Ski Area Massive Gear Demo & Extended Spring Break Hours
Preview the New demo day on Saturday, March 16, 2019 features more than 20 retailers and 40 brands offering free test runs of the latest 2019-20 skis and snowboards. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your gear, this event is your chance to try before you buy!
The resort also offers extended hours during Spring Break March 25-29, 2019.
Discounted Season Passes, Party Wave & Spring Beach Festival at Mt. Hood Skibowl
Mt. Hood Skibowl is celebrating spring with a series of events including the new Party Wave Banked Slalom on March 16, 2019. The18th Annual Snow Beach Festival is on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This all day festival includes pond skimming, a “Suds on the Slopes” beer and spirit tasting festival, hot dog and pie eating contests, the “Goggle Tan Rail Jam” and much more. Cap off your full day with Cosmic Tubing and a fireworks show. This great family event offers something for everyone! Ladies Night is every Tuesday night through the end of the season offering $25 lift tickets.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is schedule to stay open through mid-April. Unlimited Spring Passes are currently on sale for $109, and are vaild anytime the lifts are running.
Spring Break Kids Camps At Anthony Lakes
Anthony Lakes is offering a skill-building camp for kids. This all-inclusive five-day ski and snowboard Spring Break Camp runs from March 25–29, 2019 and is open to ages 7 to 18. The whole camp experience including lift ticket, rentals and instruction is a deal at only $125! What better way for kiddos to wrap up the season than to learn new skills in forgiving spring conditions?
A Dummy Downhill at Mt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland celebrates an epic season with the Dummy Downhill on Saturday, March 16, 2019 featuring featuring handmade creations launched down the mountain and off a ski jump. This spectacle draws a huge crowd of enthusiastic spectators.