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 spring skiing and riding season.
Throughout the spring season several Oregon resorts 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), test your fitness in a ski mountaineering race, 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 2020 Sunchaser Spring season. 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, which will remain open through Sunday, April 26. Then starting Monday, April 27, Mt. Bachelor will remain open daily through Sunday, May 24, more than 2,000 acres accessed via the West Village base area.
The resort also has a packed roster of events including the Subaru Winterfest April 3–5, 2020 featuring musical guests including The Infamous Stringdusters. 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 28, 2020! 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.And RendezVan will go off for the second year in a row April 22–26. This multi-day camp, ski, and live music event celebrates Mt. Bachelor’s famed RV and van-life culture. And brand new this year, the Woodward Peace Park Championships, April 22-26, 2020.
Snowboarders are also invited to surf through the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge contest, May 8–10, 2020. 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 offering discounted Spring Passes priced at $219–269 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.
Mt. Hood Meadows SpringSation, Fun Fundraisers, Brew Fest & Pass Deals
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering reduced price Spring Passes priced at $159 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 9 through closing day on May 2, 2020, but can also be used as a night season pass starting Monday, February 17, 2020 for 3:00 – 9:00pm night skiing and snowboarding. On Saturday nights through March 14, beginners can receive a two-hour night lesson for just $25, add on ski or snowboard rentals for $10 and a night Progression ticket for just $5 more.
The resort swings into Spring mode with an awesome lineup of events during Toyota SpringSation at Mt. Hood Meadows. From the Spring Brewfest to the Sno-Kona Pond Skim, Meadows events are filled with fun and great for participating in and spectating. The 32nd annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out is a two-day event, March 8-9, 2020, 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 $279, the Spring Brew Fest on March 21, 2020, Demo Day March 15, 2020 the Full Sail Banked Slalom competition March 28, 2020, Suits and Boots April 19, 2020, reVegetate ski and snowboard competition on April 25-26 2020, and the 13th Annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim and Season’s End Festival to cap off the season on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Park Riding, Groomed Skiing, Snowshoeing & More at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area
Timberline is offering discounted spring passes for $149, that’s 85 days of spring skiing for less than the price of two lift tickets! This direct-to-lift pass is valid seven days a week March 2nd through May 25th. Palmer chairlift accessing the upper Palmer snowfield is scheduled for repairs due to storm damage this past winter, the 2020 Spring opening date is yet to be determined. The lower mountain lifts will continue to 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 Timberline Spring Pass Lodging Package for a midweek stay in a queen room for $295 and receive a free Timberline Spring Pass (offer valid for stays through May 21 with the exception of Oregon Spring Break).
Timberline spring events include a Winemakers dinner at Silcox Hut on March 26, 2020 with RoxyAnn Winery, and a Westward Whiskey Dinner at Silcox Hut on April 2, 2020. Partake in magical twilight snowshoe tours on March 19 and April 1, 2020. As well as an Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 12, 2020 featuring Easter brunch and a full day of kids activities.
Spring Break & A Dummy Downhill at Mt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland celebrates an epic season with the 2020 Screamin’ Lizard Classic Ski Race, Saturday, March 14, 2020. This year’s costume theme of this all ability levels ski race is “Rock-n-Roll Lizard.” The Dummy Downhill follows on Sunday, March 15, 2020 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 (March 21-30, 2020). The mountain is open daily with mid-week lift tickets for just $25. Each weekday features a fun costume theme and the free hourly mountain shuttle will run daily from the City of Ashland.
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 Wy’Easter Skimo Race on March 8, 2020, the race is designed to provide an introduction into the world of Ski Mountaineering (ski-mo) racing while bringing together the mountain community. Also on the weekend of March 7-8, Kegs For A Cure at Skibowl will feature beer sampling and a live Dj with proceeds benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Children’s Cancer Assoc. Also, the Ski & Ride for a Cure 24 hours ski and snowboarding event is the same weekend!
The 19th Annual Snow Beach Festival is on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This all day festival includes pond skimming, a “Suds on the Slopes” beer and spirit tasting festival, hot dog and pie eating contests 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. The resort has also opened $29 Tuesday nights Ladies’ Night to everyone. The resort also has a $10 discount offer for Wild Mike’s Wednesday, details are on the site.
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 runs from March 23–27, 2020 and is open to ages 7 to 18. The whole camp experience including lift ticket, rentals and instruction is a deal at only $150! What better way for kiddos to wrap up the season than to learn new skills in forgiving spring conditions?
Also, purchase your 2020/21 season pass now and you can use it for the rest of the 2020 season beginning March 1. If this is your first ALMR pass, the First Time Passholder Deal is $199!
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 and Friday Night Music Series through March 27, 2020. Preview the New demo day on Saturday, March 14, 2020 features more than 20 retailers and 40 brands offering free test runs of the latest 2020-21 skis and snowboards. Enjoy the Skibike Fest 2020 March 6–8, 2020, celebrate Viking Fest on March 21, 2020 with free-heel skiing and Nordic culture. Enjoy free chili and ride the bull on Rodeo Day, March 28, 2020. And Spring Fling on April 11, 2020 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 March 22-28, 2020.