Winter Recreation Area: Santiam Pass (Hwy 20)

This listing is provided by Travel Oregon

At the crest of the Cascade Mountains, winter snows and spectacular views of volcanoes, including Three Fingered Jack to the north and Mount Washington to the south, make Santiam Pass an ideal area for the whole family to enjoy a range of winter sports.


From the east, Highway 20/126 takes you to top of the pass, where you’ll find Hoodoo Ski Area, a full service lodge with chairlifts that provide access to a variety of skiable terrain.

Sno-Parks: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding

Some of the more popular sno-parks on the pass are Ray Benson (cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding), and Santiam Pass (cross-country skiing, sledding, snow play).

Heading west you’ll find Maxwell Butte (cross country skiing).

Highway 20 brings you to Lava Lake Sno-park and Tombstone Sno-park and Highway 126 leads you to Little Nash Sno-park and Ikenick Sno-park.

For the snowmobiling enthusiast, head north on Highway 22 to the McCoy Snowmobile Area.

More Information

A detailed map of the area is available for purchase from any of our offices or from our Maps & Publications section.

Contact or visit one of our ranger stations to find maps, guidebooks and staff available to supply information on recreation, road conditions and more.