Gold Lake Sno-Park

Gold Lake Sno-park, located at milepost 61.5 on Oregon Highway 58, is the highest in elevation of all three Willamette Pass area Sno-parks and offers a small network of loop trails with easy access to two three-sided ski shelters (Westview and Bechtel) with wood stoves and sleeping lofts.

Crossing the highway to the Gold Lake Road leads to more ski trails, the Gold Lake snow shelter, and to Willamette Pass Ski Area.

The Willamette Pass Ski Area has groomed cross country ski trails (check with Guest Services or the Nordic Center) and a corridor leading through the base of the ski area to the Pacific Crest Trail and Rosary Lakes area. A ski tour of approximately 4 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (heading north from Willamette Pass) will lead the skilled and prepared backcountry skier to the Maiden Peak Shelter, a fully enclosed octagonal ski shelter that is free to the public.


  • Restroom with vault toilet
  • Warming cabin (which serves as a base for the Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol)
  • Food and telephone are located nearby at Willamette Pass Ski area.