Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes Oregon  by Chris Van Tilburg

Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon Guide Book

by Chris Van Tilburg (The Mountaineers Books)
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes Oregon  by Chris Van Tilburg
Full state coverage includes over 30 routes on Mount Hood alone, and ranges across Mount Jefferson, the Three Sisters and Bend area, Willamette Pass and Mount Bailey, Crater Lake National Park, the Southern Cascades, Steens, and the Wallowas and Blue Mountains regions. There are also classic routes just over the borders Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak in Northern California and Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Muir Snowfield in Washington. Many of these routes are selected for their straightforward approaches, while other sections describe avalanche safety, best resources, gear, Oregon backcountry laws, and routes by best season and skill level. This is a guidebook to get snowboarders and skiers out in the mountains for quality fun!

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Trails from the "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon" Guide Book
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The Alpine Trail is another old ski trail that connects Timberline Lodge Ski Area with Government Camp.
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
Aneroid Lake is the third of the long approaches, the grand tours of the Wallowa Mountains.
Joseph, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 16
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A more advanced, longer tour, the Angell Peak, Northeast Basin is a wide-open, scenic bowl with big views and bigger runs.
North Powder, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
To explore this spectacular snow and terrain, start simple.
North Powder, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2
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Closer to the road than the Broken Top, South Sister, and Tam McArthur Rim midwinter half-day trips, Ball Butte is ideal for a few laps.
Bend, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 12
For someone looking to get away from the south-side crowds around Timberline, Barlow Butte is worth checking out.
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5
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Barrett Spur is one of the more remote descents on Mount Hood, and one of the few on the northwest flank.
Parkdale, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 8
The second McKenzie Pass cinder cone is Belknap Crater, on the north side of the road, opposite Black Crater.
Sisters, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
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Bennett Pass is a popular cross-country area along with Teacup Lake, which lies below the ridge along OR-35.
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3
Skiing Big Sheep Basin, the south side of Wing Ridge, has a much longer approach than the Wing Ridge route.
Joseph, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 10
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Black Butte is another roadside cinder cone, in proximity to Black Butte Ranch, and near Sisters.
Sisters, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2
Lying on the south side of the road, with less than a thousand feet of skiable vertical, Black Crater offers a change of pace from the Santiam Pass crowds.
Sisters, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 8
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Boy Scout Ridge is the lower section of the West Moraine of the White River.
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5
Although the approach area is popular for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers, Broken Top is definitely an advanced trip for downhillers.
Bend, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
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The Southwest Ridge is probably one of the more popular Broken Top routes because it can be combined with a South Sister trip via the Green Lakes Trail.
Bend, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 14
Brown Mountain is more accessible and a shorter drive than some of the other southern Oregon peaks.
White City, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
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Cache Mountain is another roadside cinder cone with a millennium of vertical.
Sisters, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
Although the ski area covers the entire mountain, Mount Bachelor (aka Bachelor Butte) is still a sidecountry or backcountry destination for many skiers and riders year-round.
Sisters, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 1
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Cooper Spur is a large snowfield with great snow and weather in the spring, early summer, and even in fall, with an early-season snowfall.
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4
Skiing the unplowed rim road midwinter around the lake is a classic cross-country adventure—one of the premier long routes in the entire West.
Prospect, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 33
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