Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Oregon

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Tom, Dick, And Harry Mountain


Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain is about the closest terrain to Portland for decent turns and, when compared to other below-timberline south-side routes, fairly steep.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#2. Glade Trail


The Glade Trail is an old ski trail that connects Timberline Lodge Ski Area with Government Camp.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#3. Alpine Trail


The Alpine Trail is another old ski trail that connects Timberline Lodge Ski Area with Government Camp.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#4. Palmer Glacier And Triangle Moraine


The Palmer Glacier and its lower snowfield are great spots for intermediate backcountry riders and skiers to test their gear or get in a few laps on a sunny day.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#5. Illumination Saddle And Upper Zigzag Glacier


Illumination Rock is a second tour above Timberline’s Palmer chairlift, similar to the Crater Rock route.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#6. South Climb, Hogsback Ridge


The South Climb is one of the most popular mountaineering routes in Oregon…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 7 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#7. South Climb, West Crater Rim


The West Crater Rim route to the summit is less popular among climbers and glissé mountaineers.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 7 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#8. Salmon River Canyon


Salmon River Canyon is a popular short route in winter, especially when the snow is poor at lower elevation, the weather is lousy high up, and you are short on time.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Rhododendron, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#9. Barlow Butte


For someone looking to get away from the south-side crowds around Timberline, Barlow Butte is worth checking out.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#10. Boy Scout Ridge


Boy Scout Ridge is the lower section of the West Moraine of the White River.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#11. White River Canyon


White River Canyon, the huge drainage between Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood Meadows ski areas, is flanked by Boy Scout Ridge and the West Moraine on one side…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 8 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#12. Frog Lake Buttes


Frog Lake Buttes are not a primary destination but a good alternative when you’re looking for protection in the trees and want to avoid the crowds and foul weather at Timberline and White River.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Wapinitia Pass, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#13. Mount Hood Circumnavigation


The Mount Hood Circumnavigation is an expert ski mountaineering objective.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 12 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#14. Bennett Pass


Bennett Pass is a popular cross-country area along with Teacup Lake, which lies below the ridge along OR-35.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#15. Mount Hood Meadows Bowls


This short, fairly straightforward run is another good place for beginner– intermediates to start.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#16. Mitchell Creek Bowl And Iron Canyon


When Mount Hood Meadows put the kibosh on uphill traffic inbounds, I had to search for another way to get a little exercise when I was working or had dropped my family off to spin on the lifts.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 1 mile
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#17. Vista Ridge


Vista Ridge is a long, low-angle route that is great for those just getting to know the east side of the mountain and who want a longer tour than the Mitchell Creek bowl.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Parkdale, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#18. Lower Heather Canyon


Lower Heather Canyon is a good intermediate trip that can be skied again and again with many different slopes.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Upper Heather And Clark Canyons


Upper Heather and Clark canyons are within the permit area of Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Newton Canyon


Newton Creek is a huge drainage between Heather Canyon and Cooper Spur.…
From the guidebook "Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books