Take a break during winter break; come on a ski/snowboard trip with the Outdoor Program to three of Oregon’s best ski areas.
We will leave La Grande on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 10, and drive to our accommodation on Mt. Hood, the Mazamas Lodge. That night we will ski at Mt. Hood Skibowl, America’s largest night skiing area featuring 34 fully light runs. A Scandinavian themed celebration with live music back at the Mazama Lodge will cap the night.
The following day we will ski at the Timberline Ski area high on the glaciers of Mt. Hood. Timberline is America’s only ski area that is open 12 months of the year; it provides excellent views, the historic ambiance of Timberline Lodge, and 3,690 vertical feet of skiable terrain. We will spend that evening and night at Mazama Lodge.
After enjoying Mt. Hood we will move on to the Cascade Mountains largest ski area, Mt. Bachelor for two days of skiing and snowboarding. Operating entirely on the Deschutes National Forest, Mt. Bachelor has offered a unique wilderness skiing experience for over 50 years. Eleven lifts, seven of which are high speed quads, whisk skiers and snowboarders up a total vertical drop of 3,365 feet. Our accommodation for the last two nights will be at the Seventh Mountain Resort.
We will return to La Grande on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The trip will be led by EOU Outdoor Program Coordinator Jerry Isaak. Jerry is a professionally certified ski instructor (CSIA) and American Mountain Guides Association Ski Guide. He has taught skiing in Europe and throughout North America. Optional one-hour ski lessons each day will be provided free of charge for all levels of skiers.
Saturday, Dec. 10 – Drive from La Grande to Mt Hood. Night ski at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
Sunday, Dec. 11 – Ski all day at Timberline Ski Area (Mt. Hood).
Monday, Dec. 12 – Drive to Mt. Bachelor. Ski half-day at Mt Bachelor.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Ski full-day at Mt. Bachelor.
Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Drive from Mt. Bachelor to La Grande.
Cost: $565 per person (7 persons max)
Includes: Transportation, lift tickets, accommodation, and optional 1 hour ski lesson per day (all levels).
Not included: Equipment rental (available locally through Anthony Lakes Ski Area), meals
A $100 deposit must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 16 to reserve a spot on the trip. Full payment is due no later than Friday, Nov. 25.