Central Oregon truly is a winter wonderland

Bend is so much more than just a ski town.

From tubing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating to Nordic skiing and fat biking, Central Oregon’s winters pretty much have it all. want to really mix things up? Channel your inner Jack London and book a dog-sledding ride. Or better yet, bring your own pup with you on designated skijoring trails!

Here’s a look at some of our favorite winter activities:

Village at Sunriver Ice Arena

Ice skating in Sunriver has long been a favorite activities among families. Now with a sleek new look and upgrades to the sound system, skates and viewing area, Sunriver’s ice rink is ready to entertain a whole new generation of parents and kids.

Seventh Mountain Resort
Bend’s only open air rink, this beautiful venue is located less than 10 minutes from the Old Mill District on the way to Mount Bachelor. Be sure to ask about the nightly light shows as well!

The Pavilion
Do it all – ice skate, hockey, curling – on Central Oregon’s only full NHL-sized ice surface. Covered and equipped with locker rooms, view areas and a snack bar, you’re sure to find your winter sport at Bend Park & Rec’s newest facility.

Mt. Bachelor Snowblast Tubing Park

The rubber hits the snow at the Snowblast Tubing Park where riders blast down 800 feet of snow.

Hoodoo Autobahn
Get an all-day tubing pass or purchase a 10-pack of runs to mix up your day on the hill. Want the best birthday party, EVER? Hoodoo offers a tubing birthday party extravaganza package.

Oregon Trail of Dreams

Add a wild, magical experience to your winter with a ride behind a real dog sled team! Stay snug and warm in the sled while the team of dogs and a professional musher whisk you off for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

There’s no reason to quit biking in the winter with the rising popularity of fat bikes. Mountain bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide, fat biking plow over snow with ease. Crow’s Feet Commons, The Hub Cyclery, Hutch’s, Pine Mountain Sports and Sunriver Sports all rent out fat bikes.