Newberry Volcanic Monument – Paulina and East Lake

Newberry Volcanic Monument - Officially created in 1990 within the Deschutes National Forest, Newberry Crater is a 17sq mile geologic wonder. The monument contains lakes stocked with fish, cinder cones, obsidian flows, waterfalls, camping, hiking and even some elusive hot springs if you know where to look for them. It's two main lakes, Paulina Lake and East Lake are surrounded by lush forests ands amazing peaks. The access road is seasonal and it is not uncommon for it to be blocked until after Memorial Day. The Location: Paulina Lake (the … [Read more...]

Willamette Pass Ski Resort

Willamette Pass Ski Resort is a medium sized ski resort located 75 minutes outside of Eugene on Highway 58. Known for it's great steep terrain and proximity to the Eugene Area, Willamette Pass makes a perfect day trip when you're craving the snow. In the summer they have some of the best mountain biking, hiking, and sight seeing in the Cascades. General Comments:Willamette Pass is a great ski resort if you want a fun, convenient day of skiing. They have terrain for everyone, a great atmosphere, and an enjoyable mountain. If you are a … [Read more...]

Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo Ski Area is a medium sized ski resort located 90 minutes outside of Eugene on Highway 20. Base Elevation: 4,668 ft Summit Elevation: 5,703 Number of Runs: 806 skiable acres; 120 acres maintained/groomed; 30 alpine trails Hoodoo has 15.8 kilometres of maintained Nordic trails. Number of Lifts: Hoodoo has 5 ski lifts: Three quads, one triple chair and one double chair and two tow ropes, and one carousel. Difficulty of Terrain: Beginner: 30 % Intermediate: 30% Advanced: 40% Average Snowfall: … [Read more...]