Eugene Rain Brings Mountain Snow

The one thing that’s great about the cold and crazy spring weather in Eugene is that it brings amazing mountain snow. This past week some areas of the cascades were hit with over 40 inches of fluffy, chest deep powder. While I unfortunately didn’t get to indulge, I heard that Saturday was one of the best days of the year for Willamette Pass and Hoodoo ski resorts. The snow was coming down in buckets and every turn was epic. If you plan on getting some spring skiing in this year these next few weeks are going to be amazing. More snow is on the way, which should make for one or two more powder days and this new snow will really help to keep the spring base intact. If only the resorts stayed open longer!

This snow also means that some of my, and likely your, favorite outdoor adventures are going to be that much better this year. At least for this week, Cougar Hot Springs will have some snow on the trail making it even more beautiful than usual. If you fancy an early spring camping trip, Clear Lake will be covered in a layer of the white stuff for a few more weeks. Sahalie and Koosah Falls will also be great places to visit this week, especially since some of the wild flowers are starting to bloom.

If you get the chance to hike up Spencer Butte on a clear day this week the cascades should be at least partially covered in snow as far as the eye can see. Remember, is your place to find the best outdoor adventures in Eugene, Springfield, Lane County, and all of Oregon!