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Willamette Pass Resort Guide

The Willamette Pass resort guide summary is: Willamette Pass has 6 lifts within its 222 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 476m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 29 trail at Willamette Pass.


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Willamette Pass Resort Guide

The Willamette Pass resort guide summary is: Willamette Pass has 6 lifts within its 222 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 476m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 29 trail at Willamette Pass.

Vertical:

Top: 2037m
Arrow
476m
Bot: 1561m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

29
20%
45%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

222
Snowmaking: 30%

Willamette Pass Lifts:

  • drag lift icon1
  • ski lift icon5
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 6
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Visiting Willamette Pass

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Willamette Pass.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    2 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Eugene
  • Nearest Train Station
    Eugene
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +15034845030

Willamette Pass Features

The terrain at Willamette Pass includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    20.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Willamette Pass resort?

While everyone in the family will enjoy the terrain at Willamette Pass, advanced skiers will pick eight black diamond runs. There's night skiing at Willamette Pass and a 1,563 ft vertical drop. You will find 29 trails over 550 acres and an annual average snowfall of 430 inches. There's plenty of cross-country skiing too. A new six-person, high-speed detachable chair called the "Accelerator" has increased skiers' time on the snow. The nearest airport to Willamette Pass is at Portland.


Explore Willamette Pass Location Map

Interactive Willamette Pass trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Willamette Pass?

DecemberAverage: 4.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Willamette Pass is week 3 of December. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 52cm of snowfall. Check out the Willamette Pass Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Willamette Pass

Overall: 2.9 Based on 7 votes and 11 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.6
  • Variety of pistes 3.3
  • Off-piste 3.5
  • Scenery 3.9
  • Apres-Ski 2.2
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Ben Hansen from United States writes:

Willamette Pass is a fantastic place for a wide range of skiing. I grew up skiing in CO. I recently decided to teach my family (wife and 3 daughters, 6, 9 and 11) to ski. It's been a fantastic resort for us.

The greens are ideally organized. The bunny hill, Sleep Hollow, is actually long and steep enough to teach new skiers how to turn. Likewise, over on the twilight lift, Duck Soup is a perfect 1.2 mile long beginner run (and what I love to warm up on). There's no blues or black runs cutting through it (so you have experts or crazy teenagers flying by). Sally's Way and Peek-a-boo get moderately more difficult. So, from terrain perspective its great.

For more advanced skiers, there's double diamonds like RTS or a 15 foot cliff on the north side. There's long groomed blues like Endurance. Because there's no lines, I can easily drop the kids for a lesson or lunch and ski myself silly for two hours.

The only negatives is that the resort is low enough that sometimes the snowpack can be low or the snow can turn to rain. But that happens everywhere in OR. Not everywhere can like CO (where you have base elevations at 10,000+ at several resorts). But if you are from Eugene, and want some beautiful views, reasonable prices, and terrain for a wide variety of skiers, you can't do any better than Willamette Pass.

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