An Unforgettable Winter in Oregon

A Wonderland of Natural Beauty and Fun

With average yearly snowfall of 38.5 inches, Southern Oregon is a winter wonderland. Opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fresh powder abound at Running Y Ranch: ski, snowshoe, ice skate, or birdwatch your way through winter at our resort. 

Oregon Skiing and Snowboarding

Where the Siskiyous meet the Cascades, Southern Oregon skiers enjoy a ring of snow surrounding the Rogue Valley during winter months. The breathtaking peaks and valleys, abundant snow parks, and accessible ski and snowboard areas make Southern Oregon a great destination for not just cross-country skiers, but also boarders, hikers and snowmobilers. Ski areas include Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Mt, Bachelor, Mt. Shasta, Warner Canyon Ski Area and Crater Lake National Park. 

Mt. Ashland        Warner Canyon        Mt. Bachelor        Mt. Shasta

Snowshoeing 

Suitable for anyone who's willing to try it, snowshoeing amounts to a beautiful outdoor walk. There are miles of great terrain for snowshoeing within Running Y Ranch and snowshoes are available for rent at the Sports Center November through April. Ask us about moonlight snowshoe tours where you can discover the Cascades in quiet beauty, under the bright moonlight. On one of our guided snowshoeing trips, you can expect the following:

  • Learn about surrounding wilderness, wildlife and snow tracks
  • Trek Time: 2 hours
  • Distance: Varies with group
  • Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
  • Departures: Upon request & availability
  • Season: November to April
  • Reservations: Required
  • Snowshoes provided
  • What to Wear: Snow boots, snow pants and layers

Ice Skating

Adults and children alike can enjoy ice skating at The Bill Collier Ice Arena, situated near the entrance to the Running Y Ranch. 

Snowmobiling 

Southern Oregon has plenty of places to race through the snow for a winter adventure. Carve through the fresh powder and experience the winter wonderland around you.  Rentals

Birding

Winter is the season to witness the largest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the continental U.S. Up to 780 eagles spend winter in the Klamath Basin, with peak numbers usually seen in February, right around the time The Ranch hosts the annual Winter Wings Festival.

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