The best places to learn how to snowboard in Oregon depends on a few different factors. When you are choosing a mountain to learn how to snowboard, you will want to consider location, cost, and quality. Below you will find three places that can help you learn how to snowboard in Oregon:
In order to learn about places to learn how to snowboard in Oregon, you will need:
- Access to the internet
- Mt. Bachelor. Mt. Bachelor is one of the most snowboard friendly mountains in Oregon. Mt. Bachelor has a 400 foot super-pipe which is internationally known to be one of the best. Bachelor also varies its prices with the weather. On inclement days, they will charge less for a lift ticket. Individual or group lessons are available from 65 to 300 dollars per two hour session. Located at 13000 SW Century Drive Bend, OR 97702.
- Willamette Pass. While Willamette Pass is not known as having the most exciting runs, if you are a beginning snowboarder, this is the best place to learn how to snowboard for the best price. It doesn't matter if there are black diamonds because you will probably be spending most of your day on the bunny hill or possibly a blue run. Lessons prices range from 35 to 65 dollars. Willamette Pass is located at milepost 60, which is 70 miles east of Eugene, Oregon on Highway 58.
- Timberline Lodge. Timberline has the best instructors in Oregon and the most beautiful scenery, which is truly "awe-inspiring" as stated on their website. Timberline is the located on the South face of Mt. Hood in the eponymous national park (the only mountain open year round in Oregon). Timberline offers summer snowboarding camps, and individual and group lessons for all ability levels. Timberline is better suited for individuals who want a refresher course, rather than individuals who want to learn how to snowboard for the first time. Even their bunny hill can be intimidating for the first timer. Lessons cost 55 to 300 dollars (depending on how many hours you want). Timberline Lodge is located approximately 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon at Timberline Lodge, OR 97028.