Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Southern Oregon Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts January 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm #579539 bcrider 4150 Posts No snow in Tahoe has finally gotten the better of me and I’m thinking of taking the sleds and splits up to southern oregon to explore. I saw a few mtns on the drive up to Bend last month. There were a couple interesting features just to the west of Upper Klamath Lake. Does anyone have any beta on these peaks or other stuff in souther/central oregon? TIA :thatrocks: January 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm #674486 snowsnowsnow 54 Posts I’ve been thinking the exact thing. At one point I saw a weeklong storm in the extended forecasts for both Lassen and Tahoe, but that didn’t stay in the forecasts long. January 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm #674487 bcrider 4150 Posts hmmm…Mt Thielsen January 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm #674488 mofoco 94 Posts Don’t forget about Mt. Bailey right across Diamond Lake from Thielsen. There’s a snowmobile road to the top, and Cat Ski Mt. Bailey runs a snowcat up there during the winter. Might be a fun, but $pendy option if you’re road-tripping and the conditions are right. The skinning’s good, too. Bend’s not much further away, tons to ride there. Just work your way up the Cascades all the way to BC Avalanche Bowl on Bailey. Finally rode down the middle of this with stable, low-snow conditions this November: January 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm #674489 nwboarder82 166 Posts If you’re planning to come up to Central OR, you should check out Tam McArthur Rim. It has a 6 mi sled access road that will take you into a remote area with some killer terrain to ride. They have a hut out there, but you can definitely find spots to camp around the lake. A couple buddies and I camped there after the Baker Splitfest last year. It’s kind of overwhelming to wake up in the morning to decide where you wanna ride. January 17, 2014 at 1:50 am #674490 snowsnowsnow 54 Posts All of these look like amazing options. Honestly, at this rate I would be happy with anything that has snow. January 17, 2014 at 5:10 am #674491 jibmaster 446 Posts Spent the past two weeks up in Oregon. Love it up there. http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=11744399@N08&q=Crater%20Lake%20McLaughlin%20Jan.%202014 http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=11744399@N08&q=broken%20top McLaughlin is going off right now. Got some bad weather window/timing issues – but if you got the time, this is the place to be. Not that far of a drive, really… January 17, 2014 at 5:12 am #674492 stoudema 551 Posts Garfield and Applegate Peaks at Crater Lake are options w/o sled access – ski right from Park Headquarters. Mt Scott is also fun, especially in the Spring. Access from the eastside – snomo access this time of year for sure. If you go to Thielsen, let me know, that’s one of the only volcanoes I haven’t ridden, and it’s on the list – about a 4 mile skin from the highway. Paulina Peak is another spot worth checking out that has good snowmo access and is a bit farther up 97, though I don’t know how the snowpack is holding up yet there. If you make it up to Bend, there’s tons of options for sled accessed touring around South Sister and Broken Top. Just drive in on Cascade Lakes Drive, park at the summer trailhead, and skin. South Sister offers a 5000 foot descent. Bachelor has a base depth of 60 inches right now, and over 70 mid mountain. January 17, 2014 at 5:29 am #674493 jibmaster 446 Posts McLaughlin, Pelican Butte, Crater Lake, Mt. Scott all have ample coverage. The place to stay is Melita’s. http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/melitas-cafe-chiloquin-481901 Perfect location for McLaughlin and Crater Lake. Motel/restaurant/bar + the casino is three miles down the 97 January 17, 2014 at 5:57 am #674494 snowsnowsnow 54 Posts I know exactly where this is then. I drove past that casino many times on the 97 on my way up to easters washington. You’ve got me inspired, an Oregon trip is happening. January 17, 2014 at 6:09 am #674495 Splitinbend 243 Posts Got out to broken top today. All south facing aspects are softening. Had a fun day. If you come up this weekend let me know. I have some free time. January 17, 2014 at 6:16 am #674496 Splitinbend 243 Posts http://instagram.com/p/jQejN2JBsc/ Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.