Please note: This “Know Before You Go” update is as of March 3. Travel restrictions and requirements can change quickly, so be sure and check resort websites prior to travel.

It’s time to head to the snow when winter comes to Portland. With the nearby Mt. Hood ski areas and our proximity to the Cascades, Portland is a perfect hub for those of us who love skiing and snowboarding.

To help with your planning, we have compiled the latest COVID-19 information for driving and flying so you don’t have to. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be updating these pages as new information comes in.

OnTheSnow.com invites all of our site visitors to choose their favorite ski resorts in a variety of categories each spring. Resorts listed in this guide are the top choices by Portland site visitors.

Easy Day or Weekend Trips

 

Just over an hour away from Portland lies white-capped Mt. Hood and, if we spend just a couple more hours in the car, we can head to Mt. Bachelor, the largest ski area with the highest elevation in the state. These resorts are perfect for day trips and long weekends.

OntheSnow Visitor Drive-To Picks

Anthony Lakes: Drive time is 4.5 hours.

Cooper Spur: Drive time is 1.5 hours.

Hoodoo: Drive time is 2.5 hours.

Mt. Bachelor: Drive time is 3.5 hours.

Mt. Hood Meadows: Drive time is 1.5 hours.

Timberline Lodge: Drive time is 1.5 hours.

Willamette Pass: Drive time is 3 hours.

COVID Fast Facts – Day/Weekend Trips

 

When and where do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible.

Where can I find the most up-to-date information or COVID guidelines?

Oregon: Currently, COVID restrictions depend on a county’s risk level. Masks are mandatory statewide for those 5+ if social distancing is not possible. Travelers urged to self quarantine for 14 days upon arrival; residents urged to avoid non-essential travel.   
County
Clackamas County (Timberline Lodge)
Deschutes County (Hoodoo, Mt. Bachelor)
Hood River County (Cooper Spur, Mt. Hood Meadows)
Klamath County (Willamette Pass)
Union County (Anthony Lakes)

Destination Resort Fly-To Options

 

Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible.

OnTheSnow Visitor Picks: These are the most popular resort choices for those coming from the Portland metro area.

California

Heavenly

Mammoth Mountain

California COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between Oregon and California: Residents advised to stay at home. Los Angeles County where visitors must fill out online travel form.. There is a mandatory mask order for those over 2 (some exceptions apply). 

Colorado

Breckenridge

Crested Butte

Vail

Colorado COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between Oregon and Colorado: None.

Statewide mask mandate for those 11+. Pitkin County visitors (home to Aspen and other ski resorts) must complete an online affidavit (through April 30) and provide negative test within 72 hours of arrival or quarantine for 10 days. This appies to part-and full time residents, visitors 10+.Counties under color-coded virus risk restrictions. Possible $5,000 fine for failure to comply.

Montana

Big Sky

Montana COVID threat level: Might be some restrictions on Native American reservations.

Travel restrictions between Oregon and Montana: None

Utah

Park City Mountain Resort

Utah COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between Oregon and Utah: None. Statewide mandatory mask order for those 2+.

British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb

British Columbia COVID threat level:

Non-essential travel banned through Feb. 21 at least. Travelers at land borders will be given a self swab kit; testing provided at 5 high-volume crossings. International air travelers required to self quarantine for 14 days. Travelers crossing Canadian border must submit negative test within 72 hours of travel and towards end of quarantine, take COVID test at airport, then quarantine for 3 days at hotel at own expense until test results known. Hotel reservation lines entail lengthy waits ,if available at all. Flights can land only at Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto Airports. All travelers required to submit travel and contact information electronically via ArriveCan. 

 
 
 

Airline COVID Precautions

 

All airlines and airports have instigated stringent disinfectant procedures. Click below for your airline’s COVID page for specifics.
Air Canada

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

Frontier

JetBlue

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

Spirit

Westjet