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|Temperatures are dropping, and the moisture is upon us. In the Cascades, this means fluffy, white snow and exhilarating Oregon skiing and snowboarding. Hurrah! |
In Eugene and on the Oregon Coast, this means rainy day hikes and warm, cozy getaways. Ahhh...
|Several great Sno-Parks offer easy access to snow play. Go sledding and tubing at Salt Creek Falls on a family-friendly maintained snow-hill. Or traipse around Gold Lake on snow shoes. |
Hoodoo Ski Area includes a five-acre Hoodoo Autobahn with one of the largest tube hills in the Northwest.
Call the Adventure Center for a snow report at 541.484.5307.
|On the Oregon Coast this is the peak season for winter whale watching, as spouting mammoth gray whales embark on their southern migration. |
Nature hobbyists and storm chasers also relish winter storm watching, with its huge thundering waves and dramatic skies. The Oregon Coast is known for its gusty winds and rolling fog banks.
We also reccommend observing these natural wonders from a cozy indoor window seat! The Surfside Restaurant & Lounge at Driftwood Shores in Florence Oregon is a prime oceanfront location with hot drinks and great Northwest cuisine.
|'Tis the season to infuse stark winter landscapes with festive light displays. Book a limousine tour of lit up local neighborhoods and area landmarks. |
Bright spots include Eugene's Gilham neighborhood and 28th & Chambers. Sam's Place also offers a seasonal excursion to festive areas around town.
Light parades: Since 1953, the Springfield Christmas Parade has been a favorite tradition and earned the reputation as the area's "oldest and coldest" parade often drawing a crowd of 10,000 people. Junction City's Parade of Lights is a magical Friday evening procession of huge lighted floats through the Junction City streets which culminates Sunday evening with winter festivities in the charming town of Coburg!