Ski Areas in Oregon

-Home to 9 ski areas residing in the mighty Cascade Range which runs the full length of Oregon from North to South, dividing the Western and Central parts of the state, as well as 2 ski areas in Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon and 1 in the Warner Mountains in Southern Oregon for a total of 12. Oregon receives bountiful snow each Winter and is home to several tall glacial peaks and abundant powder skiing options.

Anthony Lakes (OR)

Resort Classification: (Class 2) Small

Anthony Lakes is a ski area located in eastern Oregon, near the towns of La Grande, and Baker City. The resort has one triple chairlift, and a vertical drop of 900ft. 

Anthony Lakes Ski Area is located in the majestic Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains in the northeast corner of the state of Oregon. At 7,100ft it claims the highest base elevation in the state.

A large Nordic Area is adjacent to the Downhill Ski Area at Anthony Lakes, and a backcountry snow cat is also offered during the peak season for skiers and riders of Intermediate ability and above.

Famous For:

-Dry and light powder, and great terrain variety for it’s size.

-Huge Nordic center adjacent to the downhill area. 

-The highest base elevation of any ski area in Oregon at 7,100ft.

-The most vertical in Eastern Oregon at 900ft vert.

-Anthony Lakes runs a snow cat servicing 2,000 acres of backcountry terrain Thur-Sun during peak season.


Infamous For:

-Only open 4 days per week, aside from holiday periods. 

-Long snowy drive, usually requiring AWD or 4WD vehicle through country and mountain roads.


Closest town with lodging:

The closest town with lodging for this ski area is: The town of North Powder off of I-84 which is about 21 miles East of Anthony Lakes. Also the town of Baker City has several hotels, motels and inns to chose from and is 34 miles S.E.

Also, 2 backcountry style yurts are available to rent for overnight Winter stays at the base of Anthony Lakes Resort, as well as an old converted Guard Station.


Closest City with An Airport:

The closest major city with a commercial airport for this ski area is: La Grande, OR. has a Regional Airport about 41 miles N.E.


Season Pass Reciprocation:

Anthony Lakes has reciprocal season pass deals with the following resorts: 2 free days at Bluewood, WA. and 3 free days at Eaglecrest, AK.

Mtn stats



Base Elevation: 7,100ft

Peak Elevation: 8,000ft

Vertical Drop: 900ft

Skiable Acreage:  300

Annual Snowfall: 250″

Number of Trails: 21


Terrain Stats



Beginner Terrain: 20%

Intermediate Terrain: 38%

Advanced  Terrain: 42%

Expert Terrain: –%

Av. Opening Date: Late Dec

Av. Closing Date: Early Apr


Chair Lifts



Low Speed Doubles: 0

Low Speed Triples: 1

Low Speed Quads: 0

High Speed Quads: 0

High Speed 6 Packs: 0

High Speed 8 Packs: 0


Other Lifts



Rope Tows: 1

Magic Carpets: 1

T-Bar / Pomas: 0

Gondolas / Trams: 0

Chondolas: 0

Snow Cats: 0




Adult lift tickets Thur-Sun.

  • Snow Making
  • Night Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Nordic Trails
  • Backcountry Gates
  • Uphill Traffic Allowed



Foot vertical drop spread over 300 skiable acres.

  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Snowboarding Allowed
  • Small Terrain Park
  • Big Terrain Park



Foot base, the highest in Oregon!

  • Slopeside Lodging
  • Free Parking
  • RV Camping Allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Cell Service
  • Pass Reciprocation

Oregon sno-park permits.

All Oregon ski areas are marked as “not free parking” (x) despite the fact that none of the ski areas actually charge for parking themselves. The State of Oregon however requires all vehicles parking in snow zones that are plowed and maintained by the State to purchase either a daily or annual sno-park permit to be displayed in the vehicle from Nov1-Apr30.

This chart represents the amount of different types of terrain available.

Beginner Runs


Intermediate Runs


Advanced Runs


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Below is a series of ratings for this ski resort that is based upon the opinion of skiers and snowboarders directly associated with the Snow Life network of web pages. These ratings are based on personal experience from us actually going there and shredding it up. If an NR appears instead of the rating, it means we haven’t shred there yet, but rest assured, it’s on the list!!! Ratings are from 1-10, with 1 being poor, and 10 being the best.

sl rating:   7.4


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Resort hours and location

Below are the operating hours for the lift system during the Winter Season according to this ski resort.


47500 Anthony Lakes Hwy, North Powder, OR. 97867

Holidays: 9am – 4pm

Thursday – Sunday: 9am – 4pm

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