Willamette Pass Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Crecent Lake, OR.
Willamette Pass is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Willamette Pass Ski Resort.
Willamette Pass Lodging:
Willamette Pass Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Willamette Pass has a total of 29 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 555 acres, Willamette Pass Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 225 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.
Willamette Pass Ski Resort Elevation
Willamette Pass Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,683 feet, or 2,037 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,120 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,563 feet (476 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Willamette Pass's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Willamette Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level
49.4out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Willamette Pass has 555 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Willamette Pass is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 21% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 79%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Willamette Pass Ski Resort good for beginners?
Willamette Pass can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 79% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Willamette Pass Ski Resort Location
Willamette Pass Ski Resort is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Crecent Lake, OR.
Crecent Lake, OR 97425 USA
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Getting to Willamette Pass Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Willamette Pass Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.61000, -122.03000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Crecent Lake, OR to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Willamette Pass Ski Resort.
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||139 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Willamette Pass.
|Roberts Field||RDM||Redmond, OR||62 mi|
|Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)||EUG||Eugene, OR||69 mi|
|Rogue Valley International Medford Airport||MFR||Medford, OR||95 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Willamette Pass Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Willamette Pass Ski Resort.
|Mt. Bachelor||Bend, OR||9,065 ft||73%||32 mi|
|Hoodoo Ski Area||Sisters, OR||5,703 ft||47%||36 mi|
Willamette Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,683 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,120 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,563 ft|
(21% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 34% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|