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Cross Country Skiing in Anthony Lakes, Baker City, Oregon USA

Annual snowfall:
25 feet/7.62 m
Summit:
8000 feet/2438 m
Longest run:
1.5 miles (2.42 km)
Ski area:
1100 acres/4.45 km²
Trails:
18 miles (30 km)
Located at the eastern side of Oregon, Anthony Lakes is an amusing destination once you feel like taking your board and sloping down the hills of the resort.

A lot of people gather here from the nearby cities, especially on weekends. This ski area of 1100 ac/4.45 km² has a lot to offer to its visitors, with the annual snowfall reaching up to 25 ft/7.62 m. The summit is at 8000 ft/2438 m and there is both Alpine and Nordic terrain.

There are runs for beginners, but the terrain is more suitable for intermediate and advanced athletes. The Nordic area features 18 mi/30 km of groomed trails, 14% is for beginners, 26% for advanced athletes and 60% for experts. There are regular nordic events organised in the ski area, so you would rather check the schedule.

Three lifts serve the area and the longest run you can find is 1.5 mi/2.42 km. Closest cities are La Grande and Baker City, however there aren’t many options regarding hotels nearby and you should better make reservations just to make sure.

You can find rentals at the ski area, so no worries about that. Anthony Lakes resort will most certainly justify your choice and the Blue Mountains are definitely worth visiting.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM La Grande
29.4 miles (47.32 km), 35 minutes
Head northwest on Adams Avenue towards Island Avenue, enter I-84 E and take exit 285 to US-30/OR-237 towards N Powder/Haines. Turn right on OR-237 S/U.S. 30 E/2nd St to continue towards River Ln and then turn left on Ellis Rd. Turn right on Anthony Lakes Hwy.
BY CAR FROM Baker City
18.9 miles (30.42 km), 31 minutes
Head south on 4th St towards Valley Avenue and turn left on 10th St/Broadway St. Turn right on U.S. 30 W/10th St and stay on U.S. 30 W. Turn left on Haines Cemetary Ln/Muddy Creek Rd and then right on Anthony Lake Hwy.
BY AIR
Baker City Municipal Airport,
19.6 miles (31.54 km)

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