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Snowboarding in Mount Bailey, Diamond Lake, Oregon USA

Terrain:
6000 ac/24.28 km²
Level :
intermediate to advanced
Trail:
out and back 12 mi (19.30 km) long
Located in the Cascade Range, Mount Bailey, the rounded shield volcano offers great slopes and snow, attracting all kinds of winter sport fans.

Here one can find a lot of trails suitable for snowboarding, but one of the best is the Avalanche Bowl. This is a 12 mi/19.30 km, out and back trail. This spot is well known for cat snowboarding.

Overall there are 6000 ac/24.28 km² of terrain, ready to be explored in a beautiful alpine environment that leaves no one uninterested. This terrain is more of a place for intermediate to advanced level athletes, rather than beginners. You should come equipped with all the necessary gear, especially if you have planned a two day trip.

Bare in mind that the weather conditions on this mountain are unpredictable and an avalanche can be produced, so be well informed and prepared even for such an event, before packing your bags. Surely you can find lodging nearby, but if you want a more primitive experience, maybe you should try Hemlock Butte Ski Cabin, not far from the spot. However you need to make reservations first.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Diamond Lake
12.1 miles (19.47 km), 22 minutes
Head south on OR-138 E/Cascade Lakes Hwy/Co Hwy 245 and turn right towards OR-230 S/W Diamond Lake Hwy. After that, turn right towards NF-3703 and again right onto NF-300. Finally take the 1st left onto NF-380.
BY CAR FROM La Pine
70.3 miles (113.14 km), 1 hour 26 minutes
On US-97 S/The Dalles-California Hwy head southwest towards 4th St. Then turn right onto OR-138 W and then left onto OR-230 S/W Diamond Lake Hwy. Turn right towards NF-3703 and again right towards NF-300. Finally turn left onto NF-380.
BY CAR FROM Roseburg
90.4 miles (145.48 km), 1 hour 48 minutes
Take NE Winchester St and head south towards NE Wright Ave to turn left onto OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Keep driving to follow OR-138 E and turn right towards OR-230 S/W Diamond Lake Hwy. Turn right onto NF-3703 and again right towards NF-300. Turn left onto NF-380 and you have reached your destination.
BY CAR FROM Eugene
137 miles (220.48 km), 2 hours 36 minutes
Via I-105 E towards I-5/Springfield/Portland, take exit 4A towards I-5 S towards Roseburg and then exit 188 onto Oakridge/Klamath Falls. Enter OR-99 N and follow OR-58 E. Continue your course towards US-97 S/The Dalles-California Hwy and turn right on OR-138 W. Then turn left towards OR-230 S/W Diamond Lake Hwy and right onto NF-3703. Continue by turning right onto NF-300 and finally left onto NF-380.
BY AIR
Eugene Airport,
146 miles (234.96 km)

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