Elk Lake is a lake located along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, only at eleven miles passing Mount Bachelor in Central Oregon Cascade Mountains.
Relatively close to Bend, it is more or less a 35 minute drive. However in winter there is no other way to access the resort, but by the resort’s transportation or via your snowmobile and maybe by skiing for the most fit and daring ones. It is an 11 mi/17.70 km ski trip through some of the most breathtaking scenery of Central Oregon.
In the resort, there is a nicely and regularly attended trail for the guests, but there are some vertical hills and ungroomed trails through the forest for many extreme sport fans like snowboarders. Elk Lake is a famous place for snowboarding near Bend.
You should not miss visiting Canyon Lake, a lake beautifully shaped every year by ice crystals, a spectacle worth seeing while being there. Regarding accommodation, you find a range of cabins at the resort, but you won’t have problems locating something else nearby. Note that you can rent your gear at the resort.