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Central Oregon Adventures Snowmobile Excursions

Central Oregon Adventures Snowmobile Excursions

Our customized snowmobile trips led by our professional guides, are definitely something to write home about. Our trips are NOT a 10 mile an hour trail ride (unless that’s what you are after). We limit our tours to six machines per guide to give you a custom ride. Our small groups allow for us to customize the trip just for your group. We stop at several snow play areas for you to experience all the freedom and exhilaration you can handle. Don’t waste your time trying to read the map to figure out where you are or where you want to go. We find that our tour machines come back to base camp with two to three times the miles than rental machines. Let our guides take you to all the SWEET SPOTS for the best views and play areas. More than six machines in your group? No problem, we’ll just put another guide with you. You can choose to stay together or split off according to different riding abilities and meet up at the various play areas.
Location: Sunriver, OR
Phone: 541-593-8887
Mt Bachelor

Mt Bachelor

Come and enjoy the 9,065 ft. Mt. Bachelor, a winter paradise. 3,365 ft vertical drop, 10 chairlifts, 4 terrain parks, super pipe, tubing park, day lodge and equipment rental. Mount Bachelor ski resort is a ski resort located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway.
Location: 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702
Sunriver Stables (Sleighs, December Seasonal)

Sunriver Stables (Sleighs, December Seasonal)

Treat the family or your sweetheart to a traditional open sleigh ride at Sunriver Stables. Sleighs hold four adults and two children to snuggle together under a warm blankets. Rides are offered weekends mid-December to January 1, weather permitting. Reservations required. Contact Sunriver Stables for dates and pricing.
Location: 57235 River Rd Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone: 541-593-6995
Bonfire on the Snow

Bonfire on the Snow

Snowshoe with your Wanderlust Tours guide to a quiet spot in the snowy forest to bask at a glowing bonfire in the middle of an amazing amphitheater hand-carved into the snow! Relax around the fire enjoying delectable desserts and hot drinks while naturalist guides share fun facts about the forest, its animal life and the night sky! This is Bend and Sunriver`s ultimate snowshoeing apres ski event.

Includes Guide, Headlamps, Snowshoes, Hot Cocoa with Hazelnut Espresso Vodka & Desserts, Transportation and Award-winning Naturalist Interpretation! *Early season conditions may affect our ability to run bonfire tours.*
Location: 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Suite 13. Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-389-8359
Snowshoe Tours on Mt. Bachelor

Snowshoe Tours on Mt. Bachelor

Snowshoe on Mt. Bachelor through the winter forest.

Snowshoe off trail into a snowy winter wonderland on our small group tours. Our outstanding naturalist guides bring the area alive for you with vibrant interpretation, snow play for all ages and simple inspiration of nature’s winter wonder. This trip is magical with snow-laden trees, animal tracks to follow and the quiet of a snow-hushed forest. Snowshoeing tours are customized for all adventure desires – stroll easily on flatter areas or leap off powder-covered lava flows and get “air” like you never imagined. (Even your teens will love it!) Snowshoeing tours take place in wilderness areas around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. New to off-trail snowshoeing? Let Wanderlust Tours do the driving and teach you fun snowshoeing techniques and tricks. All tours include instruction. Wear winter boots and powder/ski pants to keep your feet and legs dry while snowshoeing.

Included: Guide, Snowshoes, Hot Cocoa, Transportation and Award-winning Naturalist Interpretation!
Location: 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Suite 13. Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-389-8359
Snowshoe at Night

Snowshoe at Night

MOONLIGHT & STARLIGHT SNOWSHOE TOURS

Snowshoe by the light of the moon! Discover the Cascades under the bright moonlight reflecting off of the white snow, and look for signs of animals in their nocturnal wonderland! Wanderlust Tours runs monthly moonlight snowshoe trips for the few nights surrounding each full moon from November to April. Each other night throughout the winter we offer starlight snowshoe tours!

Exploring with Wanderlust Tours` renowned naturalist snowshoe guides, tour participants will get away from the light of the city, learn about the constellations, watch for shooting stars, and listen for the hush of the nighttime forest of the Cascades. Enjoy hot chocolate with marshmallows at the end of your moonlight or starlight tour. Snowshoes are included on all tours! Wear winter *boots and powder/ski pants to keep your feet and legs dry.
Location: 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Suite 13. Bend, OR 9770
Phone: 541-389-8359
Shoes, Brews, & Views

Shoes, Brews, & Views

AFTERNOON SHOES, BREWS, & VIEWS SNOWSHOE TOUR

Children ages 8 and older are welcome
Those under 21 can enjoy root beer instead!

Snowshoe off-trail to enjoy a gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Come have a blast deep in the forest with a professional naturalist guide and, like a true Bendite, enjoy a hand-crafted micro-brew from Cascade Lakes Brewery while staring at magnificent mountain vistas! We blaze our own trail away from other people to little known viewpoints. Sweet nuances of the forest will be brought to life and amazing fun surfing on the hills can be had by all, making this Wanderlust Tour the best winter activity for families in Bend or Sunriver, Oregon!

Included: Guide, Snowshoes, Local Micro-Brew Beer, Transportation and Award-winning Naturalist Interpretation!

Wear sunglasses, and bring a camera to take in the dramatic mountain views!

**Waterproof boots, pants, and jackets are available for rent through Wanderlust Tours. Please reserve sizes when you make your reservation.

Location: 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Suite 13. Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-389-8359
Snowblast Tubing

Snowblast Tubing

Mt. Bachelor`s Snowblast Tubing Park is Central Oregon`s biggest snow tubing experience. It`s fun for the whole family (must be at least 42" tall) with an 800 foot ride full of rollers and up to 6 lanes. Sit comfortably in your tube on the way down... and on the way up with our specially-designed tows to pull you back up the hill for another round of fun.

Snowblast Tubing is conveniently located at Mt. Bachelor`s West Village base area, between the Mountain Gateway building and Red Chair next to the parking lot.
Location: 13000 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 97707
Phone: 541-382-1709
Wanoga Sno-Park Sledding

Wanoga Sno-Park Sledding

Wanoga Sno-park has come to the forefront as the most popular sledding hill in the area. The hill is perfect for the whole family and is certainly the safest alternative that is close to the city. The snow can be hard packed and very bumpy due to its heavy use, however, so an innertube will be a better choice than a rigid toboggan.

The Sno-Park is equipped with a large warming hut that is perfect for breaking out a thermos of hot chocolate. There are also vault toilets, and the entire Sno-Park is dog friendly.
Location: Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541-383-4000
Ice Skating at Sunriver Village

Ice Skating at Sunriver Village

Sunriver Ice Skating at the Village at Sunriver Ice arena has long been a family favorite. Now with a sleek new look and modern upgrades to the sound system, skates and viewing area the Ice Rink continues its family traditions.
Location: 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone: 541-593-5948
Alpine Express Train

Alpine Express Train

ll aboard! The Alpine Express Train is Central Oregon’s only family fun trackless train experience. All ages are welcome to take the 7-10 minute ride. Riders can enjoy scenic tours throughout the newly remodeled Village at Sunriver.

The Alpine Express Electric Trackless Train was modeled after the authentic American 4-40 Locomotive, with coal tenders, passenger cars and caboose. The Alpine Express is manufactured entirely in the USA and built with pride by American Craftsman with over 200 years of combined experience and an exceptional commitment to quality and meticulous detail. Truly a great family experience for all ages.
Location: 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone: 541-593-5948