When it comes to family-friendly ski areas, unfortunately not all are created equal. Thus, for families looking to maximize both their time and hard-earned dollars, it’s important for parents to identify which areas will be the best fit for them, their kids and their budgets. To help demystify all the options throughout Oregon, we’ve consolidated experience and expertise from the crew at Evo Portland – a local ski and snowboard shop in Portland – to give you the most accurate and up to date details. With winter fast approaching, it’s time to round up your kid’s rental skis, snow gear, and put that rocket box back on the car! Alas, without further ado, here’s a round-up of Oregon’s most family-friendly ski resorts:
I’ve had my eye on Great Wolf Lodge for a few years now since I love water parks. We used to go to Wild Waves every year with a group of people and it was a ton of fun. Now that we have kids, I figured I’d use it as an excuse to take them to Great Wolf Lodge for our oldest daughter’s almost 4th birthday last month since it’s indoor and we don’t have to worry about the weather ruining our fun if it were to be cold and dreary with the PNWs fickleness.
Before baby girl #2 arrived, I wanted to take a beach trip with just the 3 of us as a mini vacation because once she actually does arrive, we probably won’t be doing too much of anything, which seems to be the norm when you become a parent.
We set out our sights on Depoe Bay, Oregon area since we always head to Seaside, Oregon for it’s close proximity to us. Depoe Bay is a nice area and there’s plenty to do and see, even if you have to drive a little way north or south depending on preferences of activities.
We ended up staying the weekend at the Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort because you literally have the best view of the ocean as the hotel sits on a cliff. I was planning on taking some maternity photos on Fogarty beach, so the Surfrider Resort was the perfect spot to wind down for the night!
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This post is sponsored by Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Remember back in the day when the highlight of the elementary school day was playing the Oregon Trail game?
I didn’t really understand that piece of history at that age. It wasn’t until I reached 30 that I had more of an appreciation for history, especially local history like the Oregon Trail since I’ve lived near Portland, Oregon my entire life.
This last weekend we were invited to meet up with modern-day pioneers who shared a little bit of backstory with us about the pioneers who settled here in the Mt. Hood Oregon area for the Oregon Trail’s 175th anniversary.
Who is a Modern Pioneer? You probably know some. Or maybe you are one yourself. Modern Pioneers are everywhere along the Oregon Trail. They are business owners, makers, and leaders carrying on the entrepreneurial spirit of the original pioneers who set off on the Oregon Trail 175 years ago with the dream of a better life.
Our first stop along the Oregon Trail Saturday morning…