On the Oregon Trail: North Powder, Oregon

Many people are drawn to the North Powder area for its stunning views, proximity to the mountains, and some of the best skiing around. Founded in 1902, North Powder, Oregon had only 12 businesses, three churches, a school, and a newspaper. Today, you can find the town just off the freeway. Those who are traveling often enjoy taking a rest here to stretch their legs with a short hike or even stay for a relaxing night. The best thing is how gorgeous it is in both summer and winter. The ski hill makes all your winter dreams come true, and in the summer,

The same mountains provide hiking, backpacking, and bike trails. It’s not only a perfect place for those who love to adventure, but also for those who love to take in amazing views and relax.

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is definitely a key attraction of the area. With an average yearly snowfall of 300 inches, 8,000 feet of elevation, and 21 ski runs, who wouldn’t have a great time here? For those who don’t ski, not to fear. There is a ski school where you can learn, or a lodge to hang out, relax, and read a book while watching snow fall. Sit by the fire, enjoy a hot chocolate or coffee, and take in the breathtaking views of the slopes. Check out the town of North Powder, OR; it’s more than just a stop on the Oregon Trail.

Photo taken and provided by Chelsea Judy, Marketing Director, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

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