Lost Ski Areas of Oregon

Lost Oregon Ski Areas

McKenzie - Highway 28 near McKenzie Pass

Tollgate - Highway 204 at Spouts Springs Mtn.

Idlewild - 16 miles north of Burns

Starr Ridge - 13 miles south of Canyon City

Tilly Jane - North slope of Mt Hood on Hwy 35

Windy Hill - Near Gov Camp

Union Creek - On Highway 62

Mary's Peak - 24 miles from Corvallis

Crater Lake - Near McKenzie Pass

Isham Area -

Skyliner Ski Area - West of Bend off Skyliner Rd. 

Sky Trail Ski Area - 12 miles south of Ashland

White Branch - Near McKenzie Pass

Hand Lake Area - Near McKenzie Pass

Dixie Pass - On Dixie Pass outside of John Day

I do not know for sure if these areas are lost, or changed names or possibly still exist.  Need assistance from local Oregon skiers to help me out. Please send email to ski@hyak.net or post a message in the forum with updated info on the listed ski areas.  When I get confirmations on these areas I'll update each area with more specifics such as facilities and elevation.


Areas I had listed as lost, now found:

Tom Dick Ski Bowl - Near Gov Camp - Now called "Ski Bowl"
Multorpor - Near Gov Camp - Became part of Ski Bowl in 1964.
Mallowa Lake Ski Area - 6 miles south of Joseph - Now known as Fergison Ridge

Information Sources
Last updated 10/24/2005

Ski Lodge, Meacham, Oregon

WA USDA Winter Use Report for 1947-48
American Ski Annual Pacific NW Articles 

Lost Ski Areas Forum
NELSAP Discussion Forum

New England Lost Ski Area (NELSAP)
Alpenglow Ski Mountaineering History Project
Western Lost Ski Area Project (Welsap)

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Many of the early ski areas in the 1920s - 1940s were setup by parks 
departments, forest service or ski clubs and were simply runs cut 
through the trees. Most had services such as Warming Hut, Food or 
Equipment Rentals available, but not all had rope tows. By the 1940s 
most areas now had tows and some had lifts either surface or chair. 

I try to be as accurate as possible so if you find any 
information to be inaccurate, please let me know and 
I will correct. Any new information is always appreciated!