Cat Skiing in Oregon


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Mount Bailey is located in the Oregon Cascades, and is home to the state’s best cat skiing. It receives around 600 inches of dry powder snow each year. Its snowfall and elevation make it a popular destination for numerous outdoor sports, like cat skiing.

The terrain itself features large mountain faces, alpine bowls, steep tree cliffs, chutes, glades, and old powder cruising, all of which are ideal for cat skiing. It stretches across 6000 acres and has 360 degrees of skiable terrain.

No more than 12 people a day cat ski on the mountain, which guarantees there are always fresh powder tracks. People who plan to come here for cat skiing are cautioned to regard this mountain as serious terrain.

Area Overview
CST Rating
Region Name Oregon
Region State Oregon
Region City Diamond Lake
Region Country USA
Closest Resort Diamond Lake Resort
Optional Resort Clear Lake Resort
Optional Resort Union Creek Resort

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Area Details
Acres (sq. miles) 6,000
Skill Level Advanced & Expert
Annual Snowfall (inches) 600
Snow Type Light, Dry
Mountain Range Mt. Bailey
Elevation (feet) 5,183
Tour Details
Runs per Day N/A
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Run 3,000
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day 15,000 - 18,000
Rentals Available N/A
Apprx. Cost per Day per Person $385
Apprx. Cost per Day per Cat $4,620


Given its layout and elevation, only the most advanced and expert skiers are advised to try their hands at cat skiing here. They should also be in the fittest of physical condition. Intermediate skiers are cautioned to avoid Mount Bailey until they reach the advanced or expert level.

All skiers are paired with experienced, professional guides, and are given standard avalanche equipment prior to being taken into the backcountry. Cat skiers can expect to average between 15,000 to 18,000 vertical feet per day.

Cat skiers have a variety of lodging choices including deluxe accommodations. Other activities that skiers can enjoy when they are out in the backcountry include snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. There are several lodging choices like motel rooms, studios, two-bedroom guest cabins, four-bedroom family cabins, jacuzzi suites, vintage cabins, and a retreat cabin.

While Mount Bailey is located in a relatively remote area of Oregon, it is possible to reach it by U.S. highways and county roads. In fact, all of the roads leading to and from the area are cleared and sanded during the winter months. In particular, Highway 138 that leads directly to Crater National Park.

The cat skiing area is located just over an hour away from Roseburg, Medford and Klamath Falls. The nearest international airport to the mountain would be in Portland.


  • PRIVATE SNOWCAT (Holds 12 people)



Closest Airport
Airport Name Airport Code Miles to Region
Rogue Valley International Medford Airport MFR 83 mi
Arcata Eureka Airport ACV 251 mi
Distance From
Airport City State Code Miles Time Stops
Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles CA LAX 699 1h 56m Direct
O'Hare International Airport Chicago IL ORD 2122 7h 5m 1
John F. Kennedy International Airport New York NY JFK 2923 8h 3m 1
San Francisco International Airport San Francisco CA SFO 376 1h 31m Direct
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport Seattle/Tacoma WA SEA 435 1h 20m Direct
Newark Liberty International Airport New York/Newark/New Jersey NJ EWR 2899 8h 16m 1
Logan International Airport Boston MA BOS 3096 8h 1
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis/St. Paul MN MSP 1933 5h 18m 1
Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia PA PHL 2879 8h 19m 1
LaGuardia Airport New York NY LGA 2913 8h 8m 1
Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C. VA IAD 2805 7h 51m 1
San Diego International Airport San Diego CA SAN 814 4h 5m 1
Midway International Airport Chicago IL MDW 2129 7h 48m 2
Portland International Airport Portland OR PDX 282 1h Direct


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