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 NameOregon
Region StateOregon
Region CityDiamond Lake
Region CountryUSA
Closest ResortDiamond Lake Resort
Optional ResortClear Lake Resort
Optional ResortUnion Creek Resort

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Area Details
Acres (sq. miles)6,000
Skill LevelAdvanced & Expert
Annual Snowfall (inches)600
Snow TypeLight, Dry
Mountain RangeMt. Bailey
Elevation (feet)5,183
Tour Details
Runs per DayN/A
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Run3,000
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day15,000 - 18,000
Rentals AvailableN/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 NameAirport CodeMiles to Region
Rogue Valley International Medford AirportMFR83 mi
Arcata Eureka AirportACV251 mi
Distance From
Los Angeles International AirportLos AngelesCALAX6991h 56mDirect
O'Hare International AirportChicagoILORD21227h 5m1
John F. Kennedy International AirportNew YorkNYJFK29238h 3m1
San Francisco International AirportSan FranciscoCASFO3761h 31mDirect
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSeattle/TacomaWASEA4351h 20mDirect
Newark Liberty International AirportNew York/Newark/New JerseyNJEWR28998h 16m1
Logan International AirportBostonMABOS30968h1
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMinneapolis/St. PaulMNMSP19335h 18m1
Philadelphia International AirportPhiladelphiaPAPHL28798h 19m1
LaGuardia AirportNew YorkNYLGA29138h 8m1
Washington Dulles International AirportWashington, D.C.VAIAD28057h 51m1
San Diego International AirportSan DiegoCASAN8144h 5m1
Midway International AirportChicagoILMDW21297h 48m2
Portland International AirportPortlandORPDX2821hDirect


Diamond Lake Resort
350 Resort Dr, Diamond Lake, OR 97731, United States