38DegreesF 26DegreesF
9:14 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Humidity: 83% Wind: 4 MPH
9:14 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Humidity: 46% Wind: 3 MPH

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

light rain 35° | 44°

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

snow 20° | 29°

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

rain and snow 31° | 43°

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

snow 16° | 27°

Thursday, February 22, 2024

broken clouds 30° | 44°

Thursday, February 22, 2024

scattered clouds 12° | 29°

Friday, February 23, 2024

broken clouds 32° | 49°

Friday, February 23, 2024

overcast clouds 17° | 33°

Saturday, February 24, 2024

broken clouds 34° | 50°

Saturday, February 24, 2024

overcast clouds 21° | 34°

Sunday, February 25, 2024

rain and snow 34° | 45°

Sunday, February 25, 2024

snow 21° | 28°

Monday, February 26, 2024

light snow 25° | 34°

Monday, February 26, 2024

snow 11° | 20°

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

light snow 23° | 35°

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

snow 10° | 19°

Seasonal Averages

Is Bend sunny, cloudy, windy, warm, or cold today?
Yes.

One thing that’s constant in Central Oregon is the changing weather. Each season presents its weather, adventures, and sometimes obstacles. There’s a season for everyone to explore and enjoy! But be sure to check conditions, be prepared, and call ahead for expert local intel so you can have fun, stay safe, and make the most of your time in Bend.

skiing-mt-bachelor 23° | 44°
December – February

Winter has something for everyone. Wax your skis, dust off the fat bike, and strap on your snowshoes! From snow covered mountains and trails, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had. If you are not a fan of the white stuff, check out Bend’s vast array of breweries and restaurants, as well as the many ways to have family-friendly indoor fun.

Winter fun
Trail running in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness near Bend, OR 28° | 65°
March – May

Spin the weather wheel of fortune in spring, which comes a little late in Central Oregon. Come April, wildflowers begin to bloom in the Badlands, mountain bike trails start to open up near town, and rivers start to rise. Be prepared for all kinds of crazy weather in the spring, from snow to sunshine to high winds and rain.

Spring fun
Guided canoe tour in Bend, OR 42° | 82°
June – August

Who doesn’t love summer? Hot, sunny days make it the perfect time to float in the cool waters of the Deschutes River, explore the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway, mountain bike the ribbons of singletrack in the forest, or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.

Summer fun
Hiking in the fall near Bend, OR 28° | 74°
September – November

The shorter days of fall are lit up by brilliant yellow and red leaves on the trees in Drake Park. Solitude is easy to come by, and layering is highly recommended as cool shadows may cast a chill. Sip a Bend ale in the warmth of a fire pit while the sunset creates a backdrop behind the Cascades.

Fall fun
skiing-mt-bachelor 23° | 44°
December – February

Winter has something for everyone. Wax your skis, dust off the fat bike, and strap on your snowshoes! From snow covered mountains and trails, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had. If you are not a fan of the white stuff, check out Bend’s vast array of breweries and restaurants, as well as the many ways to have family-friendly indoor fun.

Winter fun
Trail running in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness near Bend, OR 28° | 65°
March – May

Spin the weather wheel of fortune in spring, which comes a little late in Central Oregon. Come April, wildflowers begin to bloom in the Badlands, mountain bike trails start to open up near town, and rivers start to rise. Be prepared for all kinds of crazy weather in the spring, from snow to sunshine to high winds and rain.

Spring fun
Guided canoe tour in Bend, OR 42° | 82°
June – August

Who doesn’t love summer? Hot, sunny days make it the perfect time to float in the cool waters of the Deschutes River, explore the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway, mountain bike the ribbons of singletrack in the forest, or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.

Summer fun
Hiking in the fall near Bend, OR 28° | 74°
September – November

The shorter days of fall are lit up by brilliant yellow and red leaves on the trees in Drake Park. Solitude is easy to come by, and layering is highly recommended as cool shadows may cast a chill. Sip a Bend ale in the warmth of a fire pit while the sunset creates a backdrop behind the Cascades.

Fall fun

Sunshine

162 Average clear, sunny days
105 Average mostly sunny days

Wind

6 Average speed (MPH)
SW Predominant direction

Precipitation

12 Average annual inches of rainfall
21 Average annual inches of snowfall
Road conditions in Bend, OR

Road conditions in Bend

Bend is magical, but check conditions before you visit so you can make the most of your trip. Visit Tripcheck for road conditions or call a ski shop in town to get the local intel on what’s skiing, riding, and snowshoeing well.

Bend, Oregon and Mt. Bachelor winter ski + trail conditions

Skiing corduroy at Mt Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor ski and snowboard conditions

Mt. Bachelor generally opens around Thanksgiving every year and has one of the longest seasons of any ski resort in the United States. With over 400 inches of annual snowfall and more than 4,300 skiable acres, Mt. Bachelor’s nordic and alpine skiing is some of the best around. Be sure to check Mt. Bachelor’s webcams before heading up to the mountain as conditions can vary greatly from what is happening at your vacation rental or hotel in Bend.

Mt. Bachelor current conditions
Nordic skiing at Meissner Nordic in Bend, OR
Nordic skiing conditions

Meissner Nordic, located at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, 14 miles from Bend, is a community supported ski area. Trails are groomed daily, conditions permitting, providing 47km of skate and classic track, as well as ungroomed classic trails. Weather and trail grooming reports can be viewed on their website.

Meissner ski conditions
Backcountry skiing near Bend, OR
Winter backcountry conditions

Central Oregon Avalanche Center (COAC) has a network of properly-trained avalanche and winter conditions experts and a weather station in the heart of the Central Oregon backcountry to help you decided if today is a safe day to head into our backcountry. As always, when you head into the backcountry, make sure you’re prepare for the unexpected. Always carry a beacon (and know how to use it), a shovel and an avalanche probe in addition to the remaining ten essentials. Travel with a buddy, and know what to do if things go wrong.

COAC avalanche forecast
Winter mountain biking at Horse Ridge, near Bend, OR
Mountain bike trail conditions

Bend’s fat bike trails are groomed out of Wanoga Sno-Park in the wintertime, conditions permitting, making for a truly unique biking experience. Traditional mountain biking trails, such as those accessible from Maston trailhead, Horse Butte or Horse Ridge areas, are often ridable in the winter. BendTrails has updated trail conditions, so if the trails are muddy or snow-covered, please stay off of them and practice proper trail etiquette.

Mountain bike trail conditions
Skiing corduroy at Mt Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor ski and snowboard conditions

Mt. Bachelor generally opens around Thanksgiving every year and has one of the longest seasons of any ski resort in the United States. With over 400 inches of annual snowfall and more than 4,300 skiable acres, Mt. Bachelor’s nordic and alpine skiing is some of the best around. Be sure to check Mt. Bachelor’s webcams before heading up to the mountain as conditions can vary greatly from what is happening at your vacation rental or hotel in Bend.

Mt. Bachelor current conditions
Nordic skiing at Meissner Nordic in Bend, OR
Nordic skiing conditions

Meissner Nordic, located at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, 14 miles from Bend, is a community supported ski area. Trails are groomed daily, conditions permitting, providing 47km of skate and classic track, as well as ungroomed classic trails. Weather and trail grooming reports can be viewed on their website.

Meissner ski conditions
Backcountry skiing near Bend, OR
Winter backcountry conditions

Central Oregon Avalanche Center (COAC) has a network of properly-trained avalanche and winter conditions experts and a weather station in the heart of the Central Oregon backcountry to help you decided if today is a safe day to head into our backcountry. As always, when you head into the backcountry, make sure you’re prepare for the unexpected. Always carry a beacon (and know how to use it), a shovel and an avalanche probe in addition to the remaining ten essentials. Travel with a buddy, and know what to do if things go wrong.

COAC avalanche forecast
Winter mountain biking at Horse Ridge, near Bend, OR
Mountain bike trail conditions

Bend’s fat bike trails are groomed out of Wanoga Sno-Park in the wintertime, conditions permitting, making for a truly unique biking experience. Traditional mountain biking trails, such as those accessible from Maston trailhead, Horse Butte or Horse Ridge areas, are often ridable in the winter. BendTrails has updated trail conditions, so if the trails are muddy or snow-covered, please stay off of them and practice proper trail etiquette.

Mountain bike trail conditions
Best winter hikes in Bend, Oregon.
Best winter hikes in Bend, Oregon.

10 inspiring winter hikes in Central Oregon

Even when it’s winter, Bend’s trails beckon. While some high-elevation hikes are off-limits this time of year, you’ll still find gobs of great spots to hoof it without snowshoes.

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