What are Your Options for Sunriver Winter Recreation

If you’re looking for Sunriver winter recreation, you won’t be short on options. One of the biggest draws to Sunriver in the winter comes in the plethora of recreation options. Consider these forms of Sunriver winter recreation during your next visit, or anytime when you’re lucky enough to live here full time.

Sunriver Winter Recreation

Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor

Perhaps the most obvious of the choices for Sunriver winter recreation, enjoy 4,318 skiable acres at America’s 5th largest ski area. Whether you’re a newbie looking to take lessons, or a seasoned pro ready to take on the Cone, you’ll find incredible skiing and snowboarding terrain at Mt. Bachelor.

Dog Sledding

Looking for an exciting adventure outside of the ordinary recreational options? Take an exciting dog sled tour with Oregon Trail of Dreams. Glide over the snow while taking in the sights of Central Oregon, including Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and the Three Sisters.

Tubing at SHARC

Tubing is available on select dates between November and February at SHARC. The Tubing Hill at SHARC features three runs of varying steepness. Tubes are provided and use of The Tubing Hill is included with SHARC admission. Looking for something extra fun? Try the Black Light Blast at SHARC on select dates through the winter season!

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

Many recreational outfitters in Sunriver offer snowshoe and cross country ski rentals, which allows you to carry out your own adventure. Wanderlust Tours also offers guided snowshoe tours, including moonlight tours during that month’s full moon. Take your snowshoes or cross country skis and venture out at one of the area’s many Sno Parks, like Virginia Meissner.


Central Oregon Adventures offers snowmobile rentals and tours near Sunriver. If you’ve ever wanted to feel the rush of adrenaline that comes from gliding quickly over the snow in a snowmobile, this is the perfect adventure for your family.

No matter what type of winter recreation strikes your interest, you’ll find it in Sunriver. At Village Properties at Sunriver, we can help you plan your perfect winter vacation by connecting you with the right recreation options and companies. Contact Village Properties at Sunriver to learn more about lodging and Sunriver winter recreation.

Lock in your 2017 Sunriver Vacation Rental at the Lowest Rates Possible

Looking forward to a stay in Sunriver sometime in 2017? NOW is the best time to book your trip!

Book your Sunriver vacation rental prior to January 1, 2017, and receive 2016 rates! Great savings for your next trip!

This is your LAST CHANCE to get the lowest rates possible for your 2017 vacation. And here are just a few “excuses” to come visit Sunriver soon:

  1. Recuperate after the Holiday Rush. This time of year can get a bit hectic, and sometimes a little “ME” or “WE”-time is greatly needed after the explosion of family togetherness. Good thing that Village Properties offers Sunriver vacation rentals of all sizes, including studio, one or two bedrooms for that perfect fit. Whether your great escape includes time on the slopes or quiet time indoors, we’ve got you covered. And many of our vacation rentals include hot tubs, for the ultimate relaxation.
  2. Mt. Bachelor is now 100% open. And we’ve got LOTS of snow! With the grand opening of the new Cloudchaser lift this year, Mt. Bachelor now boasts 4,000 acres of skiable terrain. And with a new office based in Sunriver, it’s now even more convenient to buy tickets here first so you can skip the lines up at the mountain. Check out the current conditions at Mt. Bachelor, and see just what you have to look forward to!
  3. Take advantage of upcoming long weekends. Make a quick escape with a 3-day holiday weekend. Martin Luther King Day is on January 16, followed by Presidents’ Day on February 20.

And just a reminder… book your Sunriver vacation rental before January 1, 2017 and you’ll receive 2016 pricing!

So add just one more thing to that holiday shopping list before time runs out… treat yourself and your family to a vacation in Sunriver. Think of this as a Christmas present for everyone to enjoy!

An with the money you’ll be saving, you can treat yourself to lift tickets, an extra round of golf and MORE! Don’t miss out… book your Sunriver vacation rental today!

Call us at 800-SUNRIVER, or book online, today!

Advantages to Spending New Year’s in Sunriver

At Village Properties at Sunriver, we can’t think of any better way to ring in the New Year than in Sunriver. We may be a little biased, but whether dancing the night away at one of the New Year’s Eve parties or cuddled up with your kids watching the ball drop in front of the fire, there’s no wrong way to spend New Year’s in Sunriver.

The Best Ways to Spend New Year’s in Sunriver

Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor

Can you imagine anything better than waking up on January 1 and heading up to Mt. Bachelor to catch the first tracks of the new year? The wind against your cheeks, the sun shining, the spiked hot chocolate in the Sun Bar. Enjoy stunning views of the Cascade mountains while spending time with your friends and family. New Year’s in Sunriver, means world-class shredding at Mt. Bachelor.

New Year’s Eve Bonfire on the Snow with Wanderlust Tours

Celebrate the new year and another great vacation in Central Oregon when you snowshoe with a Wanderlust Tours guide to a glowing bonfire in the middle of an amphitheater hand-carved into the snow. Relax around the bonfire with friends and family while enjoying desserts, hot drinks and fun facts from the naturalist guides. At midnight, toast to the new year and continue enjoying a magical, snowy forest evening.

The trip includes guides, headlamps, snowshoes, champagne, hot cocoa with Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, locally made desserts, transportation and naturalist interpretation. $100/person. Saturday, December 31,2016. Departs the Wanderlust office in Bend at 9pm.

New Year’s Eve Parties

Whether you prefer to check out one of the local New Year’s Eve parties at Sunriver Resort, or you throw your own party at your Sunriver vacation home, there’s bound to be plenty of champagne – and bubbly apple cider for the kids – in Sunriver. Gather your friends and family and ring in the new year together with the ones you love. There’s no better way to start a new year than with your closest friends and family.

Find the perfect Sunriver vacation home from Village Properties at Sunriver. We’re eager to help you find the perfect home to ring in the new year. Imagine waking up in Sunriver on January 1, 2017. There’s no better way to celebrate a new year and the many adventures you’ll have.

Buy your Mt. Bachelor lift tickets at The Village at Sunriver!

Save time and skip the lines by purchasing your Mt. Bachelor lift tickets in Sunriver!

New this winter, Mt. Bachelor has an office in the Village at Sunriver mall, where you can purchase your single-day lift tickets, season passes and all other options offered through Mt. Bachelor. Beat the crowds, skip the long lines and buy your Mt. Bachelor lift tickets before you even hit the mountain! It’s a great way to get in, get out and spend even more time on the slopes.

Mt. Bachelor’s Sunriver office is located in Building 26 at the Village of Sunriver, where Sun Country Tours was previously located. This location will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, though operating hours will fluctuate with demand.

This new office of Mt. Bachelor’s is just one more reason why staying in Sunriver for a ski vacation is such a great choice! With the Northwest open, and the brand new Cloudchaser lift set to open on Friday, Mt. Bachelor is now the 5th largest skiing and snowboarding area in the United States. That’s a whole lot of POW to enjoy! So get a jump on things by staying in Sunriver for your winter trip to Mt. Bachelor. We’re even closer to the mountain than Bend, which means even more time to enjoy yourself. And many of our vacation rental properties boast hot tubs and fireplaces, so you can easily head “home” to warm yourself after a long day of play.

Click here to book your next adventure, or call 1-800-SUNRIVER to speak with a Reservation Specialist.

Planning a Mt. Bachelor Ski Vacation with Village Properties at Sunriver

With the addition of the new Cloudchaser lift, Mt. Bachelor adds 635 acres of lift-served terrain. This makes Mt. Bachelor the 5th largest ski area in the United States. The new lift and additional terrain make it the perfect time to plan a Mt. Bachelor ski vacation with Village Properties at Sunriver.

Planning a Mt. Bachelor Ski Vacation

One of the first steps to planning your Mt. Bachelor ski vacation comes in choosing the right lift ticket. Mt. Bachelor offers different options depending on the number of days you plan to ski or snowboard at the mountain this winter.

  • Full Day Adult Lift Ticket (Ages 19-64): $92
  • Children 5 and under are free
  • 2 of 3 Consecutive Days, Adult: $169
  • 3 of 5 Consecutive Days, Adult: $229
  • 4 of 6 Consecutive Days, Adult: $289
  • 5 of 7 Consecutive Days, Adult: $334
  • 6 of 8 Consecutive Days, Adult: $372
  • 12 Day Pass 2016-2017, All Ages: $569

If you plan to have more than one Sunriver ski vacation this winter, it might be worth investing in the 12 Day Pass. The 12 Day Pass is a picture pass similar to a season pass and can be used throughout the season. The drawback to a 12 Day Pass is the blackout dates, which includes December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017, January 14-15, 2017 and February 18-19, 2017. If you don’t plan a Mt. Bachelor ski vacation during these popular times, the 12 Day Pass may be worth your money.


When it comes to planning your Mt. Bachelor ski vacation, lodging ranks high on your list of priorities. You want something that’s close to the mountain, as well as dining, shopping and other outdoor recreation. Sunriver lends itself perfectly to a Mt. Bachelor ski vacation.

After deciding to stay in Sunriver, you need a dedicated lodging partner to help you find the perfect vacation home. Whether you want a small cabin where you can hang your skis after shredding on the mountain, or a bigger chateau to spend time with your extended family and friends, Village Properties at Sunriver can help you find the perfect lodging option.

Village Properties offers visitors a variety of lodging options for a Mt. Bachelor ski vacation. In addition to great vacation homes, Village Properties offers our guests many discounts in Sunriver. From dining and retail to 10% off equipment rentals at Village Bike & Ski Shop, you’ll be glad you started your vacation off right with Village Properties at Sunriver.

Planning the Perfect Sunriver Christmas Vacation for the Whole Family

For many families, tradition is built on a Sunriver Christmas vacation. Whether you’re escaping the rain in the western part of the state, or seeking snow after a sunny winter down south, you’ll find the perfect makings for a memorable Sunriver Christmas vacation. From the opening of the new Cloudchaser lift at Mt. Bachelor to the annual Traditions celebration at Sunriver Resort, there’s something for everyone when you book your winter holiday vacation with Village Properties at Sunriver.

Plan Your Sunriver Christmas Vacation


Traditions at Sunriver Resort enters its 18th year this winter. For 18 years, families have come from all over the country to enjoy memorable holiday activities. All month long you can take advantage of:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Elf Tuck-Ins
  • Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Over 150 Family Activities

Starting December 3, browse the whimsical creations at Gingerbread Junction. Create memories that will last a lifetime when you bring the kids to Brunch with Santa or have an Elf Tuck-In. Santa’s helpers read your child a favorite Christmas story and tuck them in with a special goodie bag. You don’t need to be a Resort guest to take advantage of this special experience. Elf Tuck-Ins are available to the general public staying in Sunriver, Crosswater and Caldera Springs.

Mt. Bachelor and Winter Recreation

This December marks the perfect time to plan a Sunriver Christmas vacation. With close proximity to Mt. Bachelor, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. This December, the long-awaited new Cloudchase chairlift opens to the public, granting access to 635 more acres of lift-served terrain. That makes Mt. Bachelor the 5th largest ski area in the United States.

There’s more to the Mt. Bachelor wilderness than just skiing and snowboarding. When planning your Sunriver Christmas vacation, don’t forget about snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country and skate skiing at Virginia Meissner Sno Park and sledding at SHARC. No matter what type of outdoor winter recreation appeals to your family, you’ll find it near Sunriver.

Comfortable Lodging with Family and Friends

The best Sunriver Christmas vacations are made of the memories you make with your friends and family. While you’re sure to remember snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor or Brunch with Santa, it’s the vacation home you choose to stay in that will be in the background of your photos and make your experience great. Leave cookies by the fireplace for Santa, play a round of Scattergories where you beat your cousins, warm your bones in the hot tub on a cold Christmas night. Choosing the most comfortable lodging for your family will make all the difference in your Sunriver Christmas vacation.

Find the perfect Sunriver Christmas vacation home by contacting Village Properties at Sunriver today. We’ll help you choose the perfect Sunriver Christmas vacation home, setting the scene for a memorable holiday with your family.

Get Your Christmas Tree Permit at Village Properties at Sunriver

It’s time again to deck the halls and trim the tree. For many of us here in Central Oregon, that means it’s time to head into the woods and find that perfect Christmas tree.

But did you know that you’ll need a permit to cut and take that tree home with you? Christmas tree permits are required for each tree, with five Christmas tree permits maximum, per household. There are a few places in Deschutes County where tree permits can be found, and we’re happy to be one of them.

Christmas tree permits can be purchased at Village Properties at Sunriver.

Permits cost $5 each, and can be purchased from Village Properties during business hours. Our offices are located in the Sunriver Business Park at 56835 Venture Lane, Suite 109. You can also call us at 1-800-SUNRIVER with any questions.

Once you have your Christmas tree permit, here are a few things to note before heading out to find your tree:

  • Permits are good only for trees cut within the Deschutes National Forest.
  • Christmas tree permits should be attached to your tree for the ride back home.
  • Only cut down trees that are less than 12 feet tall. (The most popular varieties include Douglas fir, White fir, Incense Cedar, Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pines.)
  • Only cut down trees that are within 15 feet of another tree.
  • Make sure that the stump you leave behind is less than 12 inches tall.
  • Don’t cut trees that are:
    • located on private property.
    • located within 150 feet of developed areas such as highways, picnic areas, campgrounds, etc.
    • located within 300 feet of bodies of water.
    • located in an area with lots of young trees.

Stop by Village Properties at Sunriver to purchase your Christmas tree permit:

Sunriver Business Park
56835 Venture Lane, Suite 109
Sunriver, OR 97707