Max slope angle
30-45 Degrees
Primary aspect
East facing
Vertical descent
700.00 ft (213.36 m)
6.00 mi (9.66 km)
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Todd Lake ridge sits northwest of Mount Bachelor and rises a modest 700 feet above Todd Lake. The shaded east and northeast aspect is popular among backcountry skiers, and it holds Central Oregon's dry snow long after a storm.

The approach is a straightforward 2-mile skin along the Todd Lake cross-country ski trail. Once you reach the wilderness boundary on the south end of the lake, skin along the west side of the lake and begin uphill travel through the gentle glades.

The longest runs drop a modest 700 vertical feet, which is long enough to be able to enjoy the ride down but short enough to lap all day. As you approach from Todd Lake, skin up the gentle glades on the south end of the ridge. These glades are great for laps. Alternately, if you're looking for something more adventurous, continue along the ridge. As you work north and northeast you'll notice the lines go from tight and steep tree skiing to fun mini-golf cliff lines called "Little AK."  Be aware these areas slide often and can be very wind loaded.


Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

Sno-Park Parking Permit (required in OR + WA 11.01 thru 04.30)


Variety of terrain. Old-growth. Dry snow. Great views.


Parking can be difficult.

Trailhead Elevation

6,400.00 ft (1,950.72 m)

Typically multi-day


Shuttle required




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