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Taste of Nordic at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort in Baker County Oregon
A picture perfect day at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort for the annual Taste of Nordic celebration. This fun filled and tasty event at Anthony Lakes is the perfect way to explore the world class Nordic trail system on skis or snow shoes and taste your way around the trail system enjoying amazing local food, craft beer and locally distilled spirits.
This Baker County owned ski resort is arguably the best-kept powder secret in the in Oregon. The Rock Garden chair lift serves twenty-one runs that drop over 900 vertical feet with over 40% of the resorts runs rated expert black diamond . The dry climate in Eastern Oregon, coupled with the 9,000-foot peaks of the Elkhorn Range result in a powder so dry the Anthony Lakes crew has to occasionally water it down around the lifts. Nestled in the Elkhorn Mountains with the highest base elevation of any Oregon Ski Area and an average annual snowfall of 300 inches, Anthony Lakes is powder heaven. If you like to take in the scenic views at a slower pace, you can cross-country ski or snowshoe on more than 30 km of groomed trails through the Anthony Lakes Basin and Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains. Want a little something different? A Cat-ski operator and full guide service leads adventure seekers into the backcountry bowls and chutes for a one of a kind powder experience.
Anthony Lakes is also the only ski area in Oregon to offer skiers the opportunity to “own the Mountain” for a day. The entire ski area can be leased for individual groups of up to 50 people on Mondays January through March for private ski parties and retreats.