Join fellow young adventurous folks and enjoy two nights in front of the fireplace at historic Mazama Lodge on Mt Hood and two days of snowy adventures on the mountain. Get ready for a weekend of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the day, hot catered breakfasts and dinners, and board games, yoga, crafts, sledding, and more in the evenings.

This weekend often includes introductory lessons to winter sports such as cross-country, back-country, AT skiing, and split-boarding. Registration information is included with the prospectus. Other examples of activities during Winter Weekend are skiing and snowshoeing around Trillium Lake, snowshoeing from Mazama Lodge to Timberline Lodge, skiing the Yellowjacket Trail and in the Teacup Nordic Area, and showshoeing to Tamanawas Falls.  

Who Can Participate in Winter Weekend?

Adventurous Young Mazamas (AYM) offers outdoor activities year-round targeted to younger adults in their 20s & 30s and anyone who is young at heart. All activities are open EVERYONE eighteen and over who can safely participate in our events.

Sample Schedule

Every year of Winter Weekend offers a unique, snow-filled experience. From lessons of the newest winter sports to rounds of the newest board games, there is something fun for everyone! While we can't predict what we'll be doing year to year, here is a sample schedule of weekend activities.

Friday
Afternoon: impromptu skiing, snowshoeing, sledding
7 pm: icebreaker game to meet your new friends
8 pm: dinner
After dinner: board games, socializing, sign up for daytime activities and chores
11 pm: quiet hour

Saturday
8–9 am: breakfast
9–9:30 am: staggered trip departures from basement. 

Likely activities
Snowshoe: beginner & intermediate
Nordic Ski: beginner & intermediate
AT/backcountry ski/splitboard: Skin up from Timberline Lodge to top of Palmer Lift.
Hike: beginner & intermediate, depending on weather
Lodge Loafing: staying at the lodge for sledding or playing board games

5 pm: yoga if instructor is available. Bring your own mat.
6:30 pm: dinner

Likely After Dinner Activities
camaraderie, games, paracord survival bracelet lessons, death pong, salsa lesson, other activities, and relaxing by the fire. Past years have seen adventurous folks go out for an evening snowshoe, night sledding expedition on the hill out behind the Lodge or a moonlight XC-ski tour.

11 pm: quiet hour

Sunday
8–9 am: breakfast
8:45 am: participants in cross-country ski lesson DEPART
9–10 am: pack personal belongings and help with lodge cleanup.