Gold Lake Sno-park, located at milepost 61.5 on Oregon Highway 58, is the highest in elevation of all three Willamette Pass area Sno-parks and offers a small network of loop trails with easy access to two three-sided ski shelters (Westview and Bechtel) with wood stoves and sleeping lofts. Crossing the highway to the Gold Lake Road leads to more ski trails, the Gold Lake snow shelter , and to Willamette Pass Ski Area . The Willamette Pass Ski Area has groomed cross country ski trails (check with Guest Services or the Nordic Center) and a corridor leading through the base of the ski area to the Pacific Crest Trail and Rosary Lakes area. A ski tour of approximately 4 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (heading north from Willamette Pass) will lead the skilled and prepared backcountry skier to the Maiden Peak Shelter , a fully enclosed octagonal ski shelter that is free to the public. Facilities: * Restroom with vault toilet * Warming cabin (which serves as a base for the Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol) * Food and telephone are located nearby at Willamette Pass Ski area.
This is a great snow park and your best chance at finding snow on Hwy 58 in the winter. Trails take off from here to some awesome lakes.