LOTS OF SNOW
Crater Lake National Park receives an average of 44 feet of snow annually and temperatures averaging about 18 degrees Fahrenheit during winter.
The park’s official winter lasts from November to April, although snow can stick around through June and sometimes into July.
It may have come close to a total freeze in 1985, however, the last time Crater Lake was completely frozen was in 1949.
Crater Lake is open year-round from the South Entrance where you can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and the sheer beauty of the lake in the pristine white snow.
WHY WORK WITH US
Learn new techniques, gain new skills
Improve ski skills while serving a good cause
Learn about snow science, safety gear, and more
Become an expert on Crater Lake National Park
Meet new friends who love the Park
5 Reasons To Join the Ski Patrol
- Excellent backcountry rescue training
- Patrol ungroomed backcountry trails—lots of skiing!
- Learn about backcountry gear, snow science
- Explore the 183,000 acre Crater Lake National Park
- Meet folks with similar interests & skills