For many Portland residents, one of the main advantages of winter is the potential for snow. After several seasons without much precipitation, La Niña means a strong potential for flakes in the forecast. We have assembled a list of some of the best places to take full advantage of the season, as well as tips to prevent winter weather-related personal injuries.
Winter Activities In Portland
Powered By Tofu, a Portland travel blog, offers plenty of tips for what to do over the winter months in the city. Finding a new favorite brunch spot, shopping at local boutiques, taking in a Blazers game, and strolling through local museums or art galleries are all high on the list of indoor activities. For those who have patiently waited for snow to enjoy winter outdoor activities, La Niña should bring plenty to our area. Places to check out include:
- Mt. Hood Meadows: Whether you are looking to hit the slopes, get lessons to hone your skiing skills, or are more interested in taking in the views from the comfort of a luxury resort, Mt. Hood Meadows has you covered.
- Mt. Hood Ski Bowl: How about some family fun snow tubing? Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is less than an hour from the city and offers some of the top trails for snowshoeing and skiing as well. You can also just relax in the beer garden or take advantage of several onsite eateries.
- Cooper Spur Mountain Resort: Alongside skiing and tubing, Cooper Spur offers a rope towed carousel for the delight of smaller snow enthusiasts.
- Trillium Lake: Not concerned about cozy resorts to warm up in after a run or even public restrooms? Trillium Lake is a local favorite for snowboarding, sledding, or other winter fun and it’s free.
Winter Snow Safety Tips
Whether you are visiting local ski resorts or simply trying to commute throughout the city, the snowfalls forecasted as part of La Niña create certain risks. Oregon Live warns that between icy sidewalks, slippery roads, and traffic delays, local residents need to be prepared. To protect yourself and prevent personal injuries, follow these tips:
- Perform simple maintenance tasks on your vehicle now to prevent possible breakdowns once the snow hits.
- Make sure your tires have good tread and are properly inflated.
- Check windshield wipers and make sure you have enough fluid.
- Keep an emergency kit in the car, with blankets, gloves, a flashlight, an extra cell phone charger, bottled water, and other supplies.
- Check the weather forecast before heading out and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
- If walking in the city or relying on public transportation, wear warm outer apparel as well as the appropriate footwear.
Contact Our Portland Personal Injury Attorneys
When personal injuries happen to you or a loved one, you can count on Johnston Law Firm P.C. to help you get the compensation you need to recover. To request a consultation, call (503) 546-3167 or contact our Portland truck accident injury attorneys online today.