Sunriver / Mt. Bachelor

We are back in New York after an amazing week of skiing, eating, and relaxing with the family in Oregon. We went to Sunriver, a resort 2.5 hours west of Eugene that I grew up going to my whole childhood.  While I always went in the winter and skied at Mt. Bachelor (40 minutes away), it is very popular in the summer as well, and has amazing, hiking, fishing, and golf.

For those of you looking for an “out West” ski option that is more mellow and less New York than Aspen, Jackson Hole, or Sun Valley, Sunriver is a great option.  Enjoy the pics! (For those of you who can’t make it out West, there was a great article in the Sunday Times Travel section this weekend about skiing in Maine.  I have never been, but want to go now!)

Sunriver. A 40 minute drive from the Redmond/Bend airport, which is less than a 2 hour flight from SLC and SFO.

The main lodge. We always rent a house on the property (as most people do), but there are traditional hotel rooms as well.  That’s Mt. Bachelor in the background.  Gorgeous.

Outside of my brother, my family is more into cross-country skiing than downhill. Sunriver is right on the Deschutes River. We could ski out of our rental to a number of amazing cross-country trails. Additional bonus, cross country skiing is a full body workout!

Action shot. Me and my papa. (My papa is the most HARD CORE 69 year old skier EVER)

Another action shot of my boys.

Instagram’ed action shot

Pretty river shot.

We also downhilled a couple of days at Mt. Bachelor, which is about 45 minutes away. Gorgeous views from the summit. We lucked out with the weather!

Happy family on a field trip to a museum!


The chairlift up the mountain. We played with fire and Ken took a picture with his phone — no way would I have had the same result with mine (I drop my phone ten times a day when it is NOT cold and when I am NOT wearing gloves).

sister in law

I am lucky because I love my sister-in-law. Like, LUV.

snow outfit

Can we TALK ABOUT how cute this snow suit is? OBSESSED. Do they make my size????

sledding time

Family sledding time.

oh the life

Oh the life. Sitting on a sled and getting pulled? SIGN ME UP.


Family football time. (My brother, Giora, and his son, Axel).


Cousin snuggle time Q:How many shots does it take to get 5 babies/toddlers to all look at the camera and look cute? A: Infinity. Impossible.

baby talk

Baby talk.

game time

Game time.


Family lovin’ time.



pretty colors

Pretty colors with my pretty mama.

Love Sunriver. Love Oregon. Love, love, love!

Hope everyone has a great new week of the New Year! School starts today, so back to reality I go….

You can learn more about Sunriver and available rentals by clicking below.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. I just got back from Vail and the skiing was unreal. It looks like you guys got plenty of snow in Sunriver too.

  2. Yay! Love all the family and Oregon pics! Minus the cc skiing, I wish we were there! 🙂

  3. Hi Josie,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Sunriver to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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