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Wallowa Mountains - Backcountry Skiing
These flagship mountains of Northeast Oregon offer rugged and expansive terrain, with legendary areas such as Norway Basin, McCully, and Wing Ridge. While popular in the summer, the Wallowas are basically untouched in the winter since access is difficult and the local outdoor crowd are only hunters and snowmobilers. The Wallowa Alpine Huts offers the only organized ski guiding service and yurt rental in the Wallowas.
Many locals refer to it as "The Eagle Cap." Most of the range's peaks are around 8000' to 9000', with several above 9000' which comprise 12 of the top 20 highest peaks in Oregon. The glacier carved valleys create some winter navigation problems, with avalanche danger being a major concern. At least 3 fatalities have happened in the Aneroid Lake area. Be sure to use the Wallowa Avalanche Center for information before travel.
Common access points include Salt Creek Summit, Cornucopia/Halfway, Hurricane Creek, and Joseph/Wallowa Lake. In addition to the guides below, see also Hikes in the Wallowas for some summer trails that might give you some more ideas, but keep in mind that many summer trails travel through terrain traps. Also, many of the trailheads aren't accessible by car in the winter.