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Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is located in the majestic Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains in the northeast corner of the state of Oregon.At a 7,100-foot base elevation, the highest in the state, it is a powder paradise. With 21 trails and 300 skiable acres, Anthony Lakes offers a nice mix of runs for every level of skier.Beginners are served by the Poma lift, while intermediate and advanced skiers are whisked to the top where they can find plenty of steeps off the triple chair.As you ride the lift to the top of the mountain, everywhere you look you will see breathtaking scenery -- the massive peaks of the Elkhorn and Eagle Cap mountains, high granite bluffs and miles of untouched wilderness covered with giant snow-laced pines.Groups who seek a more robust backcountry experience and the challenge of snowcat skiing can cut tracks down 1,600 feet of pristine champagne powder into the remote Crawfish Basin located on the south side of the mountain.Anthony Lakes is also home to 13 kilometers of groomed cross-country track bordering the John Day Wilderness Area. Snowmobilers will find hundreds of miles of groomed trails accessible from the area. The recently enlarged day lodge offers a great view of the mountain. Facilities include ski school, downhill, cross-country and snowboard rentals, repairs, cafe, lounge and retail shop.The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is providing a unique opportunity to view Rocky Mountain elk.During the winter months, large numbers of elk (as many as 300) congregate at this location due to a supplemental feeding program managed by the ODFW. You may take a horse drawn sleigh ride into the midst of the herd and hear information about the history of elk, life-cycle of elk and their habitat.There are a wide variety of restaurants, lodging accommodations and shops in the nearby towns of Baker City (40 minutes), La Grande (45 minutes) and Pendleton (90 minutes).