Oregon Sno-Park Season Begins

As fall quickly turns to winter, it’s time to prepare for your favorite winter activities.

Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks exist in most of Oregon’s mountain passes and in most ski, snowmobile and snow play areas. A list of areas designated as Sno-Parks is available atwww.tripcheck.com under “Travel Center.” 

If you park in a Sno-Park between November 1 and April 30, you need a valid Sno-Park permit displayed near the lower left corner of your vehicle’s windshield. 

There are three types of permits: a $25 seasonal permit, a $9 three-day permit good for three consecutive days, and a $4 daily permit. All DMV offices and permit agents at winter resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets sell these permits. Private agents can charge an additional service fee. A list of permit agents is available at www.tripcheck.com under “Travel Center.” To become a Sno-Park permit sales agent contact DMV, Vehicle Mail at 503-945-7949.