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To chill in Oregon


From LAX, American and Alaska (operated by Horizon Air) fly nonstop to Medford, Ore. United offers connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares start at $258. Medford is 80 miles from Crater Lake National Park. For directions to the park, go to


The Steel Visitor Center at park headquarters is open in winter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. It's free to enter the park in winter, but only the southern entrance via Oregon 62 is open. Call (541) 594-3000 or go to

Rangers lead interpretive snowshoe walks at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through late March; reservations required. Call (541) 594-3100 or stop by the Steel Visitor Center.

— Curt Hopkins

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