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 www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/directions.htm
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 www.nps.gov/crla/.
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