Skiing Mt Hood
When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, snow enthusiasts eagerly await news of opening day at Mt Hood Skibowl resort, America’s largest night ski area and the closest ski resort to Portland. It has 8 ski lifts, 65 trails, 960 acres of skiable terrain, and a vertical drop of 1,500. 80% of the terrain is catered to experts and intermediates. On the Skibowl Peak, cliffs, sharp pitches, bumps, and an outback entrance that leads back to lifts. Mt. Hood Skibowl has extensive grooming, some snowmaking, daycare, slopeside dining, lodging, rental, and many other things. With access to the Mt. Hood Village. With the most Black Diamond runs of any resort in Oregon and two fully lit terrain parks, Skibowl draws accomplished snow riders as well as beginners and intermediate riders out for a great time.
Night Skiing at Skibowl
A large portion of the mountain is lit at night, leading to great night skiing.
Ski & Snowboard Instructions
Mt. Hood ski and snowboard lessons are provided by Olympian Petr Kakes and the Olympic Ski and Snowboard School. You can learn to ski and snowboard; improve your skills; take private lessons or get ski racing lessons. Contact Mt. Hood Skibowl for more information.
Cross-Country Skiing on Mt Hood
There are many trails near Trillium Lake or Teacup Lake, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, and Timberline.
The Mt. Hood National Forest has designated snowmobile areas. To use authorized snowmobile areas, a Sno-Park permit is required. Sno-Park permits are available at ski areas, equipment rental shops, convenience stores and USFS Ranger Stations. Rental equipment is available at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
For more information, maps and conditions: Mt. Hood National Forest 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055 – 503.668.1700 – www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood/
It is convenient and easy to rent recreation equipment for your cross country ski, downhill ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and telemark ski excursions.
Snowplay on Mt Hood
Mt Hood Cosmic Tubing at Skibowl
Cosmic Tubing is here and out of this world! Friday and Saturday nights at Skibowl from 6pm to 11pm and nights during holiday periods! Friday and Saturday nights are broken into three sessions, 6pm to 9pm, 7pm to 10pm and 8pm to 11pm or go from open to close. Enjoy tubing, laser lights, black lights, music and more. You won’t need to schlep a big tube up the slope; just jump on their easy conveyer system and cruise all the way to the top! Great fun for the whole family.
Mini-Snowmobile Track and Sleigh Rides
In addition to skiing, snowboarding and tubing on Mt. Hood, Mt. Hood Skibowl offers a mini-snowmobile track for kids 5 and under. Sleigh rides are also offered for those looking for a relaxing trip through the snow.
87000 E. Hwy. 26, Government Camp, OR 97028 – 800.754.2695 – KNorton@Skibowl.com – www.s