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Majestic snow-capped Mt. Hood

Hood River Skiing Tips & Tricks

Hood River is the best basecamp for hitting the slopes of Mt Hood! Within just minutes of fresh snow for all your favorite snow activities. Mt Hood Oregon is world renowned for winter recreation. Home to 6 ski areas, including the largest ski area in the state of Oregon, the only ski resort open year round and the largest night ski area in the country. It’s no wonder people from all over the world flock to Mount Hood during winter. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to groomed trails for Nordic skiing to first time tubing and sledding excursions there is something for everyone! Keep reading for some of the best Hood River skiing tips from the locals themselves!

Best Places to Go Skiing in Hood River

The closest ski area to downtown Hood River also happens to be the largest in the entire state! Mt Hood Meadows. Boasting 87 slopes at all levels this resort is sure to be a winner for all in your group.

With Timberline being the only ski resort open year round in the US just imagine the snowy laps you can score during winter! Timberline Lodge is located at the highest point you can drive to  on Mt Hood, making you feel as though you are on top of the clouds and some days you literally are! With 32 slopes that are suitable for all levels Timberline is an excellent choice for an outdoor winter adventure. Skiers can reach an altitude of 8,539 feet! For snowboarders there are 6 snowparks and a pipe in winter. Timberline is a sweet spot for snowshoeing and Nordic skiers as well!

More of a night owl? You can still enjoy Hood River skiingSkibowl is the golden ticket for you! Mt Hood Skibowl is the largest night ski area in the country. With about 43 slopes lit up at night and 2 fully lit terrain parks you are sure to make it a night to remember!

For Nordic Skiers there are several excellent groomed trails to enjoy the winter wondertrails. Tea Cup Lake, Cooper Spur Nordic Center and Mount Hood Meadows Nordic Center generally groom the trails several times a week ensuring quality trekking for all!

After a Day of Hood River Skiing

So whether you are more of a sledding kind of snow bunny or a black diamond skier you will find Hood River to be the winter wonderland you have been looking for! Stay with Hood River Vacation Rentals and score some discounted lift tickets to all resorts!

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