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Mount Hood Oregon - Recreation and Activities

Winter Attractions

Downhill Skiing , Snowboarding, and Telemark Skiing

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, 1-800-SKIBOWL,
Skibowl is America’s largest night-ski area with over 34 lighted runs, featuring 90 acres with 1,500-foot vertical drop and is a favorite with skiers and snowboarders. On Telemark Tuesdays, check out the latest demos.

Summit Ski Area, 503-272-0256,
Established in 1926, this is the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest and the first one on Mt. Hood . Family friendly area. It is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard.

Timberline Ski Area, 1-800-547-1406 or 503-222-2211,
Located at the 6,000-foot level on Mt. Hood, Timberline offers year round skiing and snowboarding on more than 1,000 acres of ski runs and terrain parks.

Mt. Hood Meadows, 1-800-SKIHOOD,
With an annual snowfall of 430 inches and five high-speed quads, Mt. Hood Meadows offers the most varied, diverse and exciting runs on Mt. Hood.

Cooper Spur Ski Resort, 541-352-6692,
Located on the north side of Mt. Hood, Cooper Spur specializes in affordable winter fun for the whole family. It offers 10 ski runs and a tubing center.

Timberline, Ski Bowl and Mt Hood Meadows have extensive terrain parks challenging both snowboarders and skiers.

All of the ski areas offer downhill and snowboarding lessons and equipment rentals.

Downhill Ski and Snowboard rentals are also available at:

Mountain Tracks Ski and Snowboard Shop, 503-272-3380, and

Valians Ski Shop 503-272-3525,

, both centrally located in Government Camp.

Telemark lessons are available at Mt Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl and through Wyeast Nordic Ski School , 503-622- 4841,

Telemark rentals are available at Mountain Tracks Ski and Snowboard Shop, 503-272-3380, in Government Camp , and at Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows Ski Areas.

For the experienced adventurer, there are unlimited backcountry options near Government Camp and on the upper mountain.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Enjoy XC skiing and snowshoeing right from your lodging in Government Camp. The road system within the village connects to both the Crosstown and Summit Trail Summit which Trails that circle the community. First timers can find gear and trail recommendations at local shops.

Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals and trail maps are available at:

Mountain Tracks Ski and Snowboard Shop, 503-272-3380,

Mt. Hood Adventure , 1-503-272-3062 or

Valians Ski Shop 503-272-3525,

There is unlimited opportunity for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Hood National Forest designated XC trails snowtrails as well as backcountry options.

For updates on current snow conditions, visit the Mt Hood National Forest website at and check out SnoPark conditions .

Snowtrail Etiquette: Cross-country skiers and snowshoers should establish and maintain separate parallel tracks

Groomed XC trails can be found at:

Trillium Lake Snowtrails: Six miles groomed trails for traditional XC skiing and snowshoeing. Trails are generally groomed a twice /week from Thanksgiving until April. Ski right from your Government Camp Lodging onto trails that connect to Trillium. Dogs allowed on a leash. Donation requested.

Teacup Lake ,
Located one mile north of Mt. Hood Meadows on Oregon 35. Generally groomed several times / week per week for both skating and traditional XC skiing. There are 12 kilometers km trails of trails, a toilet and warming hut. $5 donation requested. Dogs and snowshoers prohibited.

Mt Hood Meadows Nordic Center ,
Generally open on the weekends and holidays. (, Enjoy 15 kilometers of groomed skating and set track through beautiful wooded trails and meadows. Rentals available. Track fees range from $5-$10. Dogs and snowshoers prohibited.

Cooper Spur Nordic Center ,
Offers 6.5 km of cross-country ski trails groomed for both skating and traditional cross country skiing. Separate trails for snowshoers. Trail fee varies from $5-10. Rentals available. Dogs prohibited



While the winter trail system right around Government Camp is reserved for XC skiing and snowshoeing, extensive groomed snowmobile trails can be found within 10 miles at the Frog Lake or Skyline Snoparks. More information on designated snowmobile areas can be found at

To use authorized snowmobile areas, a Sno-Park permit is required and is available at most stores in Government Camp.

Snowmobile rentals can be found at
Mt. Hood Adventure , 1-503-272-3062 or

Mt. Hood Hi-Tech Sports, 503-663-9272, 29775 SE Kelso Road, Boring OR

Snow Play

Summit Ski Area, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, and Cooper Spur Ski Area have developed specific areas for sliding and snowplay and require that only their rental equipment be used on these slopes for safety reasons.

Snow Bunny, located 1 ½ miles east of the Timberline Road junction on Highway 26 is generally open Thanksgiving weekend and available every weekend and on school holidays. No personal sliding devices allowed. Unlimited day use and tubes for a fee.

Folks with their own disks, inner tubes or plastic sleds can use them on national forest lands (off ski and snowshoe trails or downhill slopes), but need to insure that they pick a safe area without obstacles and with adequate run out .

The Little John Snopark, 11 miles east of Government Camp on Hwy 35 has terrain frequently used for sliding. There is no charge to use this area and no services are provided.

Misc. Additional Winter Attractions

Located at Mt Hood Ski Bowl Winter Snow Tubing and Adventure Park, including:

Kids Mini Snowmobiles
Snow Bikes and more

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides can be found at Mt. Hood Adventure , 1-503-272-3062 or


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