In the winter, it's ski time - downhill, cross-country and snowboarding. Mt. Hood is a massive playground for snow sports, whether you're strapping on skis, snowshoes, or a snowboard.
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Largest night ski area in the United States, also with day skiing, cross-country and snowboarding, multiple chairlifts. Located off Oregon Highway 35 east of the Highway 26 junction. All day adult passes are $74 or $59 for half day. Children and seniors are $44 for all day. Group discounts available to groups of 15 or more people. Plenty of summer hiking, too. Portland snow-phone: (503) 227-SNOW. Hood River snow-phone: (541) 386-SKIS. Vancouver snow-phone: (360) 571-3919. Visit http://www.skihood.com/ for shuttle options.
Cooper Spur Ski Area
Family-oriented resort on the north side of Mt. Hood overlooking the Hood River Valley. Resort opened winter of 2000-01 with downhill, cross-country, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Rope-tow, T-bar, and chairlift. Adult passes are $25, children and seniors are $20. Great place for families and beginners! (541) 352-7803.
Summit Ski Area
Oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest, and the first on Mt. Hood, established in 1927. Skiing, family tubing, cross-country and more. Located at the east end of Government Camp on Oregon Highway 26. $35 for adult passes, $25 for children, and $30 for equipment rentals. Groups 15 and over are required to make reservations by calling (503) 272-0256.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Chairlifts and surface tows, dual alpine slide, miniature golf, mountain bike park and more. Located at 87000 East Highway 26 at Government Camp. $49 for adult passes and $29 for children. (503) 272-3206, (503) 222-BOWL. Shuttle service can be arranged by calling 503-286-9333.
All the major resorts around Mt. Hood offer cross-country opportunities, and these also extend to other areas of the mountain.
Snowshoe trips provide the opportunity for great exercise, learning, and having an excellent outdoor experience. With Snowshoe Adventures by Mount St. Helens Institute, you will explore Mount St. Helens' amazing outdoors with us and learn what makes this volcano so special!
2014 Guided Snowshoe Tour Events
January 18th: June Lake
January 25th: Old Man Pass
February 1st: Elk Rock
February 15th: Ape Cave
February 22nd: June Lake
Mount St. Helens Institute offers snowshoe rentals and all of their snowshoe adventures have trained guides. You will need to provide your own lunch and transportation to the trailhead. For more information about these snowshoe adventures, visit the Mount St. Helens Institute website or call 360.449.7883.