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Winter Sports

In the winter, it's ski time - downhill, cross-country and snowboarding. Mt. Hood is a massive winter activity 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. Portland snow-phone: (503) 227-SNOW. Hood River snow-phone: (541) 386-SKIS. Vancouver snow-phone: (360) 571-3919. Visit for shuttle options.

Person Skiing Down Mountain

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. Great place for families and beginners! (541) 352-7803.Visit for details.

People Snowboarding Down Mountain

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.

Visit their website for a summit pass or call (503) 272-0256

woman smiling in ski helmet

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.

Visit their website or call (503) 272-3206

family playing in snow

Snowshoe Adventures

Pineside Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required
This Sno-Park offers 20 miles of groomed ski and snowshoe trails (non-motorized use only).

Atkisson Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required
This area offers 16k of ski and snowshoe trails (marked but not groomed) and 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. This Sno-Park features a warming hut with wood stove.

close up of person snowshoeing

Cross-Country Skiing

Wind River Winter Recreation Area/Oldman Pass
- Sno-Park Permit: Required
- Dog friendly
Cross country and snowmobile trails cover beautiful terrain with views of the Cascade Mountain Range.

Cooper Spur Nordic Center
- Sno-Park Permit: Required
- Dogs prohibited
- Trail Fee
- Rentals available
Offers 6.5 km of cross country ski trails groomed for both skating and traditional cross country skiing. Separate trails for snowshoers.

Group of People Cross Country Skiing

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