Mt Hood Ski Holidays

Exploring Mt Hood's 3 resorts whilst staying in the cool Hood River or at the historic Timberline Lodge is a real experience - tons of snow, interesting terrain, quality beer and amazing views across Oregon.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America
Exploring Mt Hood's 3 resorts whilst staying in the cool Hood River or at the historic Timberline Lodge is a real experience - tons of snow, interesting terrain, quality beer and amazing views across Oregon.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Mt Hood is a stunning peak in the Cascade chain, visible from miles around, offering year-round skiing and incredible views across Oregon.

The mountain is home to three ski areas; Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline and Mt Hood Ski Bowl. The largest is Meadows, which is where you are likely to do most of your skiing (resort stats are for Meadows). It has the most varied terrain including Heather Canyon for some serious off-piste terrain. You should fit in at least one session of night skiing at Ski Bowl which has the most extensive night skiing in the US, with even the black terrain lit up.

Mt Hood is official an active volcano, but it hasn't erupted in over a century and is now better known for huge amounts of powder - over 10 metres per year.

To lengthen the trip, why not enjoy a night or two in Portland and sample the best beer in the world, or you can also ski Mt Bachelor on an Oregon Trail Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Mt Hood Resort Guide

Make the most of your Mt Hood ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
Mid November to late April
Nearest airport
Portland
Flight time
Varies - approx 12 hours
Direct flight
No
Transfer time
1 hour 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire
Elevation
7,300 ft
Vertical drop
2,777 ft
Avg snowfall
36 ft
Ski area
2,150 acres
Ski lifts
11
Runs
85
Grade
25% advanced
55% intermediates
20% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

We recommend you stay in the nearby town of Hood River, a funky little place with a handful of shops and restaurants and, as it's Oregon, a few quality local breweries. We also recommend at least one night at the historic and charming Timberline Lodge which offers a fantastic experience, especially for fans of The Shining who will recognise it as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel!

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Mt Hood accommodation, so we can give you first-hand advice and recommend the best options for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
The Timberline Lodge was dedicated by Franklin Rosevelt in 1937 and is a classic ski lodge of its time.

Reviews

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If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

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19/03/2019 Nick Herdman

Timberline is a small resort which is also pretty flat mainly but when the sun comes out has stunning views & some hiking possibilities - long hikes though! 2 days is more than enough to cover everything at this resort. Considering how small it is seems odd that they don't run the drag lift up to the top when the weather is good (I hiked about 3/4 of it in 40 minutes) & they have big chunks shut for park building with what look like Pro size jumps. Would be a good place to learn to ride or ski as lots of mellow runs to practice on. Mt Hood Meadows was about a 30 minute drive from Timberline Lodge & is a much bigger resort than Timberline & much steeper. It literally is the other side of Mt Hood as when we got to the top we could see Timberline Lodge. Was pretty tracked out the day we went but there were lots of good long cruisers, parks & natural half pipes to try out. Day pass was $99 when bought on the day at resort.

29/01/2019 Alan Rogers

Hood River ski resort was well serviced with car parks and had complimentary interconnecting bus services. The ski lifts were well linked and the runs well groomed and the resort gave ample skiing for two days. Additionally, for myself the lift pass was FREE, saving some $70!

10/02/2017 Alex Wood

Mt. Hood - We were fortunate that it snowed quite a lot every day we were there so every hill Hood ski bowl - was the closest and smallest of the three, fairly basic and more of a 'locals hill'. Amenities were basic but ok. The chairlifts were the old two seat style and not the most comfortable. Tickets were cheap, but as the other two hills were so close by, it needed to be. The hill only opened during the evenings during the week and the night boarding was good. Timberline - A great small hill, the lodge was excellent and provided a good choice of food and services. Probably my favourite lodge/base area of the trip. Parking was pretty close by. The runs were fairly short but were good fun. Got to have a quick look at the hotel as well. Meadows - The best hill in hill in Mt. Hood in my opinion, bigger and with more variety in runs. It's the furthest from Government Camp (20mins drive) but still easy to find and parking was very close. The base area was good and gave plenty of choice in food options.

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