Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
United States
Phone: 503 337-2222

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About the Ski Resort

Mt. Hood Meadows has long been renown as a skier's mountain -- offering a massive amount of
terrain folded in and out of bowls and valleys on the sunny side of Mt. Hood.

For years, the Meadows has had the reputation of offering the best pure skiing in Oregon with distinctively original trails ranging from smooth, slightly graded runs in our beginner's area to screamin' steeps in Heather Canyon.

Although skiers of all abilities will enjoy Mt. Hood Meadows, the thousands of acres of intermediate terrain make this a great mountain for you intermediate skiers.

Take, for example, the Texas Trails, which offer miles of uninterrupted ride snow fields, voted by Oregon skiers as the best intermediate skiing in the state.

That's characteristic of the entire Meadows experience. A measure in extremes, from a ski school widely regarded not only as the best in the state, but a model for the industry, to snowcat skiing into Super Bowl -- incredibly advanced skiing that is truly on the edge.

Cross-country skiers will find 15 km of groomed track, plus a complete line of rental equipment and instruction. The X-C Learning Center is at the Hood River Meadows parking area and is open daily Wednesday through Sunday.

And the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down as Mt. Hood Meadows offers night skiing, with the Northwest's only night-operating, high-speed detachable quad, the Mt. Hood Express.

The Meadows also offers the best apres-ski with live entertainment throughout each week and dining establishments open until 10 p.m.

Mt. Hood Meadows is a big mountain, with a lot of character, high-speed technology, night life, friendly employees and the most meticulous grooming in the state.

The closest lodging is in the towns of Government Camp, 10 miles southwest, or Hood River, 36 miles north.

From Portland, take Highway 26 east to Government Camp (about 53 miles), continue to Highway 35, then turn left to go over Barlow Pass. The access road will be on your left. Bus transportation is available from several metropolitan Portland locations.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 15 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  15 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  20 %

 Experts only:  15 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  4,523 ft
Summit elevation:  7,300 ft
Vertical drop:  2,777 ft
Skiable area:  2,150 acres
Annual snowfall:  430 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  87
Number of lifts:  13
Types of lifts:  1 Magic Carpet,
 1 Rope Tow,
 1 Pony Tow,
 6 Double Chairs,
 4 HiSpeed Quad

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort map

Ski Resort directions

To get to Meadows from Portland, Oregon, take I-84 to Exit 64 in Hood River. Follow Hwy 35 about 35 miles to the Mt. Hood Meadows entrance. Or head east on Hwy 26 to Government Camp, then head north on Hwy 35 about 10 miles.