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Winter Recreation

With average annual snowfall in the Mt. Hood area around 400-500 inches, or 33-42 feet, it makes for one of the best winter recreation locations in the country.

  • Mt. Hood and Timberline are home to North America's longest ski season, with summer skiiing on the Palmer snow field
  • Mt. Hood provides over 8,300 vertical to ski with 206 ski trails, and 4,810 skiable acres
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl is America's largest night skiing area with 550 acres of lit terrain
  • Summit Ski area is an additional small ski hill located right in Government camp. It is the mountains oldest ski area with one chair lift, minutes from the lodges, and perfect for beginners
  • Mt. Hood National Forest has miles of trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, as well as access to back country snowboarding and telemark skiing
  • Tubing and sledding hills are available in some ski areas and other designated locations

Activities include ...

  • Downhill Skiing/Boarding - available at Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur
  • Nordic Skiing - trails throughout the backcountry of the Mt. Hood National Forest
  • Snowshoeing - local and backcountry trails through the Mt. Hood National Forest
  • Snowmobiling - groomed trails throughout the Mt. Hood National Forest, for all experience levels
  • Kid's Snowmobiling - local track in Government Camp offers fun and experience for youngsters
  • Snow tubing - a popular family activity, snow tubing is available locally at Mt. Hood Skibowl
  • Snow skating - growing in popularity, Mt. Hood Skibowl offers rentals and courses
  • Bird & Wildlife Watching - available year round, this is a great activity to enjoy in the quiet backcountry
  • Arts & Culture - Government Camp is full of winter festivities throughout the season

For more detailed information about activities in the area, contact our office at 503-272-3051.