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Ski Area Information

Several ski areas can be found within minutes of Grand Lodges, including Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline, and Mount Hood Meadows. Other snow parks and ski areas dot the mountainside nearby. With so many options, you're sure to find that gentle family slope or the deep back-country powder you crave.

 Mt Hood SkibowlTimberlineMt. Hood MeadowsCooper Spur
Open DatesNovember - AprilYear-roundNovember - MayNovember - April
Skiable Terrain960 skiable acres1,650 skiable acres2,150 skiable acres50 skiable acres
Nordic Trailsyesyesyesyes
Longest Run3 mile skyline trail3.12 miles3 miles350 feet
Night Skiing34+ trails on 550 acres10+ trails on 150 acres16+ trails on 240 acresno
Total Trails65 trails41 trails85 trails10 trails
Beginner20%25%15%40%
Intermediate40%50%50%40%
Advanced/Expert40%25%35%20%
Vertical Drop1,500 ft.3,690 ft.2,777 ft.350 ft.
Total Lifts910114
Lift Capacity4,620 people/hour9,869 people/hour16,145 people/hour1,200 people/hour
High-Speed Quads 55 
Triples 1  
Doubles4161
Passenger Snowcat 11 
Lowest Ski Area ElevationSkibowl west -
3,600 ft.
Still Creek Basin -
4,850 ft.
Hood River Express -
4,523 ft.
4,000 ft.
Highest Ski Area ElevationTom Dick peak -
5,027 ft.
Top of Palmer -
8,540 ft.
Cascade Express -
7,300 ft.
4,350 ft.
Average Annual Snow Base96-120 inches175-200 inches150-175 inches100 inches
Average Annual Snowfall340 inches400-500 inches300-450 inches200 inches
  • Mt. Hood reaches an impressive 11,242 feet, and has a base that spreads over 92 miles. It is one of the most climbed mountains in the world, second only to Japan's Mt. Fuji.
  • 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.
  • Timberline is home to North America's longest ski season, with the summer skiing on the Palmer snow field.