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
|When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, snow enthusiasts eagerly await news of opening day at Skibowl, America`s Largest Night Ski Area and the closest ski resort to Portland, Oregon. Skibowl offers the best skiing in Oregon for more reasons than just one.
Mt. Hood Skibowl provides snow riders with some of the best terrain in the Mt. Hood National Forest, featuring 34 fully lit runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. With the most Black Diamond runs of any resort in state and two fully lit terrain parks, Skibowl draws accomplished snow riders as well as beginners and intermediate riders out for a great time.
Check our calendar. We have a full slate of great winter events. Show up and sign up!
Oregon skiing and snowboarding fun starts at Skibowl, less than one hour east of Portland.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is an equal opportunity recreation provider operating under a special use permit from Mt. Hood National Forest.
GET OUT and glide through the peace and quiet of the Mt. Hood National Forest on a set of Recreational Cross Country Skis. Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to exercise outside in the winter! Let us outfit you in our great waxless sets and get you out on some of the best trails in the area.
Mt Hood Outfitters Cross Country Ski Tours provide a great opportunity to learn about the areas extensive history, flora, and fauna and to take in the serene beauty of the forest. Our expert guides lead tours for all skill levels and even provide some lessons and tips that will help you progress as a Cross Country skier. On clear days you will enjoy the awesome views of Mt Hood. Our tours are customized for people of all ages and abilities with short and long distance loops available. This is a great adventure for the beginner, intermediate or advanced skier.
Snowshoeing is the easiest way to GET OUT and experience a winter wonderland in the Mt. Hood National Forest. An activity for all ages and ability levels, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. A guided snowshoeing tour will be one of the best things to do this winter on Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon. Follow trails deep into the forest to discover snow covered old growth trees and see native birds, animals, tracks and more as your guide provides local knowledge and stories about the area. With a variety of tours available, choose from a family adventure on flat groomed trails or explore the steep, deep powder that can challenge the fittest of fit.
We welcome ALL friends, so bring them all. From youngsters to your four-legged friends, snowshoeing is an amazing experience for each and every on of us.
Snowshoeing was one of the earliest known ways to travel from point A to point B in the snow. The sport started with a bow or limb cut from a tree and strapped to your feet. The design then turned to the giant "tennis racquet", and now a new generation of snowshoes has emerged to keep you floating on top of the snow in all conditions. Here at Mt. Hood Adventure we are huge fans of MSR (Mountain Safety Research) snowshoes and offer the Evolutions model for all our customers going out on a tour.
|Get out on one of the wildest winter adventures on Mt. Hood. Discover a winter wonderland in the backcountry of the Mt. Hood National Forest on the saddle of a snowmobile. Voted as the best thing to do on Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon in the winter, if you haven`t experienced a snowmobile trip, now is the time for your trip of a lifetime!
Bring the whole family, including the kids, or gather up your friends to come tear it up in the snow! Our expert guides possess in-depth trail knowledge and extensive knowledge about the entire Mt. Hood area. Each and every guide is trail tested and trained in CPR and First Aid for your safety.
Mt. Hood Outfitters holds the only permit available in the Mt. Hood National Forest to guide snowmobile tours. Tours begin at either Frog Lake Sno-Park or Skyline Sno-Park, both along HWY 26.
|For an extra adventurous day check out the Kiddie Snowmobiles and let your thrill seeker take a rip. These snowmobiles are specially designed for younger kids and let them experience the excitement of driving their own sled in a controlled, safe environment.
The Snow Tube and Adventure Park at Skibowl East is fun for everyone! The fun begins as you ride one of our two conveyors to the top of the main hill. Then it`s a heart-pounding ride to the bottom in one of our specially designed tubes. For the more adventurous, try steeper runs on the Extreme Tube Hill (open based on conditions). The Snow Tube and Adventure Park also includes the Amaze`n Maze and Frosty`s Playland with Kids Tubing Carousel, Kiddie Snowmobiles and a heated indoor Play Zone.
Cosmic Tubing kicks off Winter Break. Cosmic Tubing is the best party on the mountain! Enjoy over 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, black lights, colored lights, rocking music and more! It will be the most fun you`ve had all weekend. Don`t bother walking up the hill with that big tube, just jump on Mt. Hood`s only dual conveyor lifts dedicated to tubing, and relax all the way to the top! Great fun for the whole family!
Birding & Wildlife Watching
|From tiny bushtits to huge raptors, indigenous and often rare bird species witnessed near Mt. Hood and Hood River provide unlimited entertainment for bird watchers amid the gorgeous Oregon landscape.
Arts & Culture
|The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is housed in a beautiful structure in the heart of Government Camp. Located along the ruts of the historic Barlow Road, the building site offers a wonderful view of Mount Hood. The museum consists of six galleries plus a rentable meeting/multipurpose room.
|"The leading recreational outfitter guide service in the Mt. Hood National Forest" - The Oregonian.
Find Your Adventure on Mt. Hood! Mt Hood Outfitters can help you gear up for all your Mt. Hood activities. Mountain Biking, Hiking Gear, Canoeing,Kayaking, Paddleboards and White Water Rafting Contact Mt. Hood Outfitters to arrange any of the activities below and be sure to mention your Gold VIP Discount Card!