Skiing Hood River
Mount Hood Is A Ski Paradise.
When the fresh powder falls on Mount Hood, guests and the Comfort Inn Hood River and other snow lovers grab their gear and head for the slopes. The skiing in Oregon is amazing.
The Mt Hood ski bowl offers up tons of options for skiers making it one of the top snow sport destinations in the country. There are over 950 acres of snow covered terrain with 65 open runs. There’s something at Mount Hood for every level of skier. Old pros will have a blast flying down the steep, high speed vertical drops. Beginners can gain experience on easier, slower slopes that will have you learning how to maneuver effectively in no time.
Mount Hood can be seen from nearly everywhere in Hood River. The mountain is about 11, 240 feet high and is the fourth tallest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range. It is one of the most photographed sites in Oregon because its year round snow capped peak is visible for a hundred miles on clear days. What that means for ski enthusiasts is that Mount Hood’s large snow fields and enormous glaciers offer a long season of fresh powder and awesome conditions for the perfect winter day of gliding down the slopes.
Mt Hood Ski Bowl Passes and Lift Tickets
If you’re in town for a short visit, you can purchase tickets for a day’s worth of riding. You can also purchase your lift tickets at the front desk. Once your skis touch the fresh powder on Mount Hood’s slopes you’ll be hooked and aching to get back for more. In that case, there is a wide variety of passes available for the frequent skier. Unlimited passes grant full open access and are great for people closer to Mount Hood. Night passes, and limited access passes are available for visitors who know they’ll be back throughout the season. The earlier you purchase seasonpasses, the better the savings.
Mt Hood Ski Bowl offers a fantastic night skiing experience. With bright lights illuminating the runs well into the night, skiers here can keep enjoying the mountain until 10 or 11 pm. This is one of the longest ski days available in one of the most beautiful ski spots. You can even catch the sunset and then watch the moonrise as you fly down mountain.
Taking ski lessons is a great way for beginners to get a feel for the sport while you learn how to find your balance and control. At Mt Hood Ski Bowl even people who have never put on a ski before can take a lesson and learn how to take part in one of the most fun winter activities. Lessons are around two hours long and offered for very reasonable prices. If you’re new to snow sports, and have always wanted to try it consider taking a lesson this season.
Cross Country Skiing
If you’re interested in exploring the snowy fields of the Mount Hood National Forest you can rent a pair of cross country skis and trek along the trails laid throughout this pristine wilderness area. Guided tours are available for both short and long distance trips. Solo skiers are also welcome on the open cross country trails. You can rent high quality boots, poles, and skis in sizes for kids and adults. All of the equipment at Mt Hood Ski Bowl is kept in top notch condition for the best possible experience.
Hanging Out Around The Slopes
You can meet snow sport fans from all over the world in the ski lodges, cafes, and restaurants on Mount Hoods slopes. You’ll find plenty of places to grab a fresh bite, sip on a deliciously frothy local beer, and chat with other skiers around The Mt Hood Ski Bowl.
You will find great pizza and huge, mouth-watering burgers to satisfy your hunger at the cafes nearby the slopes. There’s something for every taste to enjoy. If you’re interested in lighter fare, deli sandwiches and salads made from the fresh produce grown throughout the Hood River Valley are available, too. When it’s time to warm up, grab a cup of steaming hot chocolate or coffee from theonsite coffee bars at the ski parks. Take a seat in the warm lodges by the fire and relax from a great day skiing the most beautiful runs found in the Oregon.
How To Get There
The Mt Hood Ski Bowl is located about an hour from downtown Hood River. It's an easy drive through the gorgeous Oregon countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eagles that love to soar over the trees while you're on the road heading towards a wonderful day taking on the powder at Mount Hood.