Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Mt. Hood Ski Bowl

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Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 60
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.9
  • Nightlife
  • 2.8

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 44%
  • Beginner
  • 33%
  • Families
  • 52%
  • Intermediate
  • 41%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 30%
  • Advanced
  • 44%

Helpful Highlights:

Ski Bowl has some of the best terrain accessible by lifts on Mt Hood. It doesn't have the fastest chairs, the longest runs, or consistently the greatest co...

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  • 5

    Get er done!!

    by melanie84 - 15th October 2009

    Pros: Great parks for all levels, widely lit for night boarding, fun staff

    Cons: Gets a little crowded sometimes. Runs are short. Lifts are slow.

    This place is awsome. It gives you everything you could want in a mountain all in a tiny package. I go here almost everytime I go snowboarding, about twice ... Full review

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  • 5

    Keeping it real

    by iwill - 16th March 2009

    Pros: Great tree skiing

    Cons: Funky, slow old lifts

    Nice little area with 4 funky old doubles. Area has good beginner terrain, but the real deal is the tree skiing.... Full review

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  • 5

    Better than Meadows....

    by Supastarr - 16th March 2009

    Pros: Excellent on a POWDER day, mostly locals who rip it up.

    Cons: No high speed quads

    Skibowl has some awesome terrain, especially on a POWDER day. There are not any high speed quads or any high speed chairs so if you are in a hurry forget a... Full review

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  • 4

    Expert Friendly

    by hoody - 24th December 2008

    Pros: Best terrain and night skiing for experts

    Cons: Few terrain park features are small to medium. No pipe.

    Ski Bowl is 20+ min closer to Portland than either Timberline or Meadows. Upper Bowl has terrific steeps, even cliffs, that are lit up at night. The Outback... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Terrain on Mt Hood

    by wolleysegap - 17th December 2008

    Pros: Best Skiing/Boarding for the entire family

    Cons: Can be wet at times

    I've quit trying to keep up with my son. He's an expert boarder and finds Scotty's Way "fun" where I see it as a challenge. This downhill experience is Oreg... Full review

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  • 5


    by skibee - 16th December 2008

    Pros: Staff, Parking, Warming hut, Great deals, and right next to Gov. Camp!

    Cons: Lifts are slow, and often rains cuz of elev (check temp before skiing)

    This is the first resort I check before I go skiing! The staff is very helpful! The lifts are a bit slow, but the runs are great and well groomed so I don't... Full review

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