Before putting on your skis, check the snow conditions at Hoodoo Ski Area one last time.
Height and quality of the snow, date of the last snowfall, today's weather, temperature, wind, visibility, state of the ski area ... all the information you are looking for to have a great day of skiing. Please note Hoodoo Ski Area snow reports are sourced directly from the ski resorts and are only recorded during the official ski season's opening to closing dates.
Daily Conditions Report for Sunday, December 26, 2021
Operating Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Good morning everyone! We’ve got another one for the powder hounds today with yet another 7 to 11 inches of snow forecasted to fall. Our snow gauge says that we received 9 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours but with the wind drifting and filling leeward areas it is far far deeper than that in most places. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 19° so the powder will be nice and light. Winds will be moderate, 18 to 21 miles per hour out of the south with gusts up to 33.
With snow and windy conditions continuing throughout the week we would like to take a moment to remind you that there is no easy way down from the top of the mountain today, the wind and snow causes drifts on the one green run from the top that makes it extremely difficult for beginners to navigate. The visibility will also be poor up there. Our beginner friends are still welcome of course, they may just want to stay a little lower on the mountain.
All this snow is amazing but it is important to remember immersion suffocation is a real risk when skiing in trees or anywhere there is an abundance of loose snow. Your best defense is education and a good ski partner. Check out deepsnowsafety.org to learn more about snow immersion and ways to help reduce the risk.
Sick of your mask? Us too. Fortunately, masks are no longer required while outdoors but state mandate still requires masks indoors. For the safety of our guests and staff please wear your mask in the lodge and other indoor areas..
Navigating the ski resort with kids for the first time? Check out kidsonlifts.org for great information on keeping your kids safe while skiing and best practices while riding, loading, and unloading lifts.
There are no reservations or passes required to park at Hoodoo. Parking is on a first come, first served basis.
We do not require an Oregon Sno Park permit to park at Hoodoo. Oregon Sno Park permits are required at nearby Ray Benson and Santiam Sno parks, and to park on the access road.
There is currently no sledding allowed anywhere on the Hoodoo property.
The Autobahn tube hill is closed.
Base: 67 inches as of 6 am with more on the way!
New Snow: According to our snow gauge we received 9 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours but it is much deeper than that in many parts of the mountain. The snow will be deep and drifted.
Skiing surfaces: Skiing surfaces were power-tilled last night but were almost immediately covered in snow. Coverage will vary from only a few inches in places the wind is scouring the surface to several feet in drifts. Runs toward Ed chair were groomed early and will have the most fresh snow over them, runs closer to the beginner area may be a little less deep.
Keep checking this page for the latest updates and conditions and stay safe in the powder!
Grooming Information updated 12-26-2021