Oregon

Mt. Hood Skibowl Ski Resort

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Overview

Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest, Mt. Hood Skibowl is the largest night ski area in the United States and the closest ski and snowboard area to Portland, Oregon. With 300 inches of annual snowfall and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet, it’s the perfect playground for skiers and boarders of all levels. With its multiple terrain parks and snowtubing area, the entire family will find something to do.

Where Is Mt. Hood Skibowl Ski Resort Located?

The Mt. Hood Express is a public service that runs from the city of Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp and Timberline. The Skibowl Shuttle links Skibowl West and Skibowl East. It’s a little over an hour to Skibowl from Portland, which is serviced by most major airlines.

Skibowl is actually in the town of Government Camp, so there are several lodgings within walking distance. They include a B&B, chalets, lodges, and inns.

Restaurants

Mt. Hood Skibowl Resort Restaurants

Breakfast

  • The Cascade Dining Room is where to get a nice, gut-filling breakfast before heading to the mountain. 27500 E Timberline Highway, Government Camp, OR 97028

Lunch

  • Phlox Point Cabin is located inside a cabin built in 1930 as a warming hut. It provides visitors with a place to get warm as well as eat some affordable tacos, beer, wine or hot toddy. 27500 Timberline Highway, Government Camp, OR 97028

Dinner

  • Mt. Hood Brewing Co. offers a wide selection of small-batch ales, pub fare and pizza. 87304 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Après/Nightlife

  • The atmosphere at Charlie’s Mountain View is exactly what you would want after a long day on the mountain. It features wood-lined, rustic walls along with your favorite adult beverages. 88462 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Terrain

Terrain

Skibowl features 69 trails – 36 fully lit night runs – spread across 960 acres with a summit elevation of 5,100 feet on Tom Dick Peak. The Skibowl West Base Area is 3,600 feet. Averaging an annual snowfall of 300 inches, Mt. Hood Skibowl accommodates skiers and riders of all levels and abilities with terrain ratings of 20% beginner, 40% intermediate and 40% advanced.

Three fully lit terrain parks (Jesse’s Flight Terrain, Govyville Terrain and West Rope Tow) thrill the freestylers day and night. The resort is serviced by four chair lifts, three surface tows and two conveyor lifts. The season typically lasts from early December to early April. The longest run is three miles long (Skyline Trail).

Inside Scoop

Skibowl is perfect for families with its snow tubing, including nighttime cosmic tubing. It’s typically the most affordable ski resort in the area for what it offers. Plus, it’s the easiest to get to from Portland. During the summer, there are plenty of activities for the whole family, including disc golf, zipline adventures, horseback riding, bungee jumping and an Adventure Park.

Plan Your Trip

Mt. Hood Skibowl Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

60"
37"
25"
13"
0"
1"
Nov
26"
Dec
41"
Jan
50"
Feb
31"
Mar
9"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

69
Runs in Total
3 mi
Longest Run
960 ac
Skiable Terrain
317 ac
Night Skiing
29 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 10

4
Double Chairs
6
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5100'
Summit
1500'
Vertical Drop
3600'
Base

Important Dates

December 14, 20222022/12/14
Projected Opening
April 09, 20232023/04/09
Projected Closing
136
Projected Days Open
125
Days Open Last Year
85
Years Open
300"
Average Snowfall
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