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.
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 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.