Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort operates on a special use permit in the Mt. Hood National Forest, offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort is close to Portland – just 90 minutes away – but delivers a big mountain experience. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood’s southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood Meadows’ playful terrain welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The mountain boasts a variety of terrain, from beginner to expert, and is known for its powdery snow.

One of the great things about skiing Mt Hood is that there are several different ski areas to choose from. Each area has its own unique character and offers a different experience. For example, Skibowl is known for its night skiing and family-friendly atmosphere, while Timberline is popular with advanced skiers for its challenging terrain. No matter what your skill level, Mt Hood has something to offer. And if you’re looking for a little adventure, there’s even the option to go heli-skiing in the backcountry.

One of the most popular nightlife spots at Mt. Hood is the Basecamp Bar & Grill. This bar is known for its great food and drinks, as well as its lively atmosphere. The Basecamp Bar & Grill is the perfect place to go to if you want to have a good time and meet new people. Another popular nightlife spot is the Backcountry Brewery. This brewery is known for its delicious beer and its friendly staff. The Backcountry Brewery is the perfect place to go if you want to relax and have a few drinks.

So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time skier, make sure to check out Mt Hood for an unforgettable experience.

Mountain Terrain:







Skiing Hours:

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Night Skiing: Select nights

Summit Elevation:

2225 m (7300 ft)

Vertical Drop:

846m (2,777 ft)

Skiable Area:

2,150 acres

Average Snowfall:

1092 cm


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 6 high-speed quads
  • 4 double chairs
  • 1 Quad chair
  • 1 Surface lift


85 runs. Longest run: 3 miles


6 terrain parks & pipes. Outrigger, The Zoo, Fireweed, Forest Park, Superpipe, and Banked Slalom. The Banked Slalom, Superpipe and Fireweed are lit up after dark for night skiing. 

Photo credit to Mt. Hood, Jacky Huang and Miguel Ángel Sanz