Nordic Center

Nordic Center at Mt. Hood Meadows

Nordic Center

The Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center is open Thursday-Monday, from 9 AM - 4 PM, through Sunday, April 6th. We'll be open March 27th-31st, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1st and 2nd, and then open Thursday-Monday, April 3rd-6th. Come join us!

Our Nordic Center offers up to 15 kilometers of groomed and set track through beautiful wooded trails and meadows. We have both skating and traditional striding lanes, but there is no snow shoeing at the Nordic Center. The Nordic Center is located at the Hood River Meadows parking lot, 1 mile north of the main entrance to Meadows on Highway 35.

The Nordic Center is a modular building at the east end of the Hood River Meadows parking lot (not the Hood River Meadows lodge – skier services building found near the bottom of the Hood River Express). The Nordic Center is where you purchase your track fee, as well as rent equipment or arrange for cross country lessons.

Contact the Nordic Center, at 503.337.2222, ext. 1262, or email at

There is no parking permitted at the entrance to Sahalie Falls Road. Please park at the Nordic Center and use the access trail to get to Sahalie Falls.

View the Nordic Trail Map here.

"Like" the Meadows Nordic Facebook page for updates about operations and conditions.

Mt. Hood Nordic Race Series

Races start at 11 AM with registration from 9-10:30 AM. Entry fee is $20 per race. Competitor track fee is $12.

Dates -
December 7th - Sprint Race (See results)
December 18th - Night Sprint (Skate) (See results)
January 4th - 10k (Skate)
January 11th - 20k Pursuit (Skate & Classic)
January 15th - Cooper Spur Night Sprint (Skate) - This race has been cancelled.
February 15th - 20k (Skate) (See results)

Samuel Cordell's Skate Technique Clinics

Clinics are taught by Sam Cordell, former U.S. Biathalon Team Member. Clinics are from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, and will cover the fundamentals of efficient skate skiing. Each clinic is limited to 25 participants. Cost is $25 (does not include track fee), and the clinics are on Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, January 18th. Clinics meet at the Nordic Center.

Nordic Center Prices

Nordic Center Prices
Track Fee 9 AM - 4 PM 12 PM - 4 PM
Adult $15
Junior (12 & Under) $10 $10
Senior (65 & Older) $12 $10
Adult Nordic Season Pass $45, starting March 1st! N/A
Junior Nordic Season Pass $45 N/A
Nordic Rentals
Traditional Full Package $25 $20
Skate Ski Full Package $25 $20
Skis Only $18 $18
Boots Only $15 $15
Poles Only $8 $8
Lessons (10 AM & 1 PM)
Group $25 / 2 Hours
Private $55 / 1 Hour
Additional Person $35
Learn To Cross Country Ski Package (includes track fee, rental & lesson)
 *$45 is the add-on price onto a Meadows season pass