About Mt. Hood Meadows
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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort operates on a special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest, offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort is just 90 minutes away from Portland, and it delivers a big mountain experience you'd expect to travel much farther to enjoy. 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 variety of Meadows terrain is what makes it so unique and popular. The wide-open terrain off of the Cascade Express (voted most popular cruising terrain in Oregon) offers incredible panoramic views half-way across Oregon from it's 7,300 foot elevation. Advanced skiers and snowboarders seek out the steeps in the front bowls, or drop in to the seemingly endless pitch of powder-filled Heather Canyon. Explore the double black steeps, gladed tree runs and cliffs through access gates into the Private Reserve and S&R Cliffs! There's an additional 1,700 vertical for hikers who want to drop into the double blacks of Super Bowl above Heather, to bring the total vertical limit available in just one run to almost 4,500 feet. Beginners learn on the gentle slopes of Buttercup and the Ballroom Carpet. Meadows is known for having some of the best terrain in the Northwest!
The Northwest's most advanced fleet of grooming machines assures surface conditions are optimal. This specialized equipment and a creative crew also design and maintain up to six terrain parks including an in-ground SuperPipe.
Meadows has introduced the sports of skiing and snowboarding to more Oregonians than any other ski resort. With a separate “fun zone” supported by on-the-snow conveyers, beginners learn technique and how to have fun fast. Meadows has the only enclosed on the snow conveyer "The Ballroom Carpet" in the Northwest! Affordable Learn to Ski and Snowboard Packages are available, and the PSIA-certified Adult Snow Sports and Children's Learning Centers offer private and group lessons daily. There's also a certified Day Care center for ages 6 weeks to 11 years.
No less than ten restaurant and bar establishments serve up a range of tantalizing cuisine, and Outer Limits Sports and the High Performance Center Sports Shops offer the largest selection of alpine and snowboard hard goods, equipment, clothing and accessories found in Oregon. Mt. Hood Meadows partners with more than a dozen Hood River and surrounding area lodging establishments, and nearby Hood River was even named a "Top Five American Ski Town" by Skiing Magazine!
Mt. Hood Meadows is a place to rest and getaway, a place filled with adventure and epic powder days, a place to create memories with friends and family, a place to learn something new, and a place called "home" by many. We can't wait for you to recreate with us!