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Transportation and Parking FAQ

We know there are a lot of questions about parking and transportation this season so we have put together an FAQ that will hopefully answer all of your questions. If there's something you still need help with after reading through this please email mhminfo@skihood.com.

Parking Lots

What is the drop-off zone and how does it work? When our main lot fills we will allow you in to drop off the people in your car. You will then be directed to park in one of our open lots and can ride the shuttle back up. We are doing this to limit the number of people riding our shuttles this season. Below is an image of how the drop off zone will work.

Map of the main lot drop off zone

Are there length restrictions on vehicles you will allow in the main lot? Yes, there are. We will not be allowing oversized vehicles such as RVs, trucks with campers that hang over or any oversized vans in our main lot. You will be directed to one of our other lots.

Is the main lot the best place to park? If you have your own gear and don't need lessons or rentals the Hood River Meadows lot is a great option for parking. There is a small lodge where you can get your lift tickets, food and drinks and there are restrooms and port-a-potties there.

Will there be bathrooms in the parking lots this season? Yes, we are planning on adding port-a-potties to all of our parking lots so you don't need to come in the lodge to use the restroom.

Bus and Shuttles

Are you running Park and Ride Buses this season? We are not running our Park and Ride buses this season, but hope to have them back next season!

Is there still a free shuttle from Hood River this season? Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will be running buses from Hood River this season but you will need to purchase one of their passes to ride. With your pass you will receive unlimited rides on all CAT fixed-route services, including local routes, Columbia Gorge Express to Portland, and the Gorge-To-Mountain ski bus. The 2021 annual pass is valid thru December 31st, 2021. Prices are $30 Adults / $15 Children 17 and under & HR Community ID Holders.

Are there any shuttles from Portland this season? Some shuttle services are still running for private parties. Check out our suggested shuttle companies.

Will there be buses for consecutive week programs? There will not be buses for programs this season. You will need to drive yourself up to participate in programs.

RV Parking

How many RVs are allowed in RV row? We maintain 14 spaces on a first-come first-served basis.

What permits do I need? Sno-Park permits are required in all of our parking lots from Nov. 1 to April 30 (sold at the resort). You will also need an overnight parking permit, issued by one of our Parking Lot Attendants or Department of Public Safety team.

What do permits cost? Information on Oregon Sno-Park permits can be found here. Our overnight parking permits are issued at no charge.

How long can I stay? A maximum three consecutive nights within any five-night period.

I have a Sprinter van. Can I just park in the main lot? Sprinter vans may park in the main lot for day access only. If you are staying overnight, you must park in the designated RV row section of the Sunrise lot.

Will shuttle service be available? If there are RVs parked in the Sunrise lot we will run shuttles to the main lot.

Why is there not any RV/camper parking available in the HRM lot? We would love to have overnight RV/camper parking at HRM, but there are a few issues with that. 1.) Too remote: HRM is too far away from the main lodge in case of an emergency. 2.) Poor or no cell service: Reception is poor in the HRM lot, which makes calling out in case of an emergency difficult or impossible. 3.) Ski runs: There is no night skiing in the HRM section of the resort, whereas the Sunrise lot allows guests to ski and ride back to their RVs during night operations.