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    Check out the trail map for the Meadows Nordic Center!

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    Find all the trails that have been groomed for the day! Grooming report is alphabetical so please scroll to see the Nordic section.

Enjoy the final few days of the season and click the button below for tickets, lessons, and rentals!

Nordic track tickets, lessons, and rental reservations available here



The 2020-21 season is here! Below is some important information

  • Nordic Center hours of operation are 9 AM - 4 PM, Thursday through Monday
  • Trails are groomed every morning we're open - up to 16.5k when conditions allow
  • Face coverings are required near the Nordic Center lodge, and whenever 6' social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Guests are not permitted in the lodge this year, be prepared to base out of your vehicle and use the port-a-potties provided in the parking areas
  • When you arrive, proceed to the outside window to pick up your rentals, track tickets, Sno-Park permits, and to check in for your lesson
  • Day track passes, season passes, rentals and group lessons will be sold online this season. Use the above link to make your reservations and purchase any of these products
  • We DO NOT allow dogs on any of our groomed Nordic trails or on any of our snowshoe tours

Read our blog on our operations for the 2020-2021 season

The Meadows Nordic Center offers up to 16.5 kilometers of groomed and set track through beautiful wooded trails and meadows. We have both Skating and Classic striding lanes for cross country skiing. The Nordic Center is also the starting point for the Elk Meadows and Sahalie Falls snowshoe trails - snowshoeing is not allowed on the groomed Nordic ski trails with the exception of these two trails. The Nordic Center is located at the Hood River Meadows parking lot, 1 mile north of the main entrance to Meadows on Highway 35. 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. 

Download the Nordic Trail Map here

Contact the Nordic Center at 503.337.2222 ext. 1262 or email us. For conditions and operating schedule please visit our Conditions Page. View the Nordic Trail Map here, and "like" the Meadows Nordic Facebook page.

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.

 

The Meadows Nordic Center offers both group and private lessons every day it is open. We provide opportunities to learn either Classic or Skate technique. Group lessons need to be booked online in advance here. Private lessons can be arranged in advance by calling the Nordic Center at 503.337.2222 ext. 1262 or by emailing us at Nordic@skihood.com. Our group lessons go out at 10 AM and 1 PM, and if rentals are needed we ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. Private lessons can be scheduled for the time that best suits your needs.

 
 

NORDIC CENTER PRICES 2020-21
Track Fee 9 AM - 4 PM 12 PM - 4 PM
Adult (25-64)
$24
$19
Young Adult (15-24)
$19 $14
 Junior (7-14)
$15 $10
Senior (65-74) $19 $14
 6 & Under
Free Free
 75 & Over
Free Free
Adult Nordic Season Pass (19 & Over)
$104
N/A
Junior Nordic Season Pass (18 & Under)
$54
N/A
Nordic Rentals & Services
Adult Rental (15 & Over)
$39 $32
 Junior Rental (18 & Under)
$29 $22
Adult Skis Only $29 $25
Boots Only $25 $20
Poles Only $12 $10
 Nordic Wax & Service
$29  
Lessons (10 AM & 1 PM)
Group (2 Hour Lesson)
$49
 $39
Private $90 per hour
 
 Semi-private $170  
Add-on Track Fee
$15
 $15
Add-on Rental Fee
$20  $20

 

SNOWSHOE TOURS

Our waterfall tours are done for the season, but we are still offering our Vista Snowshoe Tours. Watch for more waterfall tours next season!


VISTA SNOWSHOE TOURS

  • Begins on the mountain side of the Sahale Lodge at 2:30 PM
  • Hike up to the Vista Express chair
  • Ride the chairlift up and hike back down to dinner at the lodge
  • Cost is $75 per person and includes the tour, rentals and chairlift ride
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed on this tour
  • No matter what, we hope this will be a magical experience with two spectacular waterfalls---Umbrella and Sahalie. To get to Umbrella Falls we leave from the main lodge and hike down to Umbrella Falls. We will then be picked up by a bus and taken down the hill to Sahalie Falls road and snowshoe past Sahalie Falls. Once again will be picked up by bus and taken back to the main lodge. We are so lucky to have these two spectacular waterfalls in our boundary area! This will be our alternate route if Vista is not operating. We just want to make sure that your experience with us is an enjoyable one no matter where we end up going.

Purchase your Vista Snowshoe Tour here

 

SAHALIE FALLS TOUR - Done for the 2020/21 Season

  • Begins at our Nordic Center located in the Hood River Meadows parking lot
  • Wraps around the HRM lodge and winds down to a meadow and up to a large concrete bridge and towering Sahalie Falls
  • Two-hour tour from 10 AM to 12 PM
  • The trail is three miles out and back
  • Cost it $25 per person - add on rentals for $15
  • Offered on Saturdays and Sundays from January 2 - February 28, plus MLK and Presidents Day Mondays
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed on this tour or on any of our groomed Nordic trails
 

UMBRELLA FALLS TOUR - Done for the 2020/21 Season

  • Begins at the Sahale lodge in our main base area - check-in is at the Rental Center
  • Follows the trail through snow covered trees and beautiful meadows down to frosty Umbrella Falls
  • Two-hour tour from 1 - 3 PM
  • The trail is three miles round-trip
  • Cost is $25 per person - add on rentals for $15
  • Offered on Saturdays and Sundays from January 2 - February 28, plus MLK and Presidents Day Mondays
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed on this tour
 
Tubbs Rental Equipment  Adult Prices  Junior Prices (14 and younger)
 Snowshoes with Poles beginning at 9 AM
$29  $19
Snowshoes with Poles beginning at 12 PM 
 $25 $15
Snowshoes with Poles beginning at 2 PM
$15
$10