Thanks to everyone who did a Snowshoe Tour this season! We will have one more tour to Umbrella Falls on April 15 for Pride Day. Watch for more Tours next season!
Vista Snowshoe Tour & Dinner!
Experience the mountain in a way completely unlike the fast pace of skiing and snowboarding. Our guided snowshoe tour will give you another awe-inspiring perspective Meadows!
The tour begins in the base area at the Rental Center in the Sahale Lodge (see map at bottom of page) with a short walk to the bottom of the Vista Express Chairlift. There you will embark on a scenic chairlift ride to the 6,600 foot level where the views of White River Canyon and the South Cascades await. Begin the descent along the southern boundary of our resort on Vista Ridge, through the Mitchell Creek area and back to the base area. Wrap up the beautiful evening in the Alpenstube with a group dinner created by our Culinary Services team.
$119 per person includes the chairlift ride, guided tour, snowshoe and pole rentals and post-tour group dinner.
- 2:15 PM - Check out your snowshoe rental equipment at the Sahale Lodge
- 2:30 PM - Check in with your guide slope-side of Sahale Lodge
- 3 PM - Tour departs base area for the Vista Chairlift
- 3:30 PM - Load the Vista Express Chairlift
- 4 PM - Descend Vista Ridge to the base area
- 6 PM - Dinner to be served in the Alpenstube (Main Lodge)
Vista Snowshoe Tour Dates: February 12, 17 & 26 and March 5, 12, 19, 24 & 26
Alternative Routes or Cancellations - Weather may result in the use of an alternate route through the Umbrella Falls Snowshoe Trail systems. Tours may be canceled due to weather conditions.
Umbrella Falls Tour - select afternoons at 1 PM
Departing from the slope-side of the Sahale Lodge (see map at the bottom of the page), located at the main base area, this tour winds it’s way through gladed trails to the scenic Umbrella Falls. The route is approximately 3-miles and is suitable for beginner and intermediate snowshoers. The route meanders its way through mature conifer forests, following the headwaters of the Hood River into glades and through a beautiful, snowy landscape with Umbrella Falls being one of the highlights of the tour.
The full tour package includes 2-hour guided excursion, snowshoe rentals with walking poles plus tips and local knowledge from your guide. Recommended personal items include a small backpack, water bottle, gloves, hat and sunglasses or goggles. It’s best to dress in layers to allow for maximum body temperature regulation when you’re running hot or cold, and are in varying weather conditions.
Tour: $30; Rentals: $15
- December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
- January 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29
- February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
- March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Please note: All tours are family-friendly, however, we've found that kids ages 9 and older who are excited about hiking in a snowy landscape do best. Kids who are comfortable hiking 5 miles in regular terrain will likely be suited to a 3-mile snowshoe excursion.
Private Group Snowshoe Tours
Any of our spectacular waterfall or dinner tours are available for a private group of 10 or more. Select midweek dates are available. Please contact Nordic@skihood.com about setting up your special tour. Or call (503) 337-2222 ext. 1262.
Checking in for Tours Starting at the Sahale Lodge
Checking in for Tours starting at the Nordic Center