The Northwest is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise all year long! And winter means it’s time to bust out the gear for the best skiing in Oregon on the majestic Mount Hood. As Oregon’s tallest and most prominent mountain and the only place for lift-accessed ski runs all year round in the Pacific Northwest, Mount Hood is one of the most popular destinations for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country trails, and tubing. Mount Hood accumulates a yearly average of 250 inches of snow annually.
The three top-rated ski resorts—Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood Meadows, and Mount Hood Skibowl—are known for having the best skiing in Oregon, with exciting terrain and runs. These ski resorts are only about 90 minutes from downtown Portland, but staying in Hood River is the ideal way to enjoy a getaway focused on skiing or snowboarding. You’ll be less than an hour from these ski destinations, and when you stay at our Hood River Bed and Breakfast, you’ll have cozy accommodations awaiting you after a full day of exhilarating runs down the mountain.
Best Skiing In Oregon: 3 Top Mount Hood Ski Resorts
For the best skiing in Oregon, you’ll want to head to the picturesque peak, Mount Hood. As Oregon’s highest peak and most popular winter sports destination, you’ll see why skiers and snowboarders alike return year after year.
This popular destination on the southeastern slope of Mount Hood offers some of the best skiing in Oregon (and some would say the entire Pacific Northwest.) The terrain is wide open, spanning more than 2,500 acres, and you’ll witness some of the most incredible panoramic views from the Cascade Express Lift. There are 87 trails ranging from beginner to expert—as well as a nordic center for cross-country skiing and snowshoe excursions. Be sure to pop by the Bullwheel Bar for an extensive list of PNW brews.
Known for having the most black diamond runs in the state of Oregon, Mount Hood Skibowl also showcases 36 fully lit runs for night skiing—one of the most exciting ways to experience the slopes under the stars. Covering nearly 1,000 acres of skiable terrain, the Skibowl offers some of the best skiing in Oregon, but it’s also an excellent destination for families and groups who want to experience the Snow Tube and Adventure Park.
Open ten months out of the year, Timberline Lodge boasts the Pacific Northwest’s largest vertical terrain with 3,690 vertical feet (1,125 meters). The lodge has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is the only ski-in/ski-out location in Oregon. You’ll find multiple terrain parks open throughout the year with a diverse selection of obstacles and runs. Skiers and snowboarders will love exploring the 41 trails and the state-of-the-art high-speed lift systems.
Get Cozy at the Inn After a Day on the Slopes
There’s no better place to retreat after a long day on the slopes in the bright wintery sunshine than the Inn at the Gorge—Hood River’s premier bed and breakfast-style lodging. We offer comfortable guest accommodations varying in layout and design. All rooms are elegantly appointed with tasteful decor, comfortable beds, and high-end amenities. You’ll be treated to a bountiful and scratch-mad breakfast each morning, the ideal way to start your day before heading out to experience some of the best skiing in Oregon at the Mount Hood ski resorts.
We can’t wait to host you at our Hood River Bed and Breakfast for your next ski getaway. Book your room today!