Winter Sports

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Winter SceneConditions: Please be aware that winter weather conditions may change rapidly on the forest, especially with forest roads and highways. You are strongly encouraged to contact your local forest district office for the most up-to-date information.  Please be aware that most Forest Service roads are impassable to conventional vehicles during the winter due to deep snow.  Forest Service roads are not maintained  or plowed for winter travel by conventional vehicles. 

Follow link for Information on Winter Driving and Travel Safety.

Click on Snow Immersion, Avalanches, Hypothermia, Altitude Sickness, and Wind Chill Info to learn more.

Sno Parks: You must have a valid Sno*Park permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle if you park in Sno*Parks (designated winter recreation parking areas) between November 1 and April 30.

  • Snowmobiles are not allowed in wilderness areas
  • Please pack out your garbage
  • Leash and clean up after your dog in Sno Parks

Attention Backcountry Travelers: Mt. Hood Meadows uses remote delivery systems including artillery for avalanche reduction. Avalanche control work may occur at anytime within the Mt. Hood Meadows ski area boundary.