Winter Sports

A snow covered scene with trees and a meadowWinter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular recreation opportunities on Mt. Hood National Forest. 

Six commercial ski areas at Mt Hood National Forest offer plenty of opportunities of fun in the snow for skiers at all levels:

  • Cooper Spur: 50 acres , 350ft of vertical (4,000ft to 4,350ft) of beginner and intermediate level terrain, 2 lifts. Copper Spur offers skiing (day and night), snowboarding, instruction, groomed cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing (2 tubing lifts). Located on the NE flank of Mt. Hood.
  • Mt. Hood Meadows: 2,150 acres, 2,777 feet of vertical  rise (4,528ft to 7,305ft) and 13 lifts. Mt. Hood Meadows offers skiing (day and night), snowboarding, snowshoeing, a groomed Nordic Center, lessons and daycare services. Located on the SE flank of Mt. Hood
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl: 960 acres, 65 runs, and 1,500ft of vertical (3,600ft to 5,100ft) from easy to expert only terrain, 8 lifts. Skibowl offers day and night skiing, snowboarding, tubing (2 tubing lifts) and activities for children. Located near Gov’t Camp.
  • Summit Ski Area: 52 acres, 2 runs and 306ft of vertical (4,000ft to 4,306ft), 1 lift. Summit offers skiing, snowboarding, & tubing. Lessons are available for beginners.  Located near Gov’t Camp on the SW flank of Mt. Hood. Additional tubing available at Snow Bunny.
  • Teacup Nordic: Operated by volunteers and dedicated to cross country skiing, Teacup offers 20 kilometers of groomed trails (groomed 4 times weekly!) from beginner to challenging terrain. Youth programs available for high school students and youths (ages 8-14). Located on the SE flank of Mt. Hood just east of Mt. Hood Meadows.
  • Timberline: 1,419 acres, 3,690ft of vertical (4,850ft to 8,540ft), and 9 lifts. Timberline offers skiing (day and limited night operations) and snowboarding. The famous and historical Timberline Lodge is a destination in itself. Located on the south flank of Mt. Hood.

View a list of available Oregon Sno-Parks to find areas with backcountry or groomed nordic skiing and snowshoing as well as snowmobiling and sledding options. 

You must have a valid Sno-Park permit in your vehicle windshield when you park in designated winter recreation areas Nov. 1 through April 30. Oregon Sno-Park permits are available at DMV offices and other vendors