Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area

Mt. Hood Meadows offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest.

The resort is close to Portland – just 90 minutes away – delivering a big mountain experience just outside the city. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood’s southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood and features playful terrain that welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Meadows offers more than 2,150 acres of pure enjoyment with eleven lifts, including five high-speed quads accessing the steeps of the front side bowls to the gentle slopes of the beginner runs, rising to its highest lift-served elevation of 7,300 feet. Legendary Heather Canyon offers endlessly steep pitches of powder into the spectacular Canyon. Plus there’s an additional 1,700 vertical feet for hikers who want to drop into the double blacks of Super Bowl above, bringing the total vertical available in just one run to almost 4,500 feet.

Located on Hwy 35, 67 miles east of Portland or 35 miles south of Hood River

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 76 reviews

TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    January 18, 2021

    Terrible customer service

    I have a pass from last year 2020. The year that never was. Hood closed due to Covid. I tried to contact them regarding my unused pass. Apparently I was a day late and $79 dollars short. I was told that no exceptions I would not be able to receive anything for my pass. I wrote to CEO Mathew Drake. Not a word of reply. Twenty years of supporting them. Good and bad snow. Not another day. Timberline all the way!! Plus Timberline is much more reasonably priced. Hood jacked their price in a COVID year???

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 1, 2020

    Bad customer service

    Bad customer service with the salespeople, we have been dealing with trying to buy season passes and found the service unacceptable.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    March 17, 2020

    Not a powder day, but some great skiing

    I was in the area for a conference and wanted to get in a day of skiing. Fortunately I was able to do so before the conference, as it ended up getting cut short when social distancing requirements went into effect. A friend and I chose Mount Hood Meadows, based on the recommendation of some locals we met at a ski rental shop on the way out in Sandy, It was an excellent choice. There wasn't powder, and surfaces started out as mostly frozen granular. The scenery was already spectacular. By later morning, though the snow softened up everywhere, and we were very happy to find plenty of packed powder on the steeps into Heather Canyon. Walk-up pricing was higher than expected at $101 and we were taken aback when the ski check guy said it was an extra $6 per person, but in the end it was a fantastic day of skiing. The main disappointment was an overpriced and low-quality lunch from what seemed to be the only snack bar that was open.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    January 26, 2020

    Good for a Day

    This ski area has varied and reasonable terrain. Although the grooming and up-keep is not like major Western resorts, it is adequate. Not all of the lifts open regularly. Some of the higher lifts close frequently because of wind and weather.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    January 26, 2020

    They provide bus service from portland

    I wanted to get a ski trip in while I was in Portland and found this resort had a weekend bus trip with a stop at the gateway transit center one of the stops on the max line. One can book the trip by going to the website and looking for the bus schedule. The mountain itself had more trails and diversity then I found at timberline lodge. All the lifts are high speed. If you are an intermediate skier there are plenty of trails here. Had to get rentals and it moved pretty quickly here.

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More information about Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area

  • Acres of Terrain


  • Average Annual Snowfall

    430 inches

  • Base Lodge Elevation

    5,366 feet

  • Beginner Runs


  • Bottom Lift Elevation

    4,523 feet

  • Expert Runs


  • Intermediate Runs


  • Maximum Run Length

    3 miles

  • Night Skiing


  • Number of Runs


  • Top Lift Elevation

    7,300 feet

  • Total Lifts


  • Vertical Drop

    2,777 feet