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 75 reviews

TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    March 17, 2020
    jtdriver

    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
    dmittleman

    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
    Hoben01

    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.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    July 19, 2019
    N2098NFkarenb

    Umbrella Falls hike

    We did the Umbrella Falls hike which was beautiful. All packed into a 5ish mile hike we walked though fields of wild flowers, views of Mt. Hood and we walked through the woods. The trail is not well marked though.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    March 31, 2019
    Cab0Fan

    Love Meadows!

    I have had nothing but great experiences at Meadows. The mountain is great and has terrain for all kinds of skiers. If you are an expert, Heather Canyon and Private Reserve will give you all you can handle. There are endless double blacks that will challenge anyone. As a season pass holder, I go 20X a year and never get bored. There is usually plenty of fresh snow and this year has been no exception. I have never had a bad interaction with any employee. They need more restaurant facilities and they are addressing it with a major expansion that will start as soon as the snow melts that will double what they have now. No self-respecting, real skier would trash this place like you see in some reviews. This is true big mountain skiing right in our backyard!

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More information about Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area

  • Acres of Terrain

    2,150

  • Average Annual Snowfall

    430 inches

  • Base Lodge Elevation

    5,366 feet

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Bottom Lift Elevation

    4,523 feet

  • Expert Runs

    35%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Maximum Run Length

    3 miles

  • Night Skiing

    1

  • Number of Runs

    85

  • Top Lift Elevation

    7,300 feet

  • Total Lifts

    11

  • Vertical Drop

    2,777 feet