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 82 reviews


  • TripAdvisor Rating
    April 26, 2022

    Just as good as colorado or utah

    when the conditions are right, low temperature and recent five feet of snow overnight, it's as good as going to Utah. I don't feel need to travel anywhere else! short lift lines even on weekends, helpful and friendly staff, veteran discount. beautiful views of Mt Hood and Adams.

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    February 27, 2022

    Tix purchased online in advance were not honored

    Funny story about our experience 😐My son and I reserved 2 full day tickets a month in advance by purchasing online. We drove from Seattle to Hood but Meadows had closed their parking lot and their parking crew sent us home…no entry. They said they were full, and no additional skiers could enter the grounds regardless of our reservation/ticket. I mentioned we drove there BECAUSE we reserved tickets in advance, to which they said "Sorry, we’re closed and that’s the reality brah.” LOL – reminds of the Seinfeld – They know how to TAKE a reservation, but they don’t know how to HOLD a reservation….and the HOLD part is the most important thing about the reservation. Oh, they did say although there were no refunds… that we could get credit for another day.

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    January 24, 2022

    Our food server had a mask but visible lice in their dreads.

    We were wondering if going to be so close to Portland would the people at Mt Hood be a problem... Yep, they were. They were the most unprofessional and ignorant staff we have ever experienced in our 40 some years visiting major ski areas. Never again. Save your money and go someplace else. It is a shame Mt Hood, Portland, and Oregon, in general, have devolved into the subhuman.

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    February 6, 2021

    Terrible, rude service and staff

    The skiing looks great but the terrible service made us leave immediately. We oversaw purchasing lift passes in advance and they wouldn’t sell them to us at the counter (you could only buy them online). While we were trying to do so, an employee by name of Natkia kicked us out of the lodge and told us that we had to purchase the ticket outside, in the parking lot. “No loitering allowed”, she said. We’re trying to spend almost a thousand dollars and we’re loitering? If that’s how they treat their business, you should take your business elsewhere. I would recommend Timberline.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    February 4, 2021
    Cory W

    If you are going to park an RV - READ THIS

    If you intend to stay in an RV read this! I have been skiing Mt Hood Meadows for over 30 years. In recent years management has changed and many of the employees have voiced "my job is no longer fun" and "this will be my last year because of "that" employee". Regardless, the terrain is still some of the best on the mountain. Recently I asked an employee about the RV policy. I did EXACTLY what that employee had told me was OKAY to do and in the morning I had to pay $300! to get a "traffic boot" removed from my truck or they were going to tow it and I would have to pay thousands. I quickly learned there was no discussion to be had, paid the fee, and tried to enjoy some skiing. I wrote the GM Greg Pack. I explained to him the situation. I received a reply which I appreciated and was even thanked for my professionalism. I never lost my cool with anyone as I knew this was simply a misunderstanding and there was NO WAY they would charge me $300 for doing EXACTLY what an employee told me to do. I was wrong! The parking manager Jess and GM Greg Pack made it very clear that me and my family don't matter to Mt Hood Meadows. I was even told that if we chose to never come back that there are hundreds of other people waiting to take my parking spot each and every day! This may be true, but you don't say that to your "guests!" All I can say is don't take an employee at their word, be sure to do your own research and certainly follow the RV rules to the letter as Mt Hood Meadows doesn't like RV's, their families or the fact they could fit multiple cars where our one vehicle parks! Its all about the money and Management has begin to make this evident in their policies, the people they put in positions of power and how they respond to their guests during a very challenging time in the world...

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Snow Report

  • Status


  • 24HR


  • BASE


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