Cooper Spur Ski Area, OregonFamily Fun
Cooper Spur Ski and Recreation Resort is located on the northeast side of Mt Hood in the Northern Cascades at a base elevation of 4,000 feet.
This family area has been in operation since 1927 when it was developed as a ski jumping hill. In 1938, the first rope tow was installed, followed by a T-bar a few years later. In 1970, the rope tow and T-bar were upgraded and again in 1993.
There are 50 skiable acres catering to families and beginners. Most of the runs are gentle slopes, perfect for learning a wedge.
Lots of acres are lighted for night skiing, and you can ski free at night with the purchase of a complete ski or snowboard rental. Kids 6 years and younger ski free any time when accompanied by a ticketed parent.
The day lodge is warm and cozy and is partially heated by a wood stove. Parents can watch their children from the warmth of indoors.
Cooper Spur also offers a tubing hill for those who do not ski, making it a perfect place for the whole family.
Cooper Spur is easy to get to from Portland via I-84, located 27 miles south of Hood River just off Highway 35.
|Mountain Statistics for Cooper Spur Ski Area|
|Base Elevation:||4,000 ft||(1,219 meters)|
|Summit Elevation:||4,350 ft||(1,326 m)|
|Vertical Drop:||350 ft||(107 m)|
|Skiable Area:||50 acres||(20 hectares)|
|Annual Snowfall:||100 in||(254 cm)|
|Longest Run:||1,500 ft||(457 m)|
|Number of Lifts:||2|
|Uphill Lift Capacity:||1,200 per hour|
|Types of Lifts:||1 Rope Tow
1 Double Chair
1 Tubing Run/Lift
|Number of Trails:||10|
|Trail Ratings for Cooper Spur Ski Area|
|Experts Only:||0%||Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.|
|Area Details for Cooper Spur Ski Area|
|Nearby Cross Country:||10 km|
|Nearby Snow Tubing:||Yes|