Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Oregon

A Big Mountain With Character

Mt Hood Meadows has long been renown as a skier's mountain -- offering a massive amount of terrain folded in and out of bowls and valleys on the sunny side of Mt Hood.

For years, the Meadows has had the reputation of offering the best pure skiing in Oregon with distinctively original trails ranging from smooth, slightly graded runs in our beginner's area to screamin' steeps in Heather Canyon.

Although skiers of all abilities will enjoy Mt Hood Meadows, the thousands of acres of intermediate terrain make this a great mountain for you intermediate skiers.

Take, for example, the Texas Trails, which offer miles of uninterrupted ride snow fields, voted by Oregon skiers as the best intermediate skiing in the state.

That's characteristic of the entire Meadows experience. A measure in extremes, from a ski school widely regarded not only as the best in the state, but a model for the industry, to snowcat skiing into Super Bowl -- incredibly advanced skiing that is truly on the edge.

Cross-country skiers will find 15km of groomed track, plus a complete line of rental equipment and instruction. The X-C Learning Center is at the Hood River Meadows parking area and is open daily Wednesday through Sunday.

And the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down as Mt Hood Meadows offers night skiing, with the Northwest's only night-operating, high-speed detachable quad, the Mt Hood Express.

The Meadows also offers the best apres-ski with live entertainment throughout each week and dining establishments open until 10 p.m.

Mt Hood Meadows is a big mountain, with a lot of character, high-speed technology, night life, friendly employees and the most meticulous grooming in the state.

The closest lodging is in the towns of Government Camp, 10 miles southwest, or Hood River, 36 miles north.

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Mountain Statistics for Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Base Elevation: 4,523 ft (1,379 meters)
Summit Elevation: 7,300 ft (2,225 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,777 ft (846 m)
Skiable Area: 2,150 acres (871 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 430 in (1,092 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 13
Uphill Lift Capacity: 16,145 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Magic Carpet
6 Double Chairs
5 HiSpeed Quad
Number of Trails: 85
Trail Ratings for Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Easiest: Easiest 15%
More Difficult: More Difficult 50%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
Experts Only: Experts Only 15%
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 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 15 km
Half Pipe: Yes