Mount Hood National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest is located in the northwest of Oregon about 20 miles east of Portland. It is home to Mount Hood. The forest is a popular recreational area with hiking trails, climbing opportunities, skiing facilities, and numerous campgrounds.Some of the park's natural attractions include waterfalls, hot springs and glaciers.
Mount Hood Loop Highway
The Mount Hood Loop Highway is a scenic route that follows I 84 from Portland east to Hood River. At Hood River SR 35 south leads past agricultural land and the Hood River Valley and to U.S. Highway 26. U.S. Highway 26 passes a number of historical sites and crosses the White River.
Mount Hood stands at more than 4,700 meters (11,235 ft). It towers over the surrounding Mount Hood National Forest. This dormant volcano is the highest mountain in Oregon and home to five ski areas.
Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort
The Mount Hood Meadows Hill offers a wide range of skiing terrain. Most of the runs are intermediate or advanced. There are ten lifts, including four high speed quads. Snowcat skiing is also available for those looking for more vertical than the 2,777ft/846m accessible by chair lift.
Mt Hood Skibowl
The Mt Hood Skibowl features four double chair lifts and five tows. The 65 runs are mainly intermediate and advanced with a maximum vertical lift of 1,500ft/457m. The hill also caters to snowboarders with a new terrain park. The season runs from mid November to mid April.
Timberline Lodge Ski Area
Timberline Lodge is the only year-round ski facility in the United States. It closes for only two weeks in September.The hill has six lifts, including four quad express chairs, with mainly intermediate and beginner runs. The facility boasts 3,580 vertical feet, giving it the largest vertical terrain in the Northwest.