Ski Areas in Oregon

-Home to 9 ski areas residing in the mighty Cascade Range which runs the full length of Oregon from North to South, dividing the Western and Central parts of the state, as well as 2 ski areas in Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon and 1 in the Warner Mountains in Southern Oregon for a total of 12. Oregon receives bountiful snow each Winter and is home to several tall glacial peaks and abundant powder skiing options.

Mt. Hood SKibowl (OR)

Resort Classification: (Class 3) Medium

Mt. Hood Skibowl’s origin dates back to 1928, making the resort one of the oldest remaining ski resorts in the country. The ski area began as two separate resorts Skibowl and Multorpor. While Skibowl’s name was derived from the natural shape of it’s Upper Bowl, Multorpor’s name came from the combination Multnomah County, Oregon and Portland. The following is a brief timeline of the resort’s storied history.


Famous For:

Being North America’s largest night skiing area with 3 chairs and 36 open trails until 10-11pm at night during peak season.

Epically steep terrain, provided mostly by “The Black Chair” on Upper Bowl which gives access to the legendary Outback terrain, which opens with good snow pack and fresh dumps for the hearty and adventurous skiers and riders. 

An awesome Apres Scene with 4 “On Mountain” bars, plus 2 cafe’s… Skibowl also owns the coolest ski town bar in Government Camp: The Ratskeller Pizzeria!


Infamous For:

Delicate elevation, leading them to be on the freezing temperature borderline for some storm systems. 

Not an especially “Beginner friendly” ski area due to older chairlifts and lack of beginner terrain. 

Closest town with lodging:

The closest town with lodging for this ski area is: Mt. Hood Skibowl is directly across the street from the ski town of Government Camp, OR. which has a hotel, condos for rent, and a grand lodge.


Closest City with An Airport:

The closest major city with a commercial airport for this ski area is: PDX in Portland, OR. which is 53 miles West via US-26 and I-84


Season Pass Reciprocation:

Skibowl in conjunction with Timberline Lodge, sell a “Fusion Pass” which puts them into the Powder Alliance, with 3 days free access at: Angel Fire, NM, Bogus Basin, ID. Castle Mt. AB. China Peak, CA. Dodge Ridge, CA. Eaglecrest, AK. Loveland, CO. Mission Ridge, WA. Mountain High, CA. Sierra @ Tahoe, CA. Silver Mt. Idaho, Marmot Basin, AB. White Pass, WA. & Kiroro in Japan.

Mtn stats



Base Elevation: 3,650ft

Peak Elevation: 5,027ft

Vertical Drop: 1,377ft

Skiable Acreage: 960

Annual Snowfall: 300″

Number of Trails: 69


Terrain Stats



Beginner Terrain: 16%

Intermediate Terrain: 10%

Advanced  Terrain: 61%

Expert Terrain: 13%

Av. Opening Date: Mid Dec

Av. Closing Date: Early Apr


Chair Lifts



Low Speed Doubles: 4

Low Speed Triples: 0

Low Speed Quads: 0

High Speed Quads: 0

High Speed 6 Packs: 0

High Speed 8 Packs: 0


Other Lifts



Rope Tows: 2

Magic Carpets: 3

T-Bar / Pomas: 1

Gondolas / Trams: 0

Chondolas: 0

Snow Cats: 0




Old school double chairlifts servicing 960 skiable acres.

  • Snow Making
  • Night Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Nordic Trails
  • Backcountry Gates
  • Uphill Traffic Allowed



Advanced terrain!

  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Snowboarding Allowed
  • Small Terrain Park
  • Big Terrain Park



Runs open for Night Skiing!

  • Slopeside Lodging
  • Free Parking
  • RV Camping Allowed
  • Wifi Available
  • Cell Service
  • Pass Reciprocation

This chart represents the amount of 

Beginner Runs


Intermediate Runs


Advanced Runs


Expert Runs


Ski trail logos

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SNow life ratings system.

Below is a series of ratings for this ski resort that is based upon the opinion of skiers and snowboarders directly associated with the Snow Life network of web pages. These ratings are based on personal experience from us actually going there and shredding it up. If an NR appears instead of the rating, it means we haven’t shred there yet, but rest assured, it’s on the list!!! Ratings are from 1-10, with 1 being poor, and 10 being the best.

sl rating:   7.8




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Glades / Tree skiing


Views / Scenery

An absolute Must visit is skibowl’s midmount “warming Hut”. A throwback to old world skiing, the warming hut greats patrons with a stoked fireplace, full bar with german & Czech beers on tap, and even an honorary Lodge cat, who loves attention from thirsty skiers and boarders.

*Insider Tip*

Resort hours and location

Below are the operating hours for the lift system during the Winter Season according to this ski resort.


87000 US-26, Government Camp, OR. 97028

Mon-Fri: 3pm – 10pm

Saturday: 9am – 11pm & Sunday: 9am-10pm

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