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Ski USA - Oregon

Mt Hood Ski Bowl Ski Resort Guide

Mt Hood Ski Bowl Ski Resort Guide

Sunset View of the largest Night Ski area in the US, Mt Hood Ski Bowl photo

Mt Hood Ski Bowl

Photo credit: Marion Griffith

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Mt Hood Ski Bowl

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Mt.Hood, Mt Hood Ski Bowl photo

Mt Hood Ski Bowl

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 26 Feb

  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper): 0 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 0 cm
  • Piste:
  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (1316 m)

light snow
20 W20
2 °C F-Level
light rain
15 W15
2 °C F-Level
heavy snow
10 SW10
2 °C F-Level

Mt Hood Ski Bowl, in the United States (Oregon State), is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (4 chair lifts, 5 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 457 metres (1500 feet) of vertical descent. Mt Hood Ski Bowl has 1236 acres of terrain over 64 trails (34 trails are lit for night skiing and Skibowl is America's largest night ski area). Mt Hood Ski Bowl is evenly suited for both advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders but with some terrain for beginners. There are 70 kilometers (44 miles) of cross-country ski trails at Mt Hood Ski Bowl. For snowboarders, there are three terrain parks that are fully lit at night. The nearest airport is at Portland. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Mt Hood Ski Bowl.

Resorts close to Mt Hood Ski Bowl include: Timberline (6 km), Mt Hood Meadows (9 km), Cooper Spur (18 km), Hoodoo Ski Area (99 km), Mt Bachelor (147 km),

Mt Hood Ski Bowl Location Maps

Mt Hood Ski Bowl Location Map

All Mt Hood Ski Bowl Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 82
  • Beginner: 20%
  • Intermediate: 40%
  • Advanced: 40%
  • Cross-country: 70 km
  • Snowmaking: -
  • Acres of ski: 1236
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 4
  • Bars: 1
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 457 m


  • Draglifts: 5
  • Chairlifts: 4
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


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Information supplied 4 Jan 2010

Visitor Reviews of Mt Hood Ski Bowl

Best on Hood! from United States writes:

All of Hood lives and dies by its maritime snow levels. If snow levels are high, all that precipitation can come down as rain. Being the lowest of the thee largest resorts on Hood, SkiBowl is the most susceptible to bad weather. But where it lacks in altitude, it more than makes up in attitude and terrain. While some other mountains often feel like a crowded zoo of rude wanna-bes shoving in lines competing for turns, laid back, relaxed, friendly local vibes run deep at the Bowl. Upper Bowl offers the best most accessible advanced terrain and cliffs on Hood. At just under 1/2 the size of Meadows (with twice the night skiing acreage) and way less than 1/2 the crowd...SkiBowl is easily the place to go on a weekend pow day when the outback is open...and is unquestionably the best night skiing. Short (nonexistent) Upper Bowl lift lines and steep vert more than make up for the antique two seater lifts... You can easily find yourself lapping 750 ft of double black terrain and approachable cliffs in 3 feet of fresh doing 6 min laps...no lines...just cheers from the lift from the other ten or fifteen people who were smart enough.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Mt Hood Ski Bowl

city forecasts
Gresham, United States 56 km
Oregon City, United States 66 km
West Linn, United States 66 km
Lake Oswego, United States 72 km
Portland, United States 75 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Mt Hood Ski Bowl

surf forecast
Barview Jetty, United States 173 km
Cape Lookout, United States 173 km
Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda, United States 173 km
Pacific City-Gas Chambers, United States 173 km
Rockaway, United States 173 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Mt Hood Ski Bowl

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Mt Hood Ski Bowl

mountain forecasts
Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, United States 2 km
Zigzag Mountain, United States 7 km
Mount Hood, United States 10 km
Mount Mitchell (Oregon), United States 27 km
Larch Mountain (Multnomah County, Oregon), United States 36 km