Summit Ski Area, Government Camp

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Summit Ski Area, established in 1927, is the second oldest continuous operating ski area in the United States, and the first ski area established on Mt. Hood. Since 1927, Summit has continued to provide a safe, family oriented area that is easy to get to and, best of all, extremely affordable. The base elevation of Summit is located at 4,000 feet and has 306 feet of vertical lift for skiing. The Winter Sports Facility, as it was referred to many years ago, was developed in Government Camp as a result of a massive search and rescue effort for lost skiers during a storm during New Year’s week in 1926. Summit Ski Area also operates the Snow Bunny snow play / tubing area which is 2 miles East of Summit Ski Area.
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  • Awesome choices from here for noric skiing and snowshoeing. The paths are very clearly marked and trails are easy to follow. If you go on the national park site there are also trail maps for the whole...  more »
  • This place was tons of fun even at the end of season. The staff was so helpful explaining all the snow parks and how they worked, helping us determine the best thing to do during our stay. It was a gr...  more »
  • We have been skiing here with out family for 2 years (kids age 9, 8, and 5) now and we all love it!!! Uncrowded. Very friendly and helpful staff, good food at reasonable prices at the grill, tasty hot...  more »
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  • Stopped on the way home from camping for a quick bite to eat at 10am. Best breakfast sandwich ever! Seriously the bomb. The view of Hood in the background with a hot cup of Joe. 5 stars. Awesome customer service. No complaints.
  • Everything you could want for a place to learn - a slice of heaven for me and my six year old. If you’re looking for the Vail / Aspen experience you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for an old school ski lodge and a fun simple hill full of laughter and families...you’re in luck, and your walker is too. Good terrain variation that has helped my kid develop. For $35 we both ski. Awesome. Be sure to hit Mt Hood Brewing on the way down for great food and drinks.
  • It's cozy. Sip your coffee/cocoa/tea between skiing or tubing. There is a grill with basic eats. The restrooms are located in another building, a short walk along the parking lot. It is a little old, a little musty.
  • Great place for the kiddos to learn how to ski. They have instructors that are very helpful. One so I lift so be prepared for a slow ride up bit it's perfect for kids or people who are trying to learn.
  • This place is awesome to learn to ski or snowboard. It is cheap, the staff is very friendly, and it always have parking available. It is a small place so not good for experienced skiers, they would get bored very fast, but for beginners or people who is ready to try skiing or snowboarding it is ideal. Their renting gear is very old and not in the best conditions.
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