Summit Ski Area, Government Camp

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#8 of 8 in Winter Sports in Oregon
Summit Ski Area is a small ski park located on Mount Hood, alongside the Mount Hood Highway (U.S. Route 26) in Government Camp, Oregon. Built in 1927, it is the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Summit also offers innertubing and Nordic trails. The resort has a chairlift called "Homestead Lift" and a rope tow. NOTE: Their web site currently states that they no longer have a rope tow (March 2010).
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  • Conditions and weather was terrific for June 21st. One of the highlights of our trip. Can't wait to return.  more »
  • I visited Mt. Hood on May 24 and May 26 and people were still skiing. It was amazing for this Floridian to still see snow that late in the spring. Wish I had had time to ski. However, if you want to s...  more »
  • We took my father who hadn't been skiing in 20 years and didn't want to attempt something bigger. One chair lift and about 4 runs, so perfect for learning and practicing. We only spent about 2 1/2 hou...  more »
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  • Keep in mind, they only operate their ski lift Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Very fun place to learn to ski or get back into skiing. Lots of room, never crowded, great rental and lift rates, and a good tiny ski house to order basic food fixings too. If you want to learn to ski and have a low stress time, this is the place.
  • A small ski area with 1 lift, 1 green rout, 1 blue rout, a learning area and tube sliding area. It's really good for kids or beginners to learn and practice. Not crowded even on MLJ long weekend. All day lift is $30, and 1-4pm $25. As a beginner, I definitely enjoyed skiing there.
  • Always a favorite road trip stop! Perfect to stretch your legs, use the bathroom, get a snack or drink, walk the dog..... Been here many times! Also fun mountain play :)
  • The best place to learn to ski or board. It's really cheap and the staff is friendly, especially to beginners. The lift is a bit slow and the food isn't great, but for $10 on fridays (check their site, $10 friday is a promotion) its really good for families.
  • Went on Christmas day, very few people on the slopes. Great for beginners. Has wide gentle slopes. Friendly staff. Rentals are available, lift tickets are reasonably priced.

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