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Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Parkdale

Categories: Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Mount Hood Meadows is one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. state of Oregon and the largest ski resort near Mount Hood. It is located about 67 miles (108 km) east of Portland, and 35 miles (56 km) from Hood River along Oregon Route 35. It has both Alpine and Nordic ski areas and offers night skiing, lessons and equipment rentals. There are no overnight accommodations at Mount Hood Meadows itself, but a number of hotels and motels nearby offer shuttle services to the resort.Alpine terrainChairliftsTrails 87 trails 2150acres skiable 15% green (beginner) 50% blue (intermediate) 20% black diamond (advanced) 15% double-black diamond (expert)Elevation Lowest point: 4523ft Main lodge: 5366ft Highest point : 7300ft Highest point : 9000ftNordic terrainTrails 9miHistoryIn 1964, Mount Hood National Forest announced that a feasibility study was underway for a new ski area on the east side of Mount Hood. A group of Hood River businessmen, incorporated as Hood River Meadows, Inc., had raised $3,500 to finance the study. The group included Jack L. Baldwin of Cooper Spur Ski Area, L. R. Steeves, Dr. J. Allan Henderson, and Roland B. Leavens, among others.
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  • My wife and I came to Mount Hood Meadows for a summer Hiking Photography Workshop. After a short introduction, the class rode the Stadium Express to the top and then explored along the Timberline Trai...  read more »
  • Visited there in march. we got spring season passes which made the skiing very economical. We were lucky: we got 24" of fresh snow on our first day. The mountain offers terrain for every skill level, ...  read more »
  • My wife and I had a great time exploring the different runs. They had plenty of runs for us to get lost even on a day when the weather wasn't cooperating. A handful of the runs were shut down, but the...  read more »
  • Place is nice and food are fine... we are there for the view anyway, winter wonderland, kids love to play there and I just watch... renting stuff is a bit expensive for the whole family. Good place, kids love it and I prefer to stay warm with the foods, fairly clean.
  • Our family had a BLAST! We went up mid-week and we're able to park in the second row. We had done our research previously and had three kids in snowboarding lessons and one in day care. We arrived early and everything was extremely stress free. I really enjoyed the terrain(even though most the mountain was closed.) My wife said she would be willing to drive the 3.5 hours to come back instead of going to our local mountain which is an hour away. The school was good and the instructors did a great job with our kids even though the 4 year old was totally off the wall that day. WE WILL BE BACK WITH FRIENDS!
  • In love with this place. Awesome trails and best all levels of ski/snowboard parks, plus spectacular views.
  • I Loved the ski resort. I have been to a lot of places all over Europe and America and I must say i was very impressed. The service and the daycare was awesome, Excellent:) Im definitely going back and cant wait till next time. :)
  • If you have celiac disease or have a gluten sensitivity it is not safe to eat at Mount Hood Meadows​. Even worse, the staff there is not properly trained on food allergies. Yesterday I ordered Deviled Eggs at the Alpenstube Restaurant. They were marked gluten free on the menu and when I ordered them I specifically requested that they be gluten free. They arrived and had what looked to be a hazelnut crumble on top, which is what the menu said. I began to eat and then realized that there were bread crumbs mixed in with the hazelnuts. Because gluten makes me very sick (migraines, neck pain, panic attacks, anxiety, fatigue, and digestive problems) I was very worried. I asked my waiter to check with the chef to make sure the dish was gluten free. The waiter returned saying, yes they are gluten free and walked away. I was still worried. I asked a second waiter to check with the chef. She took my plate from the table, came back and said "Yes, they are gluten free. You are all good." Everyone at my table agreed there was bread on the plate. I asked the waiter again to check with the chef. THIS WAS THE THIRD TIME not counting the original order and the fact it was marked gluten free on the menu. Finally, he admitted there was bread on the dish. I am furious that a restaurant could be so careless and cavalier about food allergies. The food and beverage manager left us waiting for a half hour before speaking to us. The general manager has not returned our calls. This was handled atrociously. Were the waitstaff too lazy to to go and ask the chef? Or worse did they realize they made a mistake and try to deny it to cover it up and think I wouldn't notice? This is a very serious matter and I'm deeply disappointed. If you have food allergies it is not safe to eat at Mount Hood Meadows.
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