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Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Parkdale

(4.1/5 based on 50+ 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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  • Plenty of snow, plenty of powder, and plenty of challenging skiing, with enough blacks and double blacks with steep tree skiing in the powder. Snowed all day for us, keeping the powder fresh. But the ...  more »
  • This is my second time to Mt Hood Meadows. The wind can pick up here near the southwest end but otherwise, it makes for great skiing! We got there right at opening so the parking lot was getting a lit...  more »
  • My family (wife, 21 year old snowboarding son, 10 year old skiing son, 9 year old skiing daughter) and I visited here over the new year break. Unfortunately it was a bit too windy to try out the far l...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Decent ski resort, and many fun routes, but always crowded. Lots of crazy kids come here, so watch your back, coming down the slopes. Everytime I ski here, someone runs into me from behind. Also, they often have problems with their pass readers...
  • In love with this place. Awesome trails and best all levels of ski/snowboard parks, plus spectacular views.
  • I have a food sensitivity issue with many things, I am very aware of which food has which ingredients, which people should know about. If you are going to complain about having gluten in your meal look at what it is, hamburgers(I wonder if it has gluten), no it has wheat, as in gluten. All of the skiing is amazing