Snow Sports

Ski, board, or snowshoe. Whether you’re a cross-country skier, snowshoer, snowboarder or alpine skier, the snowsport season in Hood River County meets all your needs. Below find information about organizations that will hook you up with gear and information about places to play in the snow.

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Your Winter Basecamp

With Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams just minutes away — and countless après ski restaurants, bars and accommodations — Hood River is the perfect basecamp for winter adventures of all kinds. After an awesome day on the slopes, or sledding of snow shoeing on the mountain, you can refuel at one of Hood River’s great brewpubs or restaurants, and then spend the night at one of the area’s cozy accommodations.

  • Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Meadows is only 30 miles from Hood River, OR and offers some of the best terrain in the country. You can downhill ski, board, cross-country ski or snowshoe.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort This resort just south of Hood River offers affordable downhill skiing and nordic tracks, boarding, and tubing for families. Check out the site for locations, conditions, and more.
  • Mt. Hood National Forest Hood River Ranger District All of the USFS trails, sno-parks, and other winter recreation areas are outlined here. Choose from cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding. Be sure to select the Hood River Ranger District for a list of trails designated by sport.
  • Mt. Hood Info This site offers links to information sno-parks, sno-park areas, and sno-park conditions, as well as information about the types of activities allowed. Look for info on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
  • Mt. Adams Winter Recreation Just across the Columbia River from Hood river lies the Mt. Adams wilderness area. Here you’ll learn about all ways to play there and where to go for more information.