Your Winter Basecamp:
With world-class ski resorts, miles of groomed Nordic trails just 45 minutes away and countless après ski restaurants, bars and accommodations, Hood River is the perfect basecamp for winter adventures of all kinds.
Not only is Highway 35 a less congested way to get to and from Mt. Hood Meadows and other ski areas, but we have several other ways that we take the hassle out of snow sports, letting you focus instead on all the fun:
Get your Mt. Hood Meadows lift tickets at participating hotels:
Skip the lines and rent your ski gear in town at Doug’s Sports.
Let someone else do the driving up the mountain! Hood Meadows offers a free shuttle service between Hood River and the ski resort. Skiers and boarders can sit back and relax on their way up and down the mountain on the weekends. The shuttle operates four daily round trips on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February, as well as Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents’ Day holidays. It leaves from the Hood River Event Site, located along the waterfront.
Après-ski, head back down Highway 35 to Hood River to:
Need a down day? Go wine tasting, museum hopping, or shopping in historic downtown Hood River.
- 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.
- Teacup Lake Nordic is dedicated to cross-country skiing that’s fun!