Mt Hood Meadows

P.O. Box 470, Mt. Hood , OR (Driving Directions to Mt Hood Meadows)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 2:25 AM

Mt Hood Meadows Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

A ski resort in the Mt. Hood area near Portland, Oregon, Mt. Hood Meadows has 12 ski lifts, 87 trails and 2,150 acres. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find cruisers all around the mountain. Experts will find a lot of backcountry in-bounds with cliffs, canyons, and bowls. A superpipe and couple terrain parks are on the lower shelves, along with ... most of the easy gentle slopes. Mt. Hood Meadows offers night skiing, grooming, slope-side dining, ski and snowboard rental, and lessons. Meadows has the most advanced terrain in the Mt. Hood region, and a huge variety of ski area terrain types. Read more

Mt Hood Meadows Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mt Hood Meadows Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 12

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 87

Weekend Hours


Mt Hood Meadows Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

5,366 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,777 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

9,000 ft

Mt Hood Meadows Ski Pictures and Photos

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Mt Hood Meadows Reviews & Tips (23)

Get there early on weekend days, or you'll have to take the "old school bus" shuttle from the overflow parking lot. If you have an old ticket, you can reload it online which I will definitely do next time because ticket line moved slow as molasses to redeem online vouchers. Otherwise really fun mountain. We also did night skiing on Friday night and it was great. Barely any ppl, no lines and a surprisingly large area is lit up (check the trail map).
Mt Hood Meadows review written Mar 14 2016 - 05:09 PM
Kat Intermediate Skier
Get there early if you go on the weekends when conditions are good because it gets crowded. Be there around 8am or just go later and get a half day ticket. If you go between 10am - noon you are just going to be looking for parking and taking shuttles for a long time. Traffic leaving at 4pm is slow on 26 going back to Government Camp. 35 through Hood River is usually less crowded but adds some miles to get back to Portland.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Feb 01 2016 - 07:27 PM
John F Intermediate Skier
Snowshoeing. Pick up a map at the Main desk. The Red trail begins just below the dynamite shack. The Pink and Green plastic ribbons are hard to see, the snow is almost up to them. Look for previous tracks in the snow. Wonderful quiet walk through the meadows and trees. Only difficulty is that the way back is up hill. A muscle burner when breaking trail most of the way. But worth it. Use extreme caution when crossing the bridge at the falls. For a relaxing picture, video the falls in slow motion, Minimum 10 seconds. Enjoy
Mt Hood Meadows review written Jan 15 2016 - 06:56 PM
Snowshoe Guy Intermediate Skier
Awesome, snow falling for most of the night before and the day of. Granted late in the season, a great time at Mt. Hood!
Mt Hood Meadows review written Mar 30 2015 - 04:08 PM
George Advanced Skier
Take earplugs if you van danchi in the RV parking lot. Even with totally bare pavement we heard plows, cats and loaders working ALL NIGHT long. At least we were rewarded with a blue-bird sky day of riding. The groomed runs were fine, but with so little snow that is all that was available.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Feb 19 2015 - 07:08 AM
Joel Advanced Skier
Overall trips to meadows have been good. Not Colorado good but fun. The weather likes to play tricks on them but its usually rideable. I have gone a few times where off groom was basically unrideable due to seriously icy conditions. Ive also been when it was a snowing like mad and powder everywhere. Both in peak season times but different seasons.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Feb 09 2015 - 08:29 PM
Phill Advanced Snowboarder
Do not rent from Mt Hood Meadows. Worst rental experience ever. It was strange and expensive for junk gear.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Feb 01 2015 - 10:04 AM
Dan k Advanced Skier
On weekdays the outdoor ticket booth is closed. To redeem your pass, mobile or printed, you have to go inside at the basement level to customer service nearby the ski shop.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Jan 19 2015 - 02:13 PM
Sally Advanced Skier
Unless Heather Canyon is open, don't bother getting the pass. Line for getting the ticket was 1 hr. Could not get the parking in the main area. Line for equipment rental (for some of my friends) was 2 hr long. All together - in order to get the value out of this - arrive at 8 am to avoid lines, families with kids, grandma vans and beginner skiers. Lift lines were ok (not longer than 5-10 mins) All in all - wait for spring time, and for the whole mountain to open. Cheers.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Jan 04 2015 - 03:26 PM
Boris Advanced Skier
We spent two days skiing in brilliant sunshine and good snow conditions all considered. The crowd was large and a good tip would be bring your ski equipment or rent in town, as the lines at the Meadows rental were long and slow. 1085
Mt Hood Meadows review written Jan 02 2015 - 08:36 AM
Bergenser Intermediate Skier
Check the road conditions On OR RoadCheck on Rt. 26 before heading out - chains are needed when it snows or have real snow tires not M & S truck tires. One day was great out of 3 - weather was such an issue - on our 3rd of 5 days we got iced on the lift and the snow was well, just ice - guess I'll stay in powdery Idaho!
Mt Hood Meadows review written Dec 30 2014 - 02:20 PM
Sue Intermediate Skier
Great snow and a great deal. I stayed at the Collins Lake Lodges and they had some discounted tickets at the front desk BUT nothing beats my deal here at Liftopia. Would definitely go there again and do the heather Canyon (alas it became too windy and snowy during the afternoon)
Mt Hood Meadows review written Apr 03 2014 - 08:01 PM
Harsimran Intermediate Skier
Great mountain, very laid-back and easy going. As some other reviewers stated, be prepared for all kinds of weather. I was there on three absolutely beautiful blue-bird days, however you can see the snow/rain squalls cascading from the peak into the canyons directly adjacent to the trails. Any venture into Heather and/or Clark needs to be timed right and you need to be prepared for varied snow conditions. No lines at the lifts (mid-week visit though), on-piste terrain seems to be adequate for various skill levels (ie: it's hard to get bored), and I'd definitely go again! Stay at the Best Western in Gov't Camp... beautiful rooms and included breakfast.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Mar 23 2014 - 07:16 PM
EH Advanced Skier
A very nice mountain with a wide variety of terrain. But, the weather is very sketchy, go prepared for everything from heavy snow with high winds, to rain, to sunny spring skiing conditions.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Mar 08 2014 - 09:52 PM
Joe Advanced Skier
Had a great time on the slopes. I have my own equipment but my boots are terrible so I planned on renting when I got there. Only boot rental was $30 while boots and a board are $35. This kind of treatment of customers is inexcusable. Of course I payed the money because i wasn't going to waste my lift ticket. Strongly recommend renting elsewhere so that you are not ripped off like me. Also, their seating area was total chaos and there were not enough tables or seating for the number of people there on a very normal Sunday. I would go again but I will never rent from them EVER again.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Mar 05 2014 - 12:03 PM
Kenny R. Intermediate Snowboarder
Our presidents day weekend trip to meadows started off on a bad note but ended great. Saturday started with fresh wet snow in the morning, but changed to rain around midday. Sunday and Monday offered fresh snow both days, with nearly a foot of powder on Monday. Awesome trip in all. Meadows has the best terrain on Mt. Hood, hands down. tip: For a busy weekend, make sure to get there early or parking may be an issue. The lots tend to fill up rather quickly.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Feb 18 2014 - 11:49 AM
Nathan Advanced Snowboarder
The best place on Mt. Hood. I have skied at Timberline also, and there is no comparison. Meadows has the most terrain, and the best and steepest also. Timberline is known as Timberflats, and that is an accurate depiction.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Jan 22 2014 - 08:40 PM
Nathan Hartson Intermediate Skier
Snow had not fallen for quite some time, so icy spots and slush were the conditions of the slopes - not much you can do when you are in Oregon for Holiday Vacation, but have fun with it. Lift tickets are a Radio Frequency Device that has a bunch of personal info that should be entered when ordering them on line, rather than standing at the ticket window - this took 30 minutes for the eight of us, not a fast start to the day. Then some of us rented equipment - advised at that point that lift tickets could have shared info that was input again at the rental shop. Staff at the mountain was extremely friendly and helpful everywhere we went, from lift ops, bar tenders, rental shop, and free cookies on the stairs of the lodge. Night skiing was lees crowded and snow got a little better too.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Dec 30 2013 - 07:23 AM
David S. Intermediate Skier
Even for the extra drive it's by far the best terrain on Mt Hood...since I don't work I got a midweek pass to avoid the weekend crowds...great for retired people. Get to go with one of my best friends who is also retired. They can't build on site lodging because of the federal forest laws just like Mt. Bachelor...
Mt Hood Meadows review written Oct 31 2013 - 11:53 AM
Zori Cohen Advanced Skier
I lived here for 4 seasons. Amazing powder tree runs!! Can't wait to get back <3
Mt Hood Meadows review written Oct 16 2013 - 10:02 AM
Adrienne M Advanced Snowboarder
I've been skiing on Mt Hood for 18+ years, and for the resorts available on the mountain, Meadows gives you the most territory for your buck. You drive past SkiBowl and Timberline on the way there, so if you don't want to drive another 20 minutes (in non-icy conditions, more in bad weather), I don't recommend Meadows. I've never had a problem with staff- they've always been friendly. A few of the ski instructors are really good friends of mine and they're phenomenal teachers. My mum is a beginner skiier and she loves the terrain at Meadows. My dad and I (advanced skiiers) have a great time tackling the black diamonds and exploring the "summit."
Mt Hood Meadows review written Dec 31 2012 - 12:46 AM
Liz K Advanced Skier
I agree with Mike. Meadows thinks it's a destination resort so they can charge destination resort prices. They have no slope side accommodations and the closest large hotel is 45 minutes away in Hood River. I can't believe someone outside the Northwest would choose to ski Meadows over going to Colorado, Utah, or California.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Nov 05 2012 - 12:43 PM
Tom Weis Advanced Snowboarder
The Mt. is great for the Cascades but the administration staff is very poor. They have no real competition in the Portland metro area and it shows.
Mt Hood Meadows review written Nov 09 2011 - 10:47 PM
Mike Hughes Advanced Skier

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