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Mt. Hood, OR
Mount Hood, elevation 11,249 feet, is an inverted catch basin for Pacific storms trying to cruise over the Cascades. It offers four different ski areas around its base, but among these the east-facing Mt. Hood Meadows is the finest. It's one of those rare resorts that skiers from elsewhere ...
There are few places in the world that offer 360-degree skiing around a steep volcanic peak—Mount Bachelor is one of them. Down the front of the mountain are wide bowls and tree-bordered trails, around the back are vast open snowfields. Above the tree line (up to 9,000 feet), are chutes, ...
Timberline Lodge, OR
Mt. Hood's Timberline was the first ski area on the continent to offer lift-served summer skiing, and more than 50,000 skiers a season now take advantage of this novelty. There's nothing in the ski world to match a ride up the Magic Mile Super Express over the Palmer Snowfield. Palmer is ...
North Powder, OR
Few ski areas guarantee powder, but they aren't Anthony Lakes. Located in eastern Oregon, 19 miles west of the town of North Powder at the northern tip of the Blue Mountain's Elkhorn Ridge, Anthony Lakes is a small, "purists" playground. Sure, some slopes are groomed, but locals know that they ...
Mount Hood, OR
If Norman Rockwell had lived in Oregon, he'd have painted the panoramic view of skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the big open bowl that funnels down to the rustic Cooper Spur ski lodge. Nestled into the northeastern slopes of Mount Hood, Cooper Spur Ski Area is synonymous with affordable ...
The small mountain in the heart of the Cascade Range might not look very intimidating in the summer months, but it offers surprisingly good skiing and boarding when blanketed with snow. Situated near the top of Santiam Pass, with spectacular views of the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Three ...
A money-back guarantee on skiing or boarding? That's the deal at Mount Ashland Ski Area. If after 45 minutes you're not completely satisfied, you get a full-refund voucher to use another day. Not that there are many days that aren't worth the price of a lift ticket. Mount Ashland proves that ...
Government Camp, OR
When it comes to powder and steeps, Skibowl courts the connoisseur on both counts. During the day, Skibowl, the closest resort to Portland, offers the most challenging lift-accessed terrain on Mount Hood. While the wide-open slopes and narrow chutes of the Upper Bowl are winch-cat groomed, the ...
Willamette Pass is all about fun. Don't worry if you don't own the latest in fashionable ski outfits. And don't expect a lot of ski egos and wanna-be Olympic racers. Willamette Pass is a great mom-and-pop area, less than an hour-and-a-half drive from Bend. While Willamette Pass prides itself on ...