Cooper Spur Mountain Ski Resort  

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Address

11000 Cloud Cap Road
Mount Hood, OR 97041
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Overview by Nancy Prichard Bouchard

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 family fun. In operation since 1927, the resort has plenty of historic charm. Like many Oregon ski areas, it originated as a destination ski-jump hill for visitors from Portland and Salem. The name comes from a prominent rock ridge that looms over the Elliot Glacier—the Spur is one of the most notorious routes to the summit of Mount Hood. Although now owned by the same partnership that runs nearby Mount Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur still manages to keep the low-key, family-operated atmosphere that's kept this small area a local favorite for more than 80 years. There's only one chair lift and a single rope tow, but due to its protected position in a big bowl surrounded by ridges and forests, there's plenty of snow, with less wind and rain than the bigger resorts in the area. When the weather is bad on the other side of the mountain, chances are Cooper Spur will be bathed in a pocket of sunshine. The resort also offers night skiing on Friday and Saturday, with the entire bowl and tubing hill illuminated until 9 p.m.

Where Cooper Spur really shines is as a place to learn to ski or snowboard. The instructional staff has a reputation for having some of the best teachers on Mount Hood. There's a steady pool of ultra-experienced staff drawn from the summer-sports capital, Hood River, just a half-hour's drive to the north. Add to that $20 lessons, and Cooper becomes a

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Price
$?
Average Snowfall
100 Inches
Skiable Acreage
50
Vertical Drop
350 feet
Terrain:
40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% expert
Number of Runs
10
Number of Lifts
2
Season
December through April
Related Resources
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Weather for Cooper Spur Mountain

Current Conditions:
Fair, 80 F
Forecast:
Fri - Clear. High: 78 Low: 53
Sat - Sunny. High: 84 Low: 56
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 89 Low: 61
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 93 Low: 63
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 95 Low: 66


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Last Updated: March 16 2014 03:31 PM


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