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Highway 20, Box 20
Sisters, OR 97759
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Overview by Nancy Prichard Bouchard

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 Finger Jack, Hoodoo is a small resort, with five lifts and 9.8 miles of Nordic trails. There are also two tow ropes and one carousel, making the area ideal for learning how to ski and snowboard. Lessons are very competitively priced, with small classes and a good rental program for both youth and adults. In fact, few resorts are so well adapted for novices. More than half of the runs are beginner and intermediate. The advanced runs tend to be short but offer great tree skiing and mogul fields.

When the snow is good at Hoodoo, the skiing and boarding can be really fun. While the summit is only at 5,703 feet, this part of the Cascades generally has snow from December through April. January through March are the best months to ski Hoodoo. Although most of the runs are on the north side of the mountain, warm weather can make for wet conditions. The runs are well-designed, so that novices aren't intimidated by fast-moving experts. The Manzanita Lift accesses wide-open, low-angled slopes, ideal for beginners. Hoodoo really shows its strength when it comes to intermediate runs. The summit of many areas can be scary for beginners and intermediates. But Hoodoo's Green Chair, which reaches the top of the mountain, provides access to easy, fun runs like Art's Alley, Impossible Dream, and Over Easy. More advanced skiers and boarders will want to head to the Hodog Chair, for the

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Average Snowfall
350 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1035 feet
30% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to April
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Closest Airport

Weather for Hoodoo Ski Area

Current Conditions:
Fair, 54 F
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 77 Low: 46
Wed - Cloudy. High: 74 Low: 47
Thu - Cloudy. High: 80 Low: 48
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 82 Low: 51
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 75 Low: 46

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Last Updated: November 24 2014 06:50 PM

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