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87000 East Hwy 26
Government Camp, OR 97028
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Overview by Nancy Prichard Bouchard

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 resort includes 300 acres of steep, deep ungroomed outback skiing of the kind that's generally reserved for snowcat and helicopter service. In addition to great day-skiing for everyone from novices to experts, Skibowl really comes into its own after sunset. Think star-filled skies, fresh powder, and no crowds. With 34 beautifully maintained night-lit runs, Skibowl is the largest night-lit resort in the U.S. Skiers have the option of the "night shift" from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights). There are no lift lines at night, and the sparkling lights on the white snow give the resort a festive, holiday feel all season long. Skibowl also does a good job accommodating non-skiers with terrain and snow-tubing parks.

Skibowl is one of the oldest operating ski resorts in the country. Originally two separate areas, Multorpor (an acronym combining letters from Multnomah County, Portland, and Oregon) became home to the legendary "Jump Hill" in 1928. Skibowl opened with a rope tow on the huge, wide-open bowls of Mt. Hood's southern slopes in 1937, and if you rode the tow while lugging a gallon of gas, you skied free. The two areas merged in 1964, with the present owner, Kirk Hanna, buying the resort in 1987. Since then, the area has been completely rebuilt, with new chairlifts, including the highest chairlift span in the U.S. In 2005, the historic Warming Hut

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Average Snowfall
300 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1500 feet
20% beginner, 20% intermediate, 60% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Late November to mid-April
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Closest Airport

Weather for Mount Hood Skibowl

Current Conditions:
Fair, -2 F
Fri - Mostly Clear. High: 26 Low: 11
Sat - Sunny. High: 30 Low: 15
Sun - Sunny. High: 35 Low: 19
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 39 Low: 24
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 40 Low: 31

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Last Updated: April 16 2014 01:30 PM

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