Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Skiing

A MOUNTAIN MAN'S BUCKET LIST
04/27/2017 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Some goals in life leave me restless until they are crossed off my bucket list, no matter how many attempts or years it takes me to accomplish it. Mt. Hood was one of those.Five years ago, while sitting at my computer in Utah looking through pictures of mountains to climb, I came across a photo of a rim-ice-encrusted rock monolith that pierced the sky like a giant dagger on a mountain side. That was when I discovered the formation called Illumination Rock, located on the escarpments of Mt. Hood, Oregons tallest mountain at 11,250 feet.Years passed, life got in the way, but Mt. Hood remained at the back of my mind. In 2016 my work as a photographer moved me...  Read More
TROUTDALE: YOUR BASE CAMP TO ADVENTURE
02/01/2017 | Lodging, Recreation, Skiing, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Troutdale, Oregon is not only the Gateway to the Gorge but is also a convenient base camp for all your favorite winter activities up on the mountain. From snowshoeing to skiing, snow biking to tubing, it is all just a 1-hour drive away. In Troutdale, and throughout the rest of the West Columbia Gorge area, you can stock up on snow activity supplies, head up for a day on the mountain, then come back down to relax for a night's stay along the majestic Columbia River. Not sure which adventure to tackle first on Mt. Hood Check out Troutdale's local adventure tour operator, Rare Earth Adventures. In addition to leading waterfall hikes in The Gorge, during the winter they...  Read More
TOP 5 WINTER EVENTS AT MT. HOOD SKIBOWL
01/05/2017 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
You'll never have more fun skiing than you will with the folks at Mt. Hood Skibowl. They take winter sports to the next level by adding costumes, music, and discounts. Here is a list of our Top 5 favorite winter events happening at Skibowl this year: 80s Night - Unpack your neon, dust off your leg warmers, and crimp your hair. We are headed back to the 80s up on the mountain on February 17, 2017. You will rock out to rad 80s jams as you shred the slopes all night long. Show up in your sweetest 80s gear to receive a discount on ski and cosmic tubing passes. Ladies Night - There are so many things to love...  Read More
TOP 5 NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS - HOOD RIVER STYLE
01/05/2017 | Hood River, Recreation, Skiing, Waterfalls, Waterplay, Winery
It is now 2017, which only means one thing: time to set some New Years' resolutions for yourself. What better way to make you plans for the year than apply them to visits to Hood River. Here are our top 5 recommended Hood River resolution ideas to get you started: Hike to at least 25 waterfalls. The Columbia River Gorge has the greatest concentration of waterfalls in North America. Commonly referred to as Waterfall Alley, there are over 77 waterfalls to check out from a number of beautiful hiking trails. Be sure to put these on your list: Wahclella Falls, Tunnel Falls along Eagle Creek and Dry Creek Falls.Learn to ski. Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur Mountain Resort are...  Read More
WINTER HAS ARRIVED ON MT. HOOD
12/01/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
The snow has arrived and on Mt. Hood are officially open. With the new season comes exciting new updates for visitors to enjoy.Mt. Hood Skibowls Winter Snow Tube and Adventure Park just got bigger! A newly added tube conveyor belt means double the fun and half the lines for both day and Cosmic Tubing. Not only that, Cosmic Tubing will now be open an extra day each weekend. Slide the lanes under the neon lights to rocking music three nights a week, from Friday to Sunday. Not sure you can trust your weather app New webcams are in place around Timberline Lodge and Ski Area so guests can access real-time weather conditions and decide whether or not they...  Read More
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN HOOD RIVER
11/28/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River, Shopping, Skiing
'Tis the season for relaxing with family and friends, playing in the snow, and taking time to recharge and Hood River is the ideal place for all three. Here are 5 great ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hood River this year. 1. Stress-Free ShoppingThroughout the month, local businesses, artists, chefs and other local makers will host holiday open houses, special events and sales. For an up-to-date list of holiday shopping events, visit HoodRiver.org. 2. Hood River Holidays ParadeHood River's small-town charm shines brighter than ever during the Hood River Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, Friday, December 2. The festivities include a parade through historic downtown, the tree lighting, caroling and perhaps even a Santa sighting! 3. Cultural ExperiencesFrom the...  Read More
SUMMER SNOW
07/08/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
This weekend skiers and snowboarders of Mt Hood are sure to be happy. The forecast calls for snow! Enjoy some fresh powder up at Timberline, the only spot you can ski all year round!It is July right asks the National Weather Service forecast office in Medford, Ore., which then advises: Get ready for a significant change . . . Snow levels will drop down to 6000 ft. Saturday night and 1-3 inches will be possible in the high Cascades above 6000 ft., including Crater Lake Rim.The fresh snow is sure to delight summer skiers on Mount Hood, where skiing is possible year-round. Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is still open daily and theyll be having themselves a nice mini...  Read More
SNOW PLAY
06/22/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
Standing tall at 11,250 feet, Mt Hood is a beautiful sight to behold; And even more fun to ski down. Offering one of the longest ski seasons in the country, come cool off at the many fun snow activities Mt Hood offers, whether you are going solo, or are with the whole family. From skiing ans snowboarding down the mountain in summer, even tubing at night down ramps lit up by colorful lights, Mt Hood makes sure you are never bored.The Mountain is a jolly good place to play in the winter for families and extreme adventurers alike. Ski, snowboard, go snowmobiling, trek on snowshoe, cross country ski. Treat the kids to tubing, sledding, snowball fights and hot chocolate. Build...  Read More
TIMBERLINE LODGE
06/22/2016 | Heritage, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing
Timberline Lodge is one of the Historic Hotel's of America, has been in The Shining, and offers access to the only ski area in North America open all 12 months. Come stay in our cozy rooms, explore the history of this hotel built during the depression in our museum, and enjoy our amenities like a heated pool, sauna, and hot tub. Timberline Lodge is beautiful inside and out with murals, woodcarvings, and spectacular views of both the top of the mountain and what will feel like the rest of the world. We offer many different styles of rooms to fit your needs and budget.Think Timberline Lodge is cool Just wait until you see your room. Warm, comfortable and inviting....  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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