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Crowd cheers on Mt. Hood Skibowl's Snow Beach Festival contestant as he tries skiing across pond of freezing water
Molly Johnson | 01/29/2019 | Government Camp

The 2020 events have been cancelled. Please read on below for inspiration for 2021.

4 Big Ski Events Coming Up On Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood Skibowl and Timberline Lodge & Ski Area boast several annual ski events in March that are quite unique and always entertaining. (Hint: Note the image above.) Mark your calendars and get up to Mt. Hood for these special upcoming events!

1. Ski & Ride for the Cure

Make a difference and have fun doing it by attending the Ski & Ride for the Cure event at Mt. Hood Skibowl, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Children's Cancer Association. Take part in the vertical challenge, which gives you the opportunity to ride after the sun sets and keep going through sunrise on Mt. Hood, during this two-day event March 7–8. The real showstopper takes place Saturday night during the Torchlight Parade when skiers and boarders head down the mountain, torches in hand, illuminating the night. Torches are then placed at the bottom of the run around the glowing word “HOPE.” Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this special experience. 

2. Ski the Glade

Take a step back in time at this fundraising ski event put on annually by Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum. On Saturday, March 7, Ski the Glade participants will take a shuttle to the top of the designated run and ski along the 3.5-mile Glade Trail from Timberline Lodge to Government Camp. The trail is groomed specifically for this event via a special permit from the US Forest Service to give skiers a chance to experience skiing as it used to be before lifts existed on Mt. Hood.  

3. Snow Beach Festival

Mt. Hood Skibowl's 19th Annual Snow Beach Festival will take place Saturday, March 21. This fun event turns traditional skiing on its head, as participants decked out in some truly crazy attire attempt to ski across a pond at the bottom of a hill during the Pond Skimming Contest. Some make it, and many wipe out in spectacular fashion, making for super fun viewing. Did we mention the costumes? You haven't lived until you've seen a T-Rex blasting down a hill trying to make it across a pond. 

4. Ski for Sunshine

A week later, Skibowl brings back their annual Ski for Sunshine event. Skiers and boarders can ride for free from 9am-4pm on Friday, March 27. All you have to do for this serious savings is bring 10 nonperishable food items, which will benefit the Portland Sunshine Division. The event is celebrating its 32nd run this year, and in that time generous participants have donated more than 120,000 pounds of food. 

Each of these events combines the wonderful traditions of snow sports with the unique experiences that only Mt. Hood Territory can offer. Be sure to bring your camera and share your photos on your favorite social channel using our #OMHT hashtag, so we can join in the fun. 

Next Steps: Winter on Mt. Hood 

Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. She is currently generating content for mthoodterritory.com and for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest channels. 

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