Downhill skier and 3 snowboarders winding their way down run at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon's Mount Hood Territory

Big Ski Events Coming Up on Mt. Hood

Molly Johnson | 01/07/2019 | Government Camp, Snow Play

Pond Skim event on the water at Mount Hood Ski Bowl in Oregons Mount Hood Territory

Mt. Hood Skibowl boasts several annual ski events in March that are quite unique and always entertaining (hint: see image above). Mark your calendars and get up to Mt. Hood for these special upcoming events.

Mt. Hood Skibowl's 18th annual Snow Beach Festival is taking place Saturday, March 23. This fun event takes traditional skiing and turns it on its head, as participants decked out in some truly crazy attire attempt to ski across a pond at the bottom of a hill for the Pond Skimming Contest. Some make it, and many wipe out in spectacular fashion, making for some 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. 

A week later, Skibowl brings back their annual Ski for Sunshine event. Skiers and boarders can ride for free from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, March 29. All they have to do for this serious savings is to bring 10 non-perishable food items, which will benefit the Portland Sunshine Division. The event is celebrating it's 31st running this year, and in that time the generous skiers have donated more than 120,000 pounds of food. 

Another fundraising ski event put on annually by Timberline Lodge & Ski Area & the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum is the Ski the Glade event on Saturday, March 2. Participants are welcomed with coffee and donuts at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum and a day of skiing along the 3-mile Glade Trail from Timberline Lodge to Government Camp. The trail is groomed specifically for this fundraising event via a special permit from the US Forest Service to allow skiers to experience skiing as it used to be before ski lifts existed on Mt. Hood.  

Each of these events combines the wonderful traditions of snow sports on Mt. Hood 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. 

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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