Female snowshoer tries to catch up with her male counterpart as they make their way uphill from Timberline Lodge on sunny day
Casey Knopik | 09/29/2022 | Government Camp, Recreation, Snow Play

5 Ways To Enjoy The Snow In Mt. Hood Territory

Mt. Hood is a wonderful place to play in the winter – and you don’t have to be a hardcore skier to enjoy it! Of course there is skiing and snowboarding but you can also explore by snowmobile, snowshoe or on cross-country skis. Treat the kids to tubing, sledding, snowball fights and hot chocolate. Set up basecamp in a historic lodge, a mountain resort or even a snowy cabin. Here are just a few of the ways to enjoy the snow in Mt. Hood Territory.

And once you're done playing in the snow, there are countless other options of things to do on the mountain. From great dining options in the Villages of Mt. Hood, to historic museums in Government Camp, you can easily spend a weekend up here and live it up each day. 

1. Cosmic Tubing at Mt. Hood Skibowl

Cosmic Tubing is the best party on the mountain! Enjoy more than 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, black lights, colored lights and rocking music while tubing. And don’t bother walking up the hill with that big tube, just jump on Mt. Hood's only conveyor lifts dedicated to tubing, and relax all the way to the top. Great fun for the whole family, including kids. And, since Skibowl is America’s largest night-ski area, you can also hit the slopes late into the night.

2. Take a tour with Mt. Hood Outfitters

Mt. Hood Outfitters is the leading recreational outfitter and guide service for Mt. Hood, offering snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country ski tours as well as holiday sleigh rides. All tours are interpretive as guests learn about the area’s history, geology, cultures and animals. Accomplished and friendly guides lead unforgettable adventures for all experience levels. In addition to tours Mt. Hood Outfitters also offers gear rentals if you prefer to head out on your own.

3. Snow tubing and sledding at Summit Pass

Located in Government Camp, Summit Pass, formerly known as Summit Ski Area, is part of Timberline Ski Area. Since 1927 Summit has provided family friendly winter recreation options. In addition to being the first ski area established on Mt. Hood, they also offer snow tubing. 

Summit Pass also operates Snow Bunny Sliding Area Sno-Park. There, you may bring personal sledding devices, such as toboggans, sleds and tubes.

4. Night Skiing at Mt. Hood Skibowl

Mt. Hood Skibowl takes the honors for being the single largest night skiing landscape in the country and therefore, the best night skiing offered in Oregon. All lifts, including the Multorpor, Upper Bowl, Lower Bowl and Cascade lifts have lighting that provides 34 lit runs for you to experience. 

5. Ski and snowboard lessons at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area

Have you always wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard? Then learn at where the pros come to ski and snowboard: Timberline Lodge. Instructors can help beginners get the skills they need to confidently tackle Timberline’s famous runs. And considering that Timberline has the longest ski season in all of North America, you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of all those new skills you just developed.

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