When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, snow enthusiasts eagerly await news of opening day at Skibowl, America’s largest night ski area and the closest ski resort to Portland. Skibowl, with a 960 acre permit area in the Mt. Hood National Forest, featuring 34 lit runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500. With the most black diamond runs of any resort in the state and 2 lit terrain parks, Skibowl draws accomplished snow riders as well as beginners and intermediates out for a great time. The Snow tube and Adventure Park at Skibowl East is fun for all ages. Features a conveyor lift that provides access to multiple tube lanes. From the top it’s a heart pounding ride to the bottom in one of our specially designed tube. For the more adventurous, try steeper runs on the Extreme Tube hill (open based on conditions). The tubing hill is open weekends and holiday periods. Frosty’s Play land, mini z snowmobiles, a two story, 2400 sq. ft. indoor play zone, 800' of zip lines, and the world's only Cosmic Tubing, with over 600,000 LED, black and colored lights, and music, offering winter snow play activities for all ages. Less than one hour east of Portland. Collins Lake Lodging nearby.