We Want You To Take Care Out There

No matter when you visit Mt. Hood Territory, you're set to have a great time. Each season presents its own list of things you should know to ensure your trip is as good as possible. Monty Hood, the Mt. Hood Territory River Otter, just loves telling people what they "Otter Do" to make sure they stay safe and enjoy their adventures. 

You Otter Visit Midweek

If you're looking to visit the mountain and enjoy fewer crowds, then you "otter" visit midweek. Not only will you enjoy shorter lines and easier traffic, but you can also find discounts for activities and lodging. Plus with fewer people you're also putting less strain on infrastructure and on the natural surroundings. 

You Otter Use TripCheck

Not sure what the road looks like? The you "otter" visit TripCheck.com. The site has up-to-date information as well as webcams so you can know what to expect before you go. 

You Otter Get A Guide

Want to have the most fun while trying a new activity? You "otter" get a guide! Mt. Hood Outfitters knows all the best trails for snowshoeing or cross country skiing and they're the only outfitter licensed to offer snowmobile tours on the mountain. 

You Otter Ride Mt. Hood Express

Winter brings snows to Mt. Hood, in turn attracting people looking for a little fun. But it can also bring some challenges to driving. What you "otter do" is skip the chains and all that and catch a ride on Mt. Hood Express. Not only that, each bus is equipped with storage space for all your outdoor winter gear. 

You Otter Have The Correct Passes

Sno-Park permits are required in designated Sno-Parks from November 1 – April 30. If you're visiting one of these areas make sure you purchase one from a valid location.

Permit information:

  • You can move a Sno-Park permit from one vehicle to another.
  • You can use California and Idaho Sno-Park permits in Oregon.
  • You can use Oregon Sno-Park permits in California and Idaho.
  • You may get a fine for parking in a Sno-Park without a permit.
You Otter Click Here For More

Do you have more questions about visiting Mt. Hood during the winter? Visit our Winter FAQ page to find answers to other common questions. 

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