See Another Side of The Gorge in Winter!

While the temperatures may drop, experiencing The Gorge in the winter does not! Those same sightseeing opportunities often crowded in summer, seem more accessible in the winter. Ice-encrusted waterfalls and snow-covered cliffs in the canyons take on a whole new look during this fabulous season.

Heading inland offers many thrilling activities for snow lovers. Mt. Hood has every conceivable snow sport, from downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing at multiple sno-parks, to tubing, snowshoeing, and more. The Columbia Gorge Express and the free Gorge-to-Mountain Express operate throughout the winter, offering visitors to Troutdale the ability to reach Mt. Hood simply and cost-effectively.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has been operating on the southeast flank of Mt. Hood since 1968 with some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest. Some runs remain open year-round in a typical year! Everyone from beginners to the most advanced skiers enjoys Mt. Hood skiing.

Other fantastic winter opportunities exist in the area, including:

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