Let Troutdale be your basecamp for winter fun!
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 operates throughout the winter, offering visitors to Troutdale the ability to reach Mt. Hood simply and cost-effectively.
You can find plenty of information on winter recreation activities at Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory.
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.
Constructed in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration, Timberline Lodge is a National Historic Landmark that sits at 6,000' on the south side of Mt. Hood. Timberline offers the longest skiing and snowboarding season in the U.S. as well as a host of summer activities.
Located near Government Camp, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is famous for offering the largest night ski area in the U.S. and its Cosmic Tubing which features more than 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, music, and more.
Other fantastic winter opportunities exist in the area, including: