Pros: over 2000 ft of drop
Cons: lower mountian is flat...
“ Tuesday 2/26/13 is travel day. Planes, trains, and automobiles. Okay, maybe just an airport train, but three of us make the trip to Mt.Bachelor, OR from Phoenix, AZ. Although connecting flights are available to Redmond, near the resort, we plan to meet in Eugene and take the two hour drive from there. Ron A. gets a head start and takes United through San Francisco. He...” --Fritzski
“This is the best place to ski on Mount Hood. Great terrain and an excellent layout. Great access to above the tree line skiing via a high speed quad that does not close for the winter like over at Timberline. worth your time! ” --3107
“Ski Bowl is America's largest night skiing area. Of the ski resorts on Mt. Hood, Ski Bowl is the closest to Portland. Ski Bowl maintains two token terrain parks, but features are typically small to medium and do not include a half-pipe. Parksters will prefer Mt. Hood Meadows (winter) or Timberline Lodge (spring/summer/fall). The Upper Bowl chair serves excellent expert terrain. Nearly the...” --hoody
“So, my sons and I took the plunge and drove the extra hour or so to ski Timberline a little over a year ago. Yes, it was the epic snow year. No, it wasn't quite epic conditions. Unfortunatley (and this isn't the resort's fault!) we had had a thaw-freeze cycle with no fresh snow, so the lower mountain was strictly groomers-only. I mean hurt-yourself kind of stuff between runs. So having to...” --crudaddict
“ Mt. Ashland is where I learned to ski and skied most of my life until moving to Montana in 2000. It is a small ski are 10 miles off Interstate 5 at the California/Oregon border. It is known for two things, having the steepest terrain in Oregon and having some of the hardest snow in Oregon. The combination makes for challenging skiing that many people love but recreational...” --Rio
“Hoodoo is growing on us, after 4 years. We live in Albany, 80 miles to the west in the Willamette valley, so it's either Hoodoo, or at least an extra 30-60 minutes to Willamette Pass or the Mt Hood areas. So we mostly stick to Hoodoo. It has a nice variety of terrain, just not quite enough of it. That's not the mountain's fault - or maybe it is, but it can't do anything about it now... Not...” --crudaddict
“This little place was pretty busy the afternoon I stopped by. It was full of families enjoying the day. This is a great place to teach your kids to ski! Sure there is only one very old double chair that stops all the time as kids have trouble loading. Not many trails but still this place is cool. They have a small cafeteria but the best place is the patio tent...a tent! how...” --3107
“Look, its a nice little hill. It has a couple of lifts, 900' of vertical, gets a lot of snow, and there are no lines. BUT, other than for the top 300' - 400' or so, it is FLAT! Long flat runouts at the bottom mean that laps are hard and slow on powder days. I normally love local hills, and this one I would love as well if I were a beginner or if it weren't so flat, but you can't argue with...” --Idaho Guy
Just 22 Miles East of Weston, OR, in the Blue Mountains of the Umatilla National Forest, is Spout Springs Ski Area, which offers downhill skiing and snowboarding for the entire family. Here the cost of skiing is low, crowds are nonexistent, and the ambience is unpretentious. There are two chairlifts and a rope tow that serve 17 runs. The area is approximately 250 miles from Portland.
Not one, but two peaks can be found at Willamette Pass, incorporating trails terrific for developing your skills as well as same intense and challenging trails, terrain park and half pipe for the more adventurous skier and snowboarder. Willamette Pass offers many ski school programs for its guests including: alpine, telemark, snowboard, racing and Nordic on its 20 kilometers of trails...