Pros: Good for intermediate to advanced skiers
Cons: Summit Lift closed more than open, windy, fogged in
“ 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
“ Skiing in the rain in Oregon is like everything else you do in Oregon, you just learn to do it in the rain. Although it maybe raining at the base a person can find some good conditions somewhere on the mountain. ” --TaterSoup
“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
“ 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
“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
“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...
Located on the North East side of Mt. Hood you can find Cooper Spur Mountain Resort. Cooper Spur has been a family resort since 1927 when it was developed as a ski jumping hill. Most runs are for beginners and are a great place to learn how to ski or snowboard. You will find many lighted trails for night skiing, and with a purchase of a complete ski or board rental you can night ski for...