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Hoodoo Ski Bowl

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Transportation
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East from Interstate 5 On HWY 20
 
West from Sisters On Hwy 20

Lodging
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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Black Butte Ranch

12930 Hawks Beard, Black Butte Ranch, OR 97759
(877) 829-0224

 

Lodge rooms to luxury vacation homes 2-15 $100 and up packages include 1 Free adult ticket and two children's tube park tickets

Five Pine Lodge

1021 Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759
(866) 974-5900

 

Cabins and rooms in the lodge 2-4 $148-$224 Two free lift tickets with two night stay

Best Western Ponderosa Lodge

505 Highway 20 West, Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-12345
Rooms with 2 queen beds, king bed, or one of our luxurious spacious suites with river rock gas fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and walk in rain shower 4 Ski Package rates from $109

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Dining

 

Jen's Garden

403 East Hood Ave.

Sisters, OR 97759

(541) 549-2699

 

French Cuisine. Voted "Restaurant of the Year" for Central Oregon by The Source Weekly.

 

Martolli's Pizza

220 W Cascade Ave
Sisters, OR 97759

(541) 549-8356

 

The Best Pizza in Central Oregon

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Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Description:

Enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Mt. Jefferson, and Three Fingered Jack. Most trails at Hoodoo can be found on the northern slope of the mountain, which provides dry powder midwinter and excellent spring skiing. Beginners do great at Hoodoo Ski Bowl because of the wide runs, but don't worry there are many adventurous trails for the intermediate and advanced skiers as well. If skiing is not your winter sport of choice try our 15.8 kilometers of Nordic trails, or try out the Autobahn Snow Tube Park.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner30%
Trails-2-Intermediate30%
Trails-3-Advanced40%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total30
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation5703'
General-Vertical drop1035'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds806 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Close, friendly, great when snow is good & all runs open

Cons: Small. And sometimes wet. Dang it...

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 Chuck's fault, either, and he is doing as much as can possibly be done with his little mountain.  When the snow is good, which is really quite often, it's a great place.  Not much time in line, and the runs are just long enough to wear the quads down, and then you're in line or on the chair again.  Not much for terrain park kind of skiers / boarders, though they keep a certain variety of small-ish features going.  The consistently steep (and usually loaded) back side -- Gripper off Ed chair, whatever they call it off Green -- is fabulous, with some rollers at the top, and trees at the bottom to make it challenging.  But then you have to road it back to Ed, which only takes you about 2/3 of the way up, or road it farther to Green to get to the top, and Green is where *everyone* skis, so lines can be much longer than Ed.  My favorite is either Angel's Flight or under the Hodag chair if the snow is good -- Hodag can be fabulous, or windy and icy, depending...  And, due to its lower elevation, it can still be rainy here when it's snowing just another 500-1000 feet higher.  It's just not cold enough all winter long to avoid a handful of cruddy days, so invest in Gore-Tex, or make it a coffee day back home...

 

There is also a tubing park, though we've never done that.  Done it other places, though, and I know it can be a blast, especially if the snow's only so-so...  They also have a bunch of festival events throughout the season with night skiing, fireworks, etc. so it's not all just 9-4 and done.  And Sisters / Black Butte Ranch 20 miles away is an adorable high desert town, though at <2,000 people, it's not Vail or Aspen!

 

This year, for two days in March, they are offering 09-10 passes for $295, good for the rest of *this* season as well.  I know it's "only" Hoodoo, and it'll never compare to what can be had at Bachelor most days, but that's where my $$ is going in a couple weeks.  Come to Hoodoo at least once when the snow is good and deep, and ski the whole mountain.  Yes, you can do it all in a day -- maybe less if you're in good shape and the lines are short.  But it'll be a fun day, and you're that much closer to home when it's time to head down!