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Mount Hood Meadows Lodging Index


From Hostels to Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts to Vacation Homes, referral service available to find the right lodgings for one's budget, discount tickets available to guests at these lodgings 10 $49 and up





The Ratskeller

88335 E Government Camp Loop,

Government Camp, OR

(503) 272-3635

Pizzeria and Tavern. An institution among locals.

88462 Government Camp Loop,

Government Camp, OR

(503) 272-3333


Also a Mt.Hood institution. Steaks salads and sandwiches. Full Bar. Live Music


10755 Cooper Spur Road,

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort,

Parkdale, OR



Signature steaks, tempting appetizers, pasta and seafood entrees, and homemade desserts. The restaurant features locally grown produce fresh from Hood River Valley farms and orchards.








Mt. Hood Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort operates on a special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest, offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort is close to Portland - just 90 minutes away - but delivers a big mountain experience you'd expect to travel much farther to enjoy. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood's southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood. Meadows' playful terrain welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The season usually gets underway by Thanksgiving and extends into May. "Meadows After Dark" night operations get going in mid-December and extend into March. Meadows averages more than 430 inches of snowfall annually, a gift from the endless stream of Pacific moisture. The variety of Meadows terrain is what makes it so unique and popular. The wide-open terrain off of the Cascade Express (voted most popular cruising terrain in Oregon) offers incredible panoramic views half-way across Oregon from it's 7,300 foot elevation. Advanced skiers and snowboarders seek out the steeps in the front bowls, or drop in to the seemingly endless pitch of powder-filled Heather Canyon. There's an additional 1,700 vertical for hikers who want to drop into the double blacks of Super Bowl above Heather, to bring the total vertical limit available in just one run to almost 4,500 feet. Or explore the double black steeps, gladed tree runs and cliffs through access gates into the Private Reserve and S&R Cliffs. Beginners learn on the gentle slopes of Buttercup, The Northwest's most advanced fleet of grooming machines assures surface conditions are optimal. This specialized equipment and a creative crew also design and maintain up to four terrain parks including an in-ground SuperPipe. Meadows has introduced the sports of skiing and snowboarding to more Oregonians than any other ski resort. With a separate “fun zone” supported by two WonderCarpets on the snow conveyers, beginners learn technique and to have fun fast. Meadows has the only enclosed on the snow conveyer "The Ballroom Carpet" in the Northwest! Affordable learn to ski and snowboard packages which include beginner lift, two-hour or four-hour lesson and equipment rentals are available with no need for reservations. And the PSIA-Certified adult snow sports and Children's Learning Centers offer private and group lessons daily. There's a certified Day Care center for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. No less than 10 restaurant and bar establishments serve up a range of tantalizing cuisine. Two retail stores offer the largest selection of alpine and snowboard hard goods, equipment, clothing and accessories found in Oregon, and the High Performance Center allows you to demo next year's equipment today. Mt. Hood Meadows partners with more than two dozen Hood River area lodging establishments. The properties vary from resort condominiums to hotels to cabins. While each lodge has its own charm and appealing experience, they all offer discounted Meadows adult lift tickets for just $50. Nearby Hood River was named a top five American ski town by Skiing Magazine, offering a youthful zeal and energy with the awesome Columbia River Gorge, peaceful orchards, vineyards and majestic Mt. Hood as the backdrop.

Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double4
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad6
Lifts-Total number of lifts11
Trails-5-Terrain park4
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Runs-Longest run3 miles
General-Base elevation4523'
General-Vertical drop2777'
General-OwnerMt. Hood Meadows Oreg., Ltd.
General-Mountain rangeMt. Hood / Cascades
General-Back country accessNo back country Access
General-Total area in bounds2150 acres
General-Snow making coverageLimited
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: No Crowds

Cons: Damp

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. 




Cons: people, price, skiing fast

whenever reading reviews about mt. hood meadows you will find tons of comments that have nothing to do with skiing.  people instead chose to write about the poor customer service and high price.  The fact is (and it is a fact) MHM has the best terrain and best snow on mt hood.  Which is unfortunate, because MHM does so many things to stop you from going back.  Here is a list of them- high priced tickets (at least compared to ski bowl).  There employees seem to be neither laid back or helpful, kinda uptight and unprepared.  Crowds, its not just the line up at the lifts, it is really seen on the runs, there is nowhere to turn.  This one isn't MHM fault but is worth mentioning, on the best powder days, MHM can't get their best lifts open, its just too stormy.  Even with all the negatives, I still choose to ski MHM because of its terrain, snow and Heather Canyon!  Heather Canyon, (which is the greatest thing west of the Mississippi) when open is gives you a back country feel, with the saftey of avalanche control and convenience of lift access.  Its fantastic.

Not a destination resort, great for portland, go there is ski, nothing else.