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Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Reviews


Ski Bowl rocks


Pros: Great expert terrain, great night skiing

Cons: Small T-parks, no half-pipe, old chairs

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 entire Upper Bowl, including the West Wall, is lit at night. The Outback Bowls and Tom Dick Bowl, accessed by traverse from the Upper Bowl, offer steep, secluded runs with enough room to offer fresh tracks all day after a big snow. The Lower Bowl and Multopor chairs are primarily green and blue runs, but...
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January 2011


Pros: No line, good steeps in the upper bowl

Cons: ice under 3 inches of new snow

If you are willing to hike up a bit into the outback, there are plenty of amazing lines.