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Within a short drive from Hood River, there are some great ski and ride options, throw in the vibrant downtown of Hood River and you've got an amazing winter basecamp, just an hour from Portland, Oregon. Timberline and Cooper Spur offer two very different options and both are less than an hours drive from Hood River. Wax your skis and board, let's go!
A Day at Mt Hood Meadows - Offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest, Meadows is a quick 45 minute drive from Hood River. The variety of Meadows' terrain is what makes it so unique and popular. The wide-open terrain off of Cascade Express offers incredible panoramic views halfway across Oregon from its 7,300-foot elevation. Advanced skiers and snowboarders seek out the steeps in the front bowls, or drop into the seemingly endless pitch of powder-filled Heather Canyon.
Recently recognized as the “Nature Lover’s Destination” in the 2021 Sunset Travel Awards and locally revered as the “most wonderful time of the year,” Hood River’s playful winter vibe offers snow-centered experiences, minus the summer bustle. A perfectly balanced mix of charming and hip, Hood River provides an unmatched winter experience, especially when paired with the wild of the surrounding Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest.
Nestled near the base of the tallest mountain in Oregon is a treasure trove of winding singletrack of various skill levels and terrain. PinkBike Reporter, Brice Shirback, shares highlights from his recent bike trip in the Columbia River Gorge. Take a page from his book to plan out your next biking adventure!