Fuel up in Hood River
Whatever resort is on your radar for the day, you can’t go wrong with an amazing breakfast from Bette’s Place, where diners can indulge in baked goods and breakfast daily. Other great grab-n-go options include Pine Street Bakery or Freshies Bagels and Juice.
Cooper Spur is a great little undercover resort located on the NE slopes of Mt Hood. If you’re looking for a mellow, fun, and family-friendly vibe, Cooper Spur will be your jam.
Explore beginner and kid-friendly Cooper Spur Ski Area featuring a double chairlift, nine runs of fun for skiing & snowboarding, and 50 Acres of beginner & intermediate level terrain. Complete with a diner, ski school, and rentals, this is a one-stop snowy shop for families and skiers, and boarders looking for a mellower vibe.
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort offers cozy lodge-style rooms and cabins and an onsite restaurant, Crooked Tree Tavern, just minutes from the ski hill. Stay and Play deals are also available for Cooper Spur, more info HERE.
Timberline Ski Resort
Looking for a full-service, multi-chair, and varied terrain resort, head an hour up the mountain to Timberline Lodge, which boasts 4,540 vertical feet – which is more vertical relief than any other US ski resort. Full-service resort dining is available in the ski lodge or the Historic Timberline Lodge. Side note, Timberline is also open 10 months out of the year, so if you can’t make it this winter, set your sights on some great spring and summer turns here.
Insider Tip: Be sure and explore the historic lodge, a 55,000 sq foot wooden structure that served as the outdoor setting for Stephen King’s famous book-turned-movie “The Shining.”
After day on the slopes après-ski at Apple Valley BBQ in the neighboring mountain town of Parkdale. Across the street, Solera Brewery offers local craft brews, bites, and live music almost any day of the week. Stop into Lady Fern after you après to shop local makers.
While not in prime season, the Hood River Fruit Loop provides options for mountain goers to explore the valley on their way back down towards Hood River. Wineries like Stave & Stone or Cathedral Ridge Winery and farm stores like Packer Orchards and Bakery are open year-round.
Fun Around Town
Hood River isn’t all about the outdoor adventure fix. With amazing food and craft beverage scene, these more than enough to see and do in town. Beyond the gastronomic scene, Hood River has some great local small business shopping options. For kids of any age, check out the magic at G. Wilikiers Toy Shoppe, where you’ll find toys, games, and much more. Seeking new threads check out boutique clothing at Plenty or Ruddy Duck, or vintage finds at Goodwill Boutique or Second Thoughts.
Pro Tip: Be sure to check out Meadows’ event calendar for celebrations, live music, and events throughout the winter!