Mount Hood Meadows

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Jack Lee
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The largest resort in the Mt Hood National Park, Mt Hood Meadows also has the fastest lifts and best terrain around. Given its pros, the ski resort is rather popular and sees quite the crowds especially during holidays, it's also the most expensive resort here at Mt Hood. Nonetheless, it's one of the top resorts around.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Mount Hood Meadows vs
Mount Hood MeadowsMount Ashland
beginner15 %5 %
intermediate50 %20 %
advanced20 %50 %
expert15 %25 %
total runs85 23
ski area2,150ac 220ac
summit elevation7,300ft 7,500ft
total lifts14 5
child lift ticket$12 $32
adult lift ticket$82 $42
back country
value for money
average total snowfall308″ 85″
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Mount Hood Meadows Reviews

Very Good 4.2 / 5
based on 12 reviews

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Average!3 / 5Nov 09, 2018
CPChristopher P.
expert skier
Great commuter resort but not a good candidate for a destination resort unless you are visiting during midweek or in the off season. The crowds here on weekends are brutal, however if all the lifts are open the lines are typically reasonable. Good range of intermediate to advanced runs. Heather canyon provides the best terrain on Mt. Hood, and I... More
Good!3.8 / 5May 01, 2018
Matthew H. Matthew H.
expert snowboarder
Meadows has great terrain but expect to race everyone from Portland and Vancouver to get there on time to fit into their parking lots. It gets crazy busy and you gotta be on it to get it.... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 25, 2017
GALGreg A L.
expert skier
Meadows has the best terrain of any ski area in the Portland, OR, area, and is a short drive from the city. On a good year they get a lot of snow although, in keeping with the PNW, it does tend to be a bit wet and heavy. Can get crowded on weekends, but mid-week and in the middle of a snowstorm the crowds thin out quite a bit.... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Shredows! Best mountain in the Hood area by far. Has all the terrain you could want and still has fun parks. Not as well known as Timberline but worth the extra 20-30 drive from Portland. Do it, I promise you will be more stoked. ... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 21, 2017
FMForrest M.
intermediate skier
Premier ski resort located in a very beautiful place. Easily accessible from the metro areas and not over crowded. Oregon's tallest peak and with a wonderful snow-pack. Great backcountry and park options. Mt. Hood Meadows raises the bar.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 17, 2017
MDMichael D.
advanced snowboarder
Great family friendly resort and great lift ticket prices compared to other resorts I've been to! The terrain is awesome. The only downfall is the resort could use an upgrade. ... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 10, 2017
KKKarl K.
advanced snowboarder
Great all around terrain for all levels. Lots of fun hidden side country. Plus great steeps in Heather's and Clark's Canyon. My favorite of the Mt. Hood resorts. When the snow is good and all the lifts are running Meadows is one of the best resorts around. But it can fall victim to freeze-thaw conditions or what we call in the PNW "cascade... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 08, 2017
advanced snowboarder
Grew up knowing meadows was the best resort on Mt Hood. From learning to turn and stop on buttercup to year's later exploring hard carves and steeps through Heather canyon, meadows is this Portland locals favorite!... More
Average!3.2 / 5Nov 06, 2017
JNJesse N.
advanced skier
Greatest diversity of terrain and adventure parks on mount hood. Lines on main lifts can take a while but other sides of the resort are mischievous more smooth sailing. Definitely my favorite resort on the mighty Wy'east! ... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 29, 2017
ZWZachary W.
Excellent beginner terrain, but also some of the most steep and hardcore terrain on Mt hood. Lines longer than timberline and ski bowl, but still nothing compared to bigger resorts.

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