WINTER FUN

Five downhill ski resorts, three Nordic areas with groomed trail systems and a bevy of easily accessible Sno-Park and back country trail options make this area an ideal snow lover’s destination of winter fun. Mt. Hood’s ski resorts are: Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline Ski Resort, Mt. Hood Meadows, Summit Ski Area and Cooper Spur Ski Area. Timberline Ski Resort is one of the few places in the United States that you can ski or snowboard all four seasons. Winter fun abounds in the mountains surrounding the Columbia River Gorge, including tubing and sledding opportunities for kids and adults alike. Get out, have fun and explore your next winter adventure!

You’ll find Oregon & Washington Sno-Parks listed below.

Sno-Parks

WASHINGTON

Pineside Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dog friendly

This Sno-Park offers 20 miles of groomed ski and snowshoe trails (non-motorized use only).
Getting there: From White Salmon, take State Route 14 west for a few miles to Hwy 141 and turn north. Travel about 23 miles to Trout Lake. At Trout Lake stay right at the gas station and head towards Mt. Adams Recreation area. Stay on Mt. Adams Road for a few miles and go right on Forest Road 82. The Sno-Park is at the junction of Forest Road 82 and 8225.

Atkisson Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dog friendly

This area offers 16k of ski and snowshoe trails (marked but not groomed) and 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. This Sno-Park features a warming hut with wood stove.
Getting there: Access Mount Adams Sno-Parks via Hwy 141, north off of Hwy 14, eighteen miles from Stevenson. To reach Atkisson Sno-Park, follow 141 past the Ranger Station approximately five miles. The Sno-Park entrance is on the south side of the road, just within the Forest boundary. Flat Top and Big Tree Sno-Parks are located farther north from Atkisson.

Wind River Winter Recreation Area/Oldman Pass
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dog friendly

Cross country and snowmobile trails cover beautiful terrain with views of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Getting there: Access Wind River Sno-Parks via the Wind River Highway (Hwy 30) north of Carson about 30 miles. After you pass Carson National Fish Hatchery, you will see a sign for the recreation area that points to your right. Follow the road to the parking area at the top of the pass.

Government Mineral Springs
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dog friendly

Beautiful skiing at Trapper Creek Wilderness in the old growth forest.
Getting there: Access Government Mineral Springs by traveling on Wind River Highway north of Carson approximately 14 miles to Carson National Fish Hatchery. Continue northwest for one mile, proceeding straight on to FR 3065 to the entrance.

OREGON

Trillium Lake Snow Trails
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dogs prohibited

This popular trail is mostly gentle terrain with a picturesque lake and views of Mt. Hood and is great for both snowshoeing and Nordic skiing.
Getting there: To get to Trillium Lake from Portland, take Hwy 26 toward Government Camp. Trillium Lake is located across the street from the Snow Bunny Lodge. Park in the provided lot and take the wide road.

Teacup Nordic
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dogs & snowshoers prohibited  |  $10 Trail Fee

Generally groomed several times.
Getting there: Located one mile north of Mt. Hood Meadows on Oregon Hwy 35.

Government Camp Summit Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dogs prohibited

This sno-park, nestled in the shoulders of Mt. Hood, is a fabulous launching point to access many winter recreational opportunities from skiing, snowshoeing and more.
Getting there: Take Hwy 26 to the East end of Government Camp, Oregon Loop.

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dogs & snowshoers prohibited  |  Track fees range from $16-$22

Groomed and set track through beautiful wooded trails and meadows.
Getting there: Located north of Hood River Meadows parking lot, 2 miles north of the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area entrance.

Cooper Spur Nordic Center
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dogs prohibited  |  Trail fee $15 |  Rentals available

Offers 6.5 km of cross country ski trails groomed for both skating and traditional cross country skiing. Separate trails for snowshoers.
Getting there: Located 23 miles south of Hood River. Travel Hwy 35 and look for signs.

Pocket Creek Sno-Park
Sno-Park Permit: Required  |  Dog friendly

A less crowded alternative to the nearby Teacup Lake groomed trails.
Getting there: Travel 34.5 miles south of Hood River on Oregon Hwy 35.

KID-FRIENDLY TUBING & SLEDDING LOCATIONS

Snow Bunny Sliding Sno-Park
Little John Sno-Park
Limited to inner tubes and sliding discs only
Mt. Hood Skibowl Snow Tube Adventure Park
Also offers Cosmic tubing on weekend nights with laser lights, black lights, music and more
Cooper Spur Tubing Park
Oldman Pass
Pineside Sno-Park
White River West Sno-Park

SNO-PARK PERMIT INFORMATION

Oregon :: www.oregon.gov
Washington :: parks.state.wa.us

Find more Sno-Park Permit information on our Resources page by clicking here.

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