It's always in sight—glimpsed between treetops at the park, or from 84's crowded lanes. But no one hands you a map of Mount Hood at birth (or upon relocation). We're remedying that right now. Whether you head up for bracing runs, magical forests, or just to see snow rather than rain, this guide was made for you.

Image above: Blaine Franger

In This Feature:

Where to Ski on Mount Hood

Think Timberline and Meadows are your only options? Strap in.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

At Oregon’s Year-Round Ski Slope, You Can Shred Next to Olympians

As of summer 2017, Timberline is an official training site for US skiers and snowboarders.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

America's Longest-Serving Ski Patroller Works on Mount Hood

Buzz Bowman, age 88, talks Depression-era skiing, training in Alaska, and 70 years of saving lives.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Timberline’s Après-Ski Dining Options, Ranked

The good news: being cold and hungry still amplifies flavor in supernatural ways. The other news: the food scene at Timberline remains a mixed bag.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Where to Snowshoe, XC Ski, and Sled on Mount Hood

Not into high-speed descents and expensive gear? Get out in the snow, one foot at a time.

11/20/2017 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler