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It’s Snow Secret - Winter On Mt. Hood Is The Best

Whether you love the snow, or would rather be inside, Mt. Hood Territory is the perfect destination for a winter adventure.

Presented by Oregon's Mt Hood Territory December 15, 2022

As the tallest mountain in Oregon, Mt. Hood offers world-class skiing and the largest night skiing area in the country. However if you’d rather hit the slopes in a different way, try the world’s first Cosmic Tubing. And if snow play isn’t your thing, stroll the downtowns of lower elevation communities, which offer boutique shopping and fresh from the source dining. It might be a bit rainy, but hey, after all, this is Oregon. Travel tip: Head up Mt. Hood midweek for less congestion, easier parking and shorter lines.

 Go With A Guide

The expert guides at Mt. Hood Outfitters can take you on nordic skiing excursions, snowshoe adventures or even help you race through the forest on snowmobiles. No gear? No worries! They provide everything you need for a fun and safe outing. 

Great Mountain Dining

Sushi may seem like something you get in the city, but Koya Kitchen has all that big city flavor mixed with alpine town charm. Coffee lovers should make a stop at Mt. Hood Coffee Roasters, which is known for their premium blends and single origin coffees. And after a day of skiing head to Mt. Hood Brewing for craft beer, amazing burgers and a great atmosphere.

 Stay Indoors to Play

Winter brings rain to the valley and snow to the mountain. But when you're ready to get out of the elements, Mt. Hood Territory offers some incredible places to explore indoors. Our museums offer a wide variety of topics. The North American Bigfoot Center is home to all things about the elusive creature, the Mt. Hood Culture Center and Museum showcases the skiing history of Mt. Hood and the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitor Center is filled with educational and interactive exhibits that feature the Oregon Trail journey, Indigenous life and more. With so many options you’re sure to find something for the whole family. 

Discover Cellar Season

Cellar Season in Mt. Hood Territory is when many of our wineries open their tasting rooms for small, intimate settings. The busy days of harvest and crush are over, allowing the winemakers to focus on the true fruits of their labors and introducing new people to those wines.

Follow the “Otter Dos”

Each season presents its own list of things you should know to ensure your trip is as good as possible. Winter brings snows to Mt. Hood, in turn attracting people looking for a little fun. But it can also bring some challenges to driving. O.B. The River Otter just loves telling people what they “otter do” to make sure they stay safe and enjoy their adventures. So follow O.B.’s advice and have the best trip possible.


Where to Stay

No matter what type of lodging you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. A full service resort complete with a spa and 27-holes of golf? Try the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches. Want to be located right at the ski areas? Stay at Collins Lake Resort in Government Camp. Looking for that home away from home? Choose from dozens of vacation rentals when you book with a local lodging company like All Seasons or Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals.

Visit Mt. Hood Territory’s winter page for more inspiration and book your trip today!

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