Skibowl Opens Today!

Skibowl Opens Today!

By Terry Richard | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM, updated December 15, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Oregon's winter resorts look ready to put two dismal snow winters behind them this week when all the larger resorts in the state open in time for the Christmas holidays.

Mt. Hood Skibowl plans to open Wednesday.

The Oregon Cascades have been getting hammered by snow and the forecast calls for another two feet overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Oregon's higher elevation resorts have been scraping by the past two winters, but Skibowl, Hoodoo and Willamette Pass have had only a few full days of operation between them. Those days came mainly following the epic 2014 storm in February that buried Portland with snow and pretty much the entire state.

This week Skibowl will open two lifts at 3 p.m. Wednesday, then opens to have all four chairlifts running by the weekend. Look for extended holiday hours at all Oregon ski resorts beginning Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 3.

And note that enthusiasm remained high through the bleak winters, so expect to contend with crowds. The ski areas and related mountain communities need the business.

Cross country ski and snowmobile trails will also be in good shape after two winters of doing without, except at the higher elevations.

Click here for the complete article as it appeared in Oregonlive.com

Relevant Topics for This Post:

Snow Tubing

Cosmic Tubing at Mt Hood Skibowl

Check out the hottest snow party on the mountain with Cosmic Tubing! The Snow Tube & Adventure Park is open weekends and holidays. Discover your winter adventure at Skibowl.

-find out more

Upcoming Events

Fireworks Display at Mt Hood Skibowl

Check out Skibowl's upcoming events, including our Saturday Night Lights, New Year's Eve Extravaganza, 80's Night, Hope on the Slopes, Snow Beach Festival, rail jams and more.

-check out all our events

Summer 2018 Job Fair
Summer 2018 Job FairsCome visit any of our upcoming Job Fairs and lock in YOUR summer job at Mt. Hood Skibowl! Apply online today. APRIL 17, 2018   10a-1p   Gregory ForumClackamas Community College19600 S Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045  APRIL 19, 2018...

Latest News & Blog Posts

POWDER ALERT: Presidents Day Weekend

BEST SKI CONDITIONS OF THE WINTER ON THE WAY SUNDAY & MO ... Read More

Powder Alert: For Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Make your plans to ski late Wednesday through midday Saturda ... Read More

Mt Hood Skibowl's Winter Wonderland Gift Cards

Mt Hood’s Winter Wonderland – There’s Some ... Read More

What's going on this weekend? 12/8/17-12/10/17

Here's What's Happening at Skibowl this Weekend!Snow ... Read More

Mt. Hood Skibowl is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. This institution operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service