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About the Olympic Skibowl Ski and Snowboard School

Skibowl’s Olympic Ski and Snowboard School is headed by legendary Petr Kakes. The name of his ski school provides a clue to his passion. During the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, Kakes placed sixth in Speed Skiing while on the Czech Republic team, where he was clocked at 139 miles per hour. Still a competitor, Kakes has been a fixture at Skibowl for over twenty-five years, running the ski school and the Historic Warming Hut and still competing each winter in the extreme Arctic Man Competition in Fairbanks. Each year, his notable team of instructions trains 4,500 new riders and skiers at Skibowl with programs designed for youth and adults of all abilities. Visit the Skibowl Olympic Ski and Snowboard School website for detailed information about ski and riding programs.


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Hours of the Olympic Ski School
Mon:2:30pm – 7:00pmFri:8:30am – 7:00pm
Tue:2:30pm – 7:00pmSat:8:30am – 7:00pm
Wed:2:30pm – 7:00pmSun:8:30am – 6:00pm
Thur:2:30pm – 7:00pmHolidays:8:30am – 6:00pm


The tubing hill is open!

The Snow Tube & Adventure Park at Skibowl East is open everyday for winter break through Jan.1st! That includes 8 lanes of tube hills, the conveyer-assist lift, the Amazen Maze plus Frosty's Playland with Kiddie Carousel, 4300 sq.foot Indoor Playland, Kiddie Snowmobiles, and the Multorpor Lodge. Guests are encouraged to purchase a two-hour session online to guarantee their spot on the hill.

Skibowl New Year's Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year mountain style at Mt. Hood Skibowl! Winter games, cosmic tubing, DJ, fireworks, and lifts running ‘til 2 am! Check out all the event details at 31st Annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza!

Thanks for being with us for an excellent 2018/2019 season, we look forward to seeing all of you again in the 2019/2020 season! Please checkout the Mt Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl in the meantime!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday December 1st, 3:25pm
This is our hopeful opening day for Winter 2019/2020!More information...

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