America's largest Night skiing/snowboarding
area, Mt. Hood Skibowl
Is it just me, or is there something special about night skiing/riding? Getting to see the alpenglow while swooshing down the slopes, seeing the sun set over a nearby mountain range while you're standing on top of one, indulging in apres ski and then skiing some more! What could be better? While most major ski resort regions have night skiing in some form or other, there is nothing on this continent like the infamous and historic Mount Hood Skibowl!
If you ever find yourself swinging through Portland, Oregon, or on a powder hunting mission to Mount Hood, please do not overlook this awesome throwback of a ski area that brings back the old style charm with uncrowded slopes and great snow with powder stashes to spare!
Skibowl by the numbers:
Vertical: 1,500 feet
Terrain: 960 Acres
Longest Run: 3 miles, Skyline Run
Total Runs: 65 (daytime ops), 34 (night ops)
Chairlifts: 4 (slow speed)
Summit Elevation: 5,100 feet
Base Elevation: 3,600 feet
Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Average season: Mid December - Early April
Check out Mt. Hood Skibowl at www.skibowl.com
With a motto of "Do it under the lights" and a mid-week operating schedule of 3pm-10pm, it's no surprise that Skibowl is the reigning King of night skiing in America. With an impressive 34 named runs spread over 960 acres on 1,500 vertical feet with a 3 mile long run, the numbers do not lie. If the cool terrain and awesome snow doesn't win you over, the great funky atmosphere surely will! With 3 spots to wet your whistle: the Beer Stube and the 70 Meters Bar & Grill at the base of the mountain, and the historic Mid-Mountain Warming Hut, coupled with friendly staff, great scenery of nearby Mount Hood, and free stickers, Skibowl is a must shred and true gem of the Cascade Range.