Mt Hood Ski Bowl – YouTube – Powder Night at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Jan 2, 2009

One of the advantages of skiing in Oregon is the fact that skiers are lucky enough to have year-round access to mountains and snow. No need to worry if it’s July and 90 degrees in the city. For those individuals motivated enough to want to ski in the middle of summer it’s relatively easy to do. Mount Bachelor and Timberline at Mount Hood are usually ready for skiers at any time of the year. Actually, Palmer Glacier at Mount Hood is the only year round ski resort in North America.

A second gift that Oregon awards to skiers is the awesome powder that the mountains of this region have to offer. If asked, most Oregon skiers would answer that for the best powder, Mount Bachelor would win hands down.

Alpine/Downhill Skiing in Oregon

For skiers searching for some winter snow adventure, there are a magnitude of differing options. In the Cascade Mountain Range, skiers can choose from Mount Hood to Mount Ashland and a flood of lodges and other smaller resorts in between.

Anthony Lake Ski Resort – Eastern Oregon

With an average 300 inches of snowfall, and an elevation base located at 7100 feet, Anthony Lakes skiing resort boasts the highest base elevation in all of Oregon. This Eastern Oregon resort can be found nestled in the Elkhorn Range of Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Here skiers will find only the real thing, no man made powder, just light, dry snow covering the mountain and its trails. For the downhill skiers, the resort offers three separate lifts – the triple chair, the handletow and “The Wonder Carpet”. Its longest run measures 1.5 miles, although this is only one of the 21 runs scattered throughout the 1100 acre resort.

For the Nordic skiers come ready to enjoy the 40 kilometers of groomed track set trails, 14% of which are appropriate for beginners, 26% for intermediates and 60% for expert skiers.

Mount Ashland – Southwest Oregon

Conveniently located about halfway between San Francisco and Portland, Mt. Ashland Ski Area can be found in the towering Siskiyou Mountains. For skiers who want to stay near a major highway, Mt. Ashland is barely eight miles off of Interstate 5. The ski area is located near the charming City of Ashland where plenty of lodging and eating options flourish.

Mt. Ashland is home to over 23 trails and a glacial cirque, more accurately described as “the Bowl” where visitors can chute ski. The mountain receives an annual snowfall averaging 300 inches making it a sure option for an awesome skiing getaway.

Mount Bachelor

Harboring over 3,680 acres of skiable terrain, Mt. Bachelor is one of the only places in the world that skiers can practice their sport in a 360 degree range around a real volcano!

From November into May, and sometimes all the way into July, Mt. Bachelor offers some of the finest skiing in North America. Below the tree line, any level of skier will find a trail or slope perfect for their abilities. For those with a sense of adventure, the untamed back country, also known as the Northwest Territory, is home to over 500 acres of open snowfields and rugged trails. Skiers wishing to venture above the tree line can ascend up to 9,000 feet using the Summit Express Chair to ski chutes, faces and bowls.

Barbara Pfieffer lives in beautiful Oregon State. tells you all the fun things to do on vacation in Oregon, whether in the mountains or on the Pacific Coast. Visit for more information on year round skiing in Oregon, including more information on resorts, prices and amenities. Come visit Oregon, you’ll love it!

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Ski Resort News: Mt. Hood Meadows Holiday Schedule

Mt. Hood, OR – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort holiday season kicks off this weekend. For the next two weeks Meadows has scheduled special Après Ski live performances and holiday entertainers, as well as ski school clinics and camps. …

Mt. Hood Community College’s Maywood Campus gets its first library …

The public library is tiny by most standards, but is heavily used by students, local residents and immigrant populations who go there to study English. Before this one opened, the closest library was 30 blocks away.

real food tulsa: Join Me on Mt Hood in March 2011!

Join Me on Mt Hood in March 2011! I am very excited to be announcing EXPLORE RAW VITALITY – March 18th & 19th (outside of Portland, OR on Mt. Hood). Join me, Dave the Raw Food Trucker, Tresa Yung, Thomas & Gabrielle Chavez and many …

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Skibowl Owner Kirk Hanna has a new website here at The site has a ton of great information about Mt Hood, Lodging at Government Camp, the mountains conditions and much more. Thanks for visiting Kirk Hanna Portland Oregon

 Kirk Hanna Skibowl Owner Portland Oregon

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