Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas will manage slope capacity two different ways, supporting a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of ski industry leaders developed the Ski Well, Be Well operational best practices. These practices will be adapted to each ski area’s unique operation, and can be scaled according to the appropriate local COVID-19 response.
Mt Hood Meadows Lift tickets can be purchased for a specific date and time and are dynamically priced meaning as more tickets are purchased for a certain day, the price for that day increases. All lift tickets, lessons and rentals must be purchased online in advance – they will not be available at the resort this season. Purchasing for specific dates online in advance assures you the lowest price.
Timberline Ski Area capacity will still be managed based on how many cars our parking lot is able to safely accommodate, first-come-first-served. However, our uphill ski area capacity far exceeds the number of parking spots. When the lot is at a safe operating capacity, Timberline Rd. will close. People will be allowed up when spaces become available. Please plan on arriving after 7am when the roads are plowed, but well before 9am to gain access before the road closes. Anticipate capacity to free up in the afternoons when people often leave after a morning of skiing.
Get your Sno-Park Permit here. Sno-Park permits are required in designated Sno-Parks, including ski areas, from November 1 – April 30.
There are three types of Sno-Park permits:
- Annual permit which you can use for the current winter season of November 1 to April 30,
- 3-day permit which you can use on three consecutive days, and
- 1-day permit which you can use on one calendar day.
These will be required if you’re driving a vehicle to The Mountain and designated area. Not required if you’re staying at the Old Parkdale Inn and choose to ride the Gorge-To-Mountain Express Service.
We’ve made some changes to the significant protocols we’ve had in place for the last 9 months, adding new safety layers, creating a safer lodging option for those of you who just need to get away. Read our Health and Hospitality guidelines
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We’ve created some enticing packages for your Stay, Play, Ski and Relax on Mt Hood. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.