Cooper Spur Ski Resort

Cooper Spur Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Mount Hood Parkdale, OR.

Cooper Spur is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Cooper Spur Ski Resort.

Cooper Spur Lodging:

Cooper Spur Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Cooper Spur has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cooper Spur is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
50(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Cooper Spur Ski Resort Elevation

Cooper Spur Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,350 feet, or 1,326 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 350 feet (107 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Cooper Spur's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,350'(1,326 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
350'(107 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,000'(1,219 m)

Cooper Spur Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
26.6out of 100
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Cooper Spur is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 350 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Cooper Spur has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Cooper Spur is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
40%(20 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(20 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(10 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Cooper Spur Ski Resort good for beginners?

Cooper Spur is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Cooper Spur Ski Resort Location

Cooper Spur Ski Resort is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mount Hood Parkdale, OR.

Mount Hood Parkdale, OR 97041 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.39000, -121.67000

Getting to Cooper Spur Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cooper Spur Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.39000, -121.67000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mount Hood Parkdale, OR to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Cooper Spur Ski Resort.

Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR47 mi
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA145 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Cooper Spur.

Roberts FieldRDMRedmond, OR82 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA98 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR116 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cooper Spur Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Cooper Spur Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mt. Hood SkibowlMount Hood Parkdale, OR5,100 ft51%2 mi
Mt. Hood MeadowsMount Hood, OR7,300 ft64%4 mi
Timberline LodgeGovernment Camp, OR8,540 ft66%15 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%87 mi
Mt. BachelorBend, OR9,065 ft73%97 mi

Cooper Spur Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,350 ft
Base Elevation4,000 ft
Vertical Drop350 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres50
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Cooper Spur Ski Resort Mountain Stats