Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Sisters, OR.

We recently ranked all of Oregon's ski resorts, so you can see where Hoodoo Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Hoodoo Ski Area is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Hoodoo Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Hoodoo Ski Area Terrain Overview

Hoodoo Ski Area has a total of 36 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 806 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 326 hectares, 1.3 square miles, or 3.3 square kilometers.

Hoodoo Ski Area's slopes see on average 450 inches (137 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 37 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
806(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall
450"(13,716 cm)

Hoodoo Ski Area Elevation

Hoodoo Ski Area has a summit elevation of 5,703 feet, or 1,738 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,668 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,035 feet (315 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hoodoo Ski Area'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
5,703'(1,738 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,035'(315 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,668'(1,423 m)

Hoodoo Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
47.2out of 100
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Hoodoo Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 81% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Hoodoo Ski Area has 806 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Hoodoo Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 19% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 81%.
Green Circle
19%(153 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%(322 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
41%(330 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 Hoodoo Ski Area good for beginners?

Hoodoo Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 81% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Hoodoo Ski Area Location

Hoodoo Ski Area is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Sisters, OR.

Sisters, OR 97759 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.89000, -121.43000

Getting to Hoodoo Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hoodoo Ski Area), its coordinates of 43.89000, -121.43000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sisters, 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 Hoodoo Ski Area.

Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR131 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 Hoodoo Ski Area.

Roberts FieldRDMRedmond, OR29 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR90 mi
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional AirportLMTKlamath Falls, OR121 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hoodoo Ski Area, 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 Hoodoo Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mt. BachelorBend, OR9,065 ft73%14 mi
Willamette PassCrecent Lake, OR6,683 ft49%36 mi

Hoodoo Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,703 ft
Base Elevation4,668 ft
Vertical Drop1,035 ft
(19% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  41% Expert)
Skiable Acres806
Avg. Annual Snowfall450 inches
Hoodoo Ski Area Mountain Stats