Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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

Mt. Hood Meadows 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 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

Mt. Hood Meadows Lodging:

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Hood Meadows has a total of 85 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,150 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 870 hectares, 3 square miles, or 9 square kilometers.

Mt. Hood Meadows's slopes see on average 430 inches (169 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 35 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
85
Ski Lift
Lifts
13
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,150(9 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
430"(169 cm)

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,300 feet, or 2,225 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,523 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,777 feet (846 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Hood Meadows'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
7,300'(2,225 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,777'(846 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,523'(1,379 m)

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
63.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Hood Meadows's difficulty level of 63.6 is above average. 85% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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

Mt. Hood Meadows has 2,150 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Hood Meadows's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 50% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 35% as expert.
Beginner
15%(323 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
Intermediate
50%(1,075 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
Expert
35%(753 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 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Hood Meadows is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 65% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Location

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

Address:
Mount Hood, OR 97041 USA
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Website:
skihood.com/

GPS Coordinates:
45.33000, -121.66000

Getting to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.33000, -121.66000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mount Hood, 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 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR49 mi
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA150 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 Mt. Hood Meadows.

NameCodeCityDistance
Roberts FieldRDMRedmond, OR78 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA101 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR113 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Hood Meadows 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 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mt. Hood SkibowlMount Hood Parkdale, OR5,100 ft51%3 mi
Cooper SpurMount Hood Parkdale, OR4,350 ft27%4 mi
Timberline LodgeGovernment Camp, OR8,540 ft66%14 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%91 mi
Mt. BachelorBend, OR9,065 ft73%93 mi

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation7,300 ft
Base Elevation4,523 ft
Vertical Drop2,777 ft
Trails85
(15% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Lifts13
Skiable Acres2,150
Avg. Annual Snowfall430 inches
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Mountain Stats