Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, Government Camp

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Mount Hood Skiing and Snowboarding

When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, fans of winter eagerly await news of opening day at Skibowl, America’s Largest Night Ski Area and home to the Snow Tube and Adventure Park featuring Cosmic Tubing.

Our mission remains to make Skibowl fun and accessible for all families who want to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. Less than an hour east of Portland, Skibowl has emerged as a family-friendly alpine resort with something for everyone.

For Skiers and Riders, Skibowl provides snow riders with 960 acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The resort features 34 fully lit night runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500. The longest run is the 3-mile Skyline trail, starting at 5,100 feet. With the most Black Diamond runs anywhere in Oregon, Skibowl appeals to accomplished riders, night and day. Those in the know are lured to Skibowl’s Outback, the legendary expansive terrain with forested steeps, open glades and ungroomed slopes that are nothing short of heavenly.

Yet, beginner skiers are also welcome at Skibowl. The Skibowl Olympic Ski School offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for adults and children. You can register for regularly scheduled group classes or arrange for your own private or semi-private lessons.Private and semi-private one-time lessons can also be scheduled.

Another option just for kids is the Mogul Buster Ski School at Skibowl East. For over 50 years, Mogul Busters has catered to families with children age 4 to 13. Kids enjoy four hours of lessons on weekend days. While the kids are skill building, parents can enjoy adult time on the slopes.

The Snow Tube and Adventure Park

Even if you aren’t a skier or snowboarder, Skibowl provides easy access to winter fun. The Skibowl Snow Tube and Adventure Park at Skibowl East features multiple staff-monitored, groomed tube hills. Our specially designed tubes are fast and comfortable for single, tandem or quad riders. Two conveyor-lifts will carry all guests effortlessly uphill, starting steps from the parking lot and ending adjacent to the tube hill and Multorpor Lodge. Tubes rent for three hour shifts throughout the day on Saturday, Sundays and school holiday periods. Arrangements can also be made for special groups during regular or off- hours.

The worlds only Cosmic Tubing features rocking music, laser light shows, over 600,000 LED lights, black and colored lights and two conveyor lifts. Its fun for everyone every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, as well as school holiday period nights.

Kid's Snowmobiles, Carousel and Snow Play for Kids! Unique to Skibowl are actual Mini Z snowmobiles for kids set on a supervised groomed track. Real snowmobiles, these are designed for children ages 5 or older and weighing less than 100 lbs. Kids love them. They also love the two-story indoor Play Zone featuring 1,200 square feet of indoor climbing and romping fun. Outside, Frosty’s Playland features a collection of toddler slides and toys, and quite often an appearance by its namesake and Skibowl mascot, Frosty the Snowman. And, a snow Carousel that will twirl young tubers around in a snowy circle.

The Skibowl Snow Tube and Adventure Park is located at Skibowl East adjacent to the Multorpor Lodge. The Lodge provides a cozy retreat featuring a huge wood burning fireplace. Food service includes a lunch grill, espresso bar, and a full bar and restaurant featuring slopeside seating inside and outside on the back patio.

Summer Recreation on Mount Hood

In the summer, Skibowl transforms into the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl and is Oregon’s Premier Summer Attraction offering something for everyone! We've got great activities for the whole family, the Adrenaline junkies, the naturalists and even the young ones! Our friendly and experienced staff will make sure your visit to the Mt. Hood Adventure park is memorable and fun, guiding you through over 20 attractions where you’re in control! Come try the Malibu Raceway, freefall Bungee Jmpin, the Northwests only 1/2 mile dual Alpine Slide, lift assisted Mountain Biking, 800' of Zip Lines and more!
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