Mount Hood dominates the skyline when looking east from Portland. The visual effect of the mountain over the city is incredible too. But Mount Hood is much more than just something to look at from afar. Mount Hood begs for visitors to come out and explore and enjoy its slopes.
The Northwest is peppered with a lot of high quality mountain ski areas. This is true in British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. One very special place to visit and try the skiing at is Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort near Portland, Oregon.
This is a full service ski resort that offers everything you would want, and so much more. If you are new to skiing, you can take lessons there. You can rent skis and all the equipment you could want and need for a full day on the slopes. You can venture up the mountain via chairlifts and try runs that range from beginner and intermediate level, all the way to expert. After exhausting the slopes, you can even retreat to the lodges down below and enjoy everything from your very own hotel room to dining rooms serving some of the best food in the area.
My favorite of the eating establishments there is the Paradise Grill. Go there, and you can enjoy great tasting barbecue, right out on the sundeck if you’d like. There are plenty of other great options too, including the Schuss Grill, and each of them offer some great food and refreshment for after a long day out on the slopes.
Whether you’re an avid skier or just touring the area on a road trip, stop in at the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Take a day and ski the slopes. If you want though, skip the slopes and enjoy a nice drink or meal up on the side of this beautiful mountain. In fact, you can even find a great deal to do on the sides of Mount Hood during the summer months.
Regardless of your intentions, but especially if you’re a skier, the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is a wonderful destination.
You should definitely take the time to visit this excellent destination.