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Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

101

Rank in
Region

13

Rank in
State

4

This resort is often compared with:

Mt Hood Meadows
Mt. Bachelor
Timberline Lodge
Best time for snow at
Mt. Hood SkiBowl
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
Day
0-1"
Night
1-3"
Thursday
Day
1-3"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 350" per year
Snow Quality Rank

126

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

49

Mt. Hood SkiBowl is ranked No. 49 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

15.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

20.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

12.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

49

Mt. Hood SkiBowl is ranked No. 49 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

126

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
49
score
63.6
Travel Ease
rank
67
score
67.1
Expert
rank
74
score
38.2

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1500 ft

5027 ft
Base Elevation: 3527 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl has no detail snow data, so we estimate 350 inches snowfall, less than nearby Hood Meadows and Timberline due to its much lower altitude range. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. In terms of quality, storms at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl can bring the cold stuff that makes for beautiful turns, or just as often, they can douse you with warmer snow that you weigh by the pound instead of measuring by the inch. Be prepared with the fattest, most rockered skis you can get for the latter conditions.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its ample snowfalls, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is often well covered by mid-December and rates to be in full operation by Christmas most of the time. Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is the lowest ski area in Oregon and thus the most rain sensitive. The low altitude is also not optimal for snow preservation though most exposure is north. Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is best skied midwinter or immediately after fresh snowfalls..