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Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

121

Rank in
Region

18

Rank in
State

7

This resort is often compared with:

Mt. Ashland Ski
Mt. Bachelor
Mt Hood Meadows
Best time for snow at
Hoodoo Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Hoodoo Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
2-4"
Night
1-2"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 375" per year
Snow Quality Rank

123

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

Dump Potential Rank

35

Hoodoo Ski Area is ranked No. 35 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

22.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

18.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

35

Hoodoo Ski Area is ranked No. 35 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

123

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 Hoodoo Ski Area

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
35
score
67.3
Overall
rank
121
score
53.3
Snow Quality
rank
123
score
51.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1035 ft

5703 ft
Base Elevation: 4668 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo has no detail snow data, so we estimate 375 inches snowfall, similar to nearby Mt. Bachelor, which is considerably higher but also more leeward of the Cascade mountains. 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 Hoodoo 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, Hoodoo is often well covered by mid-December and rates to be in full operation by Christmas most of the time. With moderate altitude and varied exposure snow preservation is mediocre. Hoodoo is best skied midwinter or immediately after fresh snowfalls.