Mt Hood Adventure Park At Skibowl

★★★☆☆
  • 87000 E Highway 26 1108

    Government Camp, OR 97028

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  • 503-272-3206

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87000 E Hwy 26 Government Camp, OR

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this is in response to the other review. That girl is an idiot. Ski bowl is a fairly sweet resort. Granted timberline and meadows are far better resorts during the day, but you can't beat the amount of night skiing available at ski bowl. It has a solid variation of runs available at night, including two terrain parks, when timberline and meadows rarely offer 1 at night. As far as the service and the time you spent waiting, ahhhh duh, you went on new years eve, what we're you expecting. Most nights I go, I rarely have to wait inline more then a minute to get onto the lifts. Granted the lifts themselves are slow, something I wish they would fix, but it is an old resort. There customer service could be better i admit, some of the cashiers and managers are twits (constantly saying I'm not authorized to help you with that, let me go grab someone else who isn't authorized either.) Anyway, by far not the worst experience at a ski resort. If you think that sucks, try skiing in Wisconsin.

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this is in response to the other review. That girl is an idiot. Ski bowl is a fairly sweet resort. Granted timberline and meadows are far better resorts during the day, but you can't beat the amount of night skiing available at ski bowl. It has a solid variation of runs available at night, including two terrain parks, when timberline and meadows rarely offer 1 at night. As far as the service and the time you spent waiting, ahhhh duh, you went on new years eve, what we're you expecting. Most nights I go, I rarely have to wait inline more then a minute to get onto the lifts. Granted the lifts themselves are slow, something I wish they would fix, but it is an old resort. There customer service could be better i admit, some of the cashiers and managers are twits (constantly saying I'm not authorized to help you with that, let me go grab someone else who isn't authorized either.) Anyway, by far not the worst experience at a ski resort. If you think that sucks, try skiing in Wisconsin.

Pros: night skiing

Cons: not as big as other resorts

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I have been snowboarding since I was twelve. I have consistently gone (to Meadows and Timberline) at least twice every season since, so I'm not an expert but I love the sport. I've held off night skiing for a few reasons; I'm afraid of skiing in the dark is one main reason. So when I heard that Ski Bowl had one of the best night skiing spots in the country, my boyfriend and I thought we'd try them out for New Year's Eve. Needless to say, when I left, I was out $70 for the lift tickets and very dissatisfied. First, the website quoted $30 for the lift tickets, but when we went to pay for them, it cost us $35. What was I supposed to do? Drive an hour up here and not pay to go snowboarding?! Then, when the first parking lot was full, we parked in the satellite lot and waited for a 10-person VAN (not BUS that Meadows offers for shuttles) which we had to fight over with the crowd of other people there. After waiting 40 minutes, we finally arrived at the main part of Ski Bowl where we examined the map of trails. For my boyfriend whose a beginner, he was nervous about all the BLACK diamond trails that interlaced the beginner trails. We understand that it was New Year's Eve, and it's expected to be crowded. But I didn't see the effort put forth by Ski Bowl to accommodate this volume of people and make everyone's skiing experience a good one. By the time we got on the slopes, my boyfriend and I were in such a bad mood, we only took one run down the mountain and then proceeded to wait again for 40 minutes for a shuttle and drive home completely disappointed. I will not be going back to Ski Bowl again and will be telling everyone I know that night skiing there isn't worth the horrible customer service and disorganization.

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I have been snowboarding since I was twelve. I have consistently gone (to Meadows and Timberline) at least twice every season since, so I'm not an expert but I love the sport. I've held off night skiing for a few reasons; I'm afraid of skiing in the dark is one main reason. So when I heard that Ski Bowl had one of the best night skiing spots in the country, my boyfriend and I thought we'd try them out for New Year's Eve. Needless to say, when I left, I was out $70 for the lift tickets and very dissatisfied. First, the website quoted $30 for the lift tickets, but when we went to pay for them, it cost us $35. What was I supposed to do? Drive an hour up here and not pay to go snowboarding?! Then, when the first parking lot was full, we parked in the satellite lot and waited for a 10-person VAN (not BUS that Meadows offers for shuttles) which we had to fight over with the crowd of other people there. After waiting 40 minutes, we finally arrived at the main part of Ski Bowl where we examined the map of trails. For my boyfriend whose a beginner, he was nervous about all the BLACK diamond trails that interlaced the beginner trails. We understand that it was New Year's Eve, and it's expected to be crowded. But I didn't see the effort put forth by Ski Bowl to accommodate this volume of people and make everyone's skiing experience a good one. By the time we got on the slopes, my boyfriend and I were in such a bad mood, we only took one run down the mountain and then proceeded to wait again for 40 minutes for a shuttle and drive home completely disappointed. I will not be going back to Ski Bowl again and will be telling everyone I know that night skiing there isn't worth the horrible customer service and disorganization.

Pros: Many black diamond trails

Cons: limited parking, unreliable website

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Skibowl is a great place winter or summer. During the summer you can try out the adventure park and during the winter there is great skiing and several long runs lit for night skiing.

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Skibowl is a great place winter or summer. During the summer you can try out the adventure park and during the winter there is great skiing and several long runs lit for night skiing.

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I went to Ski Bowl to check out the tube hill. At $15, it's rather pricey, but the plus side is that there is a tow rope up the first hill that will tow you and your tube to the top. The lines can get long for the tow, but at the end of the day when you're tired and not ready to call it quits yet, it's worth waiting. The steeper extreme hill farther up doesn't have a tow line, unfortunately, but the slope is longer and faster and therefore quite fun. It gets crowded here on weekends and holidays, but if you get there early enough you can enjoy some time on the hill without the large crowds.

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I went to Ski Bowl to check out the tube hill. At $15, it's rather pricey, but the plus side is that there is a tow rope up the first hill that will tow you and your tube to the top. The lines can get long for the tow, but at the end of the day when you're tired and not ready to call it quits yet, it's worth waiting. The steeper extreme hill farther up doesn't have a tow line, unfortunately, but the slope is longer and faster and therefore quite fun. It gets crowded here on weekends and holidays, but if you get there early enough you can enjoy some time on the hill without the large crowds.

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i would just like to say i live in colorado and i go to ride mt. hood in the summer and winter and i love it! colorado is great and all but theres nothing that can be better than riding in the summer and then going to the ocean a little later that day!!! so any way u look at it , at least they have lifts at all!
mistymay

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i would just like to say i live in colorado and i go to ride mt. hood in the summer and winter and i love it! colorado is great and all but theres nothing that can be better than riding in the summer and then going to the ocean a little later that day!!! so any way u look at it , at least they have lifts at all!
mistymay

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Mount Hood Ski Bowl offers skiers and snowboarders 65 day runs and 34 night runs, with the longest run (Skyline Trail) rolling on for 3 miles. Ski Bowl's terrain is very diverse, and the picturesque outback…

 

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