Southeast of Portland and north of Government Camp, the Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood has 41 runs spread over 1,415 acres that are served by six lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 3,690 feet.
Known for its year round snowboarding, it has a quoted summer vertical of 2,615 feet, though 1,500 feet might be more realistic up on the Palmer Snowfield. The surface is rock-hard first thing in the morning and is unskiable slp by early afternoon.
For apres ski action, head to the Alpen Stube in the South Lodge or Charlies in Government Camp. For nightlife, you’ll have to head to River City Saloon in Hood River.
To reach the snowboarding at Timberline ski area from Portland, head east on SR26 to Government Camp. Turn north on the Timberline Highway up to the Timberline Lodge parking area.
Overall, Timberline Lodge is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 11 snowboarding resorts in Oregon.