The Mountain Pass Chalet

in Government Camp, OR on Mt. Hood



Winter and Spring Activities
In winter and spring, ski and snowboard with five ski areas surrounding the southern and eastern slopes of Mt. Hood. Each area has its own distinctive advantages and personalities. Millions of visitors each year explore the variety of gentle and scenic to steep and deep terrain. All of the ski areas offer chair access with snowboard parks and professionally maintained half pipes.

Mt. Hood Skibowl / Multorpor
Ski- In & Ski-out with just a few steps from The Mountain Pass Chalet, is Skibowl / Multorpor , America's largest night ski area, with 34 lighted runs, trails and open bowls. Take a sleigh ride during the day with the kids or a romantic moonlit ride at night. The new Olympic certified Reynolds run offers 1,500' vertical drop. Ski 65 day runs served by 4 chairs and 5 surface tows. 960 Skiable acres including 300+ acres of outback bowls offer the most expert runs in all of Oregon.

Timberline Ski Area
5 miles from The Mountain Pass Chalet , and surrounded by over 1,000 acres of supremely skiable slopes encompassing every type of alpine terrain imaginable. With glacier snow covering its highest peaks all year long, Timberline boasts the longest ski season in North America with 6 chairlifts.

Mt Hood Meadows
12 miles from The Mountain Pass Chalet, is the largest ski area on Mt. Hood, featuring 10 chairlifts including 3 high speed detachable quad chairlifts and over 2100 acres of scenic skiing.

Summit Ski Area
1/2 mile from The Mountain Pass Chalet and located at the east end of Government Camp sits one of the earliest ski areas on the mountain. Excellent for beginners and also offering a tubing hill with rentals.

Cooper Spur
30 miles from The Mountain Pass Chalet, and located on the eastern slopes of Mt. Hood lies Cooper Spur. This quaint little ski area is great for beginners with a small chairlift and rope tow.
Nordic Skiing, snow-shoeing, and tubing.

Mt. Hood has an abundance of snowpark areas which allow easy walking access to many miles of back-country cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and tubing or sledding. All of the areas offer different levels of facilities and lessons.

Frozen Waterfall Hikes
Many of the mountain's waterfalls are only a quick cross country ski trip or a short snow-shoe walk away.

Spring, Summer, and Fall Activities

Summer Skiing
Skiing continues on Mt. Hood until after Labor Day with the Palmer Express lift at the Timberline Ski area. This area provides terrain perfect for skiing all summer long on a glacial snowfield making Mt. Hood the spring and summer ski capital of North America and the summer training ground for the U.S. Ski team.

Mountaineering
Mt. Hood is the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world over 10,000 feet in height. With four major routes and many variations, climbers of all ability levels can enjoy the challenge of Oregon's highest peak.
Hiking and Walking Trail Maps

The Mountain Pass Chalet is just minutes from the Barlow Trail where hours of scenic hiking is available. With Trillium lake nearby a short walk is all it takes to drink in the natural beauty of the wilderness.

Kayaking and Rafting

Mt. Hood SkiBowl / Multorpor Summer Action Park
SkiBowl / Multorpor summer action park is located just a few steps away with over 20 activities to keep the family busy all day long. Or bring your mountain bike and maneuver the many biking trails in the park.

Fly Fishing