Mt Hood Lift Tickets & Shuttles
Mt Hood is home to five different skiing and snowboarding areas, so there is plenty of opportunity to mix it up during your stay. The four ski areas that are closest to our cabins are Timberline Ski Area, Mt Hood Meadows, Mt Hood Ski Bowl and the Summit Ski Area and Snowtube Hill. This year, the ski areas are implementing Covid-specific protocol to keep skiers and snowboarders safe while having fun on the slopes in alignment with National Ski Areas Association's Ski Well, Be Well Program. The ski areas have posted their plans on their websites; click on the links below to stay updated with each ski area.
Mt Hood Lift Tickets
Timberline Ski Area
Timberline Ski Area capacity will be managed based on how many cars the parking lot is able to safely accommodate on a first-come-first-served basis. Timberline's uphill ski area capacity far exceeds the number of parking spots. When the parking lot meets safe operating capacity, Timberline Road will close. People will be allowed up when spaces become available. Plan on arriving after 7:00 AM when the roads are plowed, but well before 9:00 AM to gain access before the road closes. Capacity is expected to free up in the afternoons when morning skiers and riders depart
Timberline guests will be asked to self-group and visit Timberline with immediate household members, people in their traveling party or individuals they are consistently exposed to or spending time with. Face masks will be required at all times indoors, in lift lines, on chairlifts and any other time 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
For more information about the 2020/2021 season safety plans, you can read Timberline's Operational Plan.
Mt Hood Meadows
Mt. Hood Meadows plans to spread out skier and snowboarder visitation by time of day and day of week through dynamic pricing strategies to insure safe distancing between riders. The 2020/2021 season goal is to limit the max number of skiers and snowboarders on the hill to 3000 guests. The best value in lift tickets will be in the afternoons and mid-week.
Advance online reservations will be required with all lift tickets purchased online at that time. Lift tickets will be for a specific day and time. Once the 3000 rider threshold is met for a time period, lift ticket sales will close. You will fulfill your online lift ticket order at an outdoor kiosk at the ski area. Season Pass holders will not need a reservation. Mt. Hood Meadows will not be offering discounted lift tickets through lodging operators, Costco or other 3rd party vendors this season.
Mt Hood Meadows has redesigned their parking flow and their food and beverage service. Face masks will be required at all times indoors (except when eating), on shuttles, in parking lots, in lift lines, on chairlifts and in all outdoor areas where 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained.
For more information about the lodges, dining options and more, check out the Mt. Hood Meadows Covid-19 Updates.
Mt Hood Skibowl
Skiing and snowboarding lift tickets at Mt. Hood Skibowl will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required. All Cosmic Tubing passes will need to be reserved and paid for online.
Guests will be asked to self-group and visit with immediate household members, people in their traveling party or individuals they are consistently exposed to or spending time with. Wearing face masks will be required indoors, in lift lines, on chairlifts and in all places where 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
Mt Hood Skibowl expects this season's ski and snowboard experience to be "back-to-basics" with more time spent at your car (putting on ski boots, eating a snack, etc.). Food and beverage operations, lessons and all other services will be limited to provide for social distancing and safety.
For more information, visit Mt Hood Skibowls' Season Look Ahead page.
Summit Ski Area & Snowtube Hill
Summit Ski Area has not announced plans for the 2020/2021 winter season.
Shuttles & Transportation to the Lifts
The Mt Hood Express
We highly recommend taking the Mt Hood Express to get to the lifts. The Mt Hood Express travels between the lower villages and the Skibowl and Timberline Ski Areas. The shuttle is just $2 each way! Check out their website for a schedule, list of stops and updated Covid-related safety protocol.
Mt Hood Express requires all passengers to wear a mask at all times. The bus capacity is currently limited, distancing passengers 3 feet apart. Once the maximum capacity has been reached, the bus will not stop to pick up new passengers.
Plan Your Mt Hood Vacation
Our Mt Hood vacation cabins are filling up faster than normal this year. Be sure to make your reservation soon. Once you've made your reservation check out our area guide and our guide to Mt Hood in the winter.