Mt. Hood Classic From Top to Bottom

Classic ski routes from the top, shoulder and bottom of Oregon's tallest volcano



Looking up at the Wy'East Face

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Looking Down the Old Chute


These 3 routes represent the great year-round skiing Mt. Hood has to offer.

Bennet Pass is a quick, easy strike for anyone looking to walk in the snow for some easy turns. This is a great go-to location for low angle skiing in the Winter.

Accompanied with this are 2 great moderate ski descents for those interested in dipping their toes into ski mountaineering in Oregon. They are where, we as a brand, tested and developed our ski poles.

The next 2 routes require a skin in, a bootpack to the top, and, of course, a ski down. Three disciples that provide a superb testing background for backcountry ski poles. Both lines are within an hour of Hood River Oregon making testing easily accessible.

It is not uncommon to see upwards of 100 people climbing the south face of Mt. Hood on any given weekend in the Spring and early Summer. Far fewer will ski it. Our suggestion is to begin with the Old Chute. When you are done fighting the crowds on the south side of the mountain move over to the east side. Here you will find the Wy’East Face looming over Mt. Hood Meadows Resort.

Both routes encompass the high-value corn skiing the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Time either of these with the correct wind direction, and the mountain is likely to give you a little sulfur gift as a reminder that you are skiing on a mountain that is very much alive.


Bennet Pass

Fun and easy tree skiing across Highway 84 from Mt. Hood Meadows

Wy'East Face

A steep and sustained line on the east face of Mt. Hood

Old Chute

A classic south side ski line of Mt. Hood