The Hoodoo Ski Area is a fine destination for skiers located about half way between Bend and Salem, Oregon. The Hoodoo Ski Resort itself is positioned along Route 20 in the heart of the Willamette National Forest. It is also easy driving distance from Deschutes National Forest and Ochoco National Forest, making this a popular destination for many people, simply because of the sheer beauty of the ski resort and the surrounding areas. There are a wide variety of activities and attractions as well as a number of options for Hoodoo ski area lodging. You will also be within close range of other awesome Oregon ski resorts like Timberline and Willamette Pass.
There are runs to suit all ages and levels of expertise at the Hoodoo Ski Resort. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will likely be most interested in the challenging runs and the deep powder of the backside of the mountain. There are over 800 acres of skiable terrain. The top elevation is over 5,700 feet with a vertical rise of 1,035 feet. Beginners and intermediate skiers may be best suited with the finely groomed hills of the mountain’s front side. There are also a bunch of fun activities for kids and families, especially the Autobahn Tube Hill. You don’t have to be an expert skier to fly down the hill in a tube, and it is very safe for kids because the runs are arranged like little tracks.
The Hoodoo Ski Area is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday the resort is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and night skiing is offered after mid-December. The resort is also open on Wednesdays during the peak season of Winter and during spring break. You will have no problem finding suitable Hoodoo Ski Area lodging, whether on the premises or within close proximity.
The activities at Hoodoo are not at all restricted to skiing and snowboarding, but also include snowbiking, tubing on the Autobahn Tube Hill, and much more. All of the Hoodoo Ski Area lodging plots are designated for RVs. If you wish to stay in another kind of accommodation such as a hotel or motel, you will have to drive outside of the resort to places such as Sisters or Mill City. There are, however, five different options for RV parks. The other option is to stay at the Black Butte Ranch, which is in close proximity to the Hoodoo Ski Resort. If you stay at this comfy skiers lodge you will receive discounts on skiing at Hoodoo.
The Hoodoo RV Park offers a range of options including overnight parking with and without camping. Prices to park a vehicle and stay overnight are reasonable. There are no tents allowed, however, as this is too big a risk with all of the snow blowing that goes on throughout the open season. Hookups for electrical power are available at the ticket office for a nightly fee. It is advisable that you make a reservation that includes a hookup if this is an integral part of your trip, as availability is not guaranteed when you rent the day of your arrival. The other four RV parks, each of which offers the same capabilities as the Hoodoo RV Park and are located on the Hoodoo Ski Area premises are: Camp Sherman RV Park, Crescent Juncture RV Park, Dexter Shores RV Park, and the Patio RV Park.