Winter Escape to Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon’s peaceful winter vibe offers unique experiences, minus the summer bustle, for whatever the soul is seeking. A perfectly balanced mix of charming and hip, Hood River provides an unmatched winter experience, especially when paired with the wild of surrounding Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest.

“Simply put, Hood River is Oregon’s hidden gem of winter basecamps, with the added distinction of being both a mountain town and a beach town,” says Katie Kadlub, executive director of Visit Hood River. “Within hours of arrival visitors can rent everything they need for a snow-packed weekend, sip a locally distilled toddy, dine on artisan pizza and be tucked in dreaming of the next day’s adventure.” 

Snow seekers will find recreation at one of the many Sno-Parks located in the Mt. Hood National Forest. And if snow angels aren’t appealing, visitors will enjoy Hood River’s walkable downtown and scenic strolls along the Hood River Waterfront Trail. Hood River merchants showcase treasures from local artists and makers year-round, but the fall and winter months offer the opportunity to discover one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. 

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