Hoodoo Ski Bowl

After a weekend of much-needed snowfall in the mid-Cascades, the Hoodoo Ski Area will open its 75th season of operation on Friday, December 7th, at 9 a.m. "Stay tuned for trail and lift updates as we are expected to get 4-8 inches of snow before Friday," according to general manager Matthew McFarland.  

Check Hoodoo.com for daily conditions, snow fall and web cams for up to minute images of Hoodoo.

Skiers at Hoodoo BowlSANTIAM PASS: If the early plans of investors had panned out skiers could be making runs down Three Fingered Jack. When funding for a new road didn’t materialize, Bend businessman Ed Thurston constructed the Hoodoo Ski Bowl near the summit of the Santiam Pass in 1938. Before that he’d pioneered winter outings by operating a rope tow at White Branch in McKenzie Bridge.

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