Come Visit Mt. Hood For The Best Skiing And Boarding!

January 16, 2017 by · Comments Off on Come Visit Mt. Hood For The Best Skiing And Boarding! 

Cosmic Tubing at Mt. Hood Skibowl

Get ready Whispering Woods guests! Mt. Hood is your skiing and snowboarding destination.

Home to world class skiing and snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest, take your pick from three famous snow resorts.

Mt. Hood Skibowl
is “America’s Largest Night Ski Area,” featuring 34 fully lit runs and 65 total runs. This resort has more black diamond runs than any other in the state.

Be sure to try Ski Bowl’s nighttime cosmic tubing from 5pm to 11pm. Only 15 minutes from Whispering Woods Resort.


Historic Timberline Lodge Ski Area

Next stop, the famous Timberline Lodge. Step back in time at this beautiful, historic snow resort. Come ski where the movie The Shining was filmed.

Timberline is a great beginner and intermediate mountain for all ages, and also offers night skiing. If you fancy a summer skiing experience, you can also find it here.

National and International Olympic-class ski teams descend on Mt. Hood in the summer months, skiing the Palmer Snowfield from June through September.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is a skiers paradise. With 2,150 acres of ski-able terrain and night skiing, this resort is perfect for the entire family.


Ski Mt. Hood

For beginners, intermediate and advanced skiiers, “Meadows” offers lessons, equipment rentals, coaching, camps and clinics. They even offer day care for those with children who aren’t yet on skis.

Read to hit the slopes?

Whispering Woods guests get discounted Timberline tickets. Come see our friendly front desk staff for more information on our Mt. Hood Ski Resorts.

For Skibowl information: or call 503-222-2695.

For Timberline information: or call 503-272-3311.

For Mt. Hood Meadows information: or call 503-337-2222

Sleigh and Carriage Rides at Mt. Hood

December 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sleigh and Carriage Rides at Mt. Hood 


Photo credit: Mt. Hood Adventure

Starting December 14th, Mt. Hood Adventures will be offering horse drawn sleigh rides through January 2, 2017.

Village tours are 20 to 25 minutes long and will travel through historic Government Camp. For a truly special occasion, you can schedule your own private sleigh ride at additional cost.

Sleigh rides are great for all ages. Enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa for your ride through the snow.

For more information visit or call 503-715-2175.

Pucci and Bruno Chairlifts open at Timberline for the Thanksgiving Day Weekend!!

November 27, 2016 by · Comments Off on Pucci and Bruno Chairlifts open at Timberline for the Thanksgiving Day Weekend!! 

img_20160120_101751-3Beautiful snow is falling on Mt. Hood and Timberline ski area is opening 2 lifts for the Thanksgiving week.

With more snow expected to fall the weekend of Thanksgiving, more lifts and ski areas may also open soon.

If you plan on driving to any of the area ski resorts, remember your snow park permits. You can purchase a snow park permit at the Whispering Woods front desk and at many area merchants.

img_20160120_090152-2As an alternative to driving, Mt. Hood Express is a public bus service with local stops and service to Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and Timberline Lodge ski area.

For Mt. Hood Express information, visit or call 503-668-3466.

For more information on area ski conditions, visit or You may also call Timberline at 503-272-3311.

Sail the Portland Spirit for the Holidays!!

November 27, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sail the Portland Spirit for the Holidays!! 

Looking for family fun this holiday season? Come sail the Portland Spirit, an ideal and fun adventure for all ages.

The Portland Spirit offers several different cruises tailored to your needs. Enjoy live piano music and fantastic service during lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch cruises.

During the holidays, The Cinnamon Bear Cruise is fantastic for young children. Enjoy storytelling from Queen Melissa and magic from Presto the Magician.  

On December 25th, their will be 2 holiday buffet cruises running. Boarding times are 11am and 4pm.

What a beautiful way to spend Christmas sailing on the Willamette River. Enjoy Portland’s scenic downtown skyline from the water.

For more information call 503-224-3900 or 800-224-3901, or visit them at

Where to go for Thanksgiving on Mt. Hood!!

November 20, 2016 by · Comments Off on Where to go for Thanksgiving on Mt. Hood!! 

If you aren’t planning to cook, here are a few options for 2016 Thanksgiving dinner in the Mt. Hood Territory.

Timberline Lodge

Reservations required, 1pm to 7pm, Ages 12+ $80.00   

Ages 4-12 $28.00, ages 3 and under are free.


The Resort at the Mountain

Reservations required, 12pm-5pm, adult $39.00,

 senior $30.00, children $19.00 503-622-3101

The Shack                 

No reservations required, starting at 1pm,

$12.95 per person. 503-622-3876

Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
at Camp Arrah Wanna

No reservations required, 1pm-4pm, free to all guests, Donations and volunteering welcome.

Camp Arrah Wanna 503-622-5327



Hiking The Salmon River Trail All Year Long!!

November 6, 2016 by · Comments Off on Hiking The Salmon River Trail All Year Long!! 

If you want to enjoy a truly four season hike, the beautiful Salmon River Trail never gets old. To find it on a map, look for Trail 742.

Located just minutes away from Whispering Woods Resort, it parallels the Salmon River and offers hiking options for everyone.

If you have never hiked along a river, you’re in for a treat. The sound of a river while hiking is tranquil and soul cleansing. Breathtaking beauty can be seen in all four seasons. From spring flowers to the changing colors of Fall, the sights and sounds are a satisfying experience.

The Salmon River Trail #742 starts a little before the bridge on Salmon River Road and, depending on who you ask and where you start, runs from 8 – 14 miles in length. Winding from the edge of the Salmon River to a bluff with several view points, the patch varies from narrow to wide with several steep sections. You can find more information here and here.

For a shorter hike, the Old Salmon River Trail 742A, is only 2 miles long and is great for all ages. It parallels the Salmon river through wild and scenic beauty, with a few bridges that take you across small running creeks.

Whether you choose to hike Trail 742 or 742A, it will be a wonderful addition to your Mt. Hood visit.

Remember your phone or camara! Please ask our friendly front desk staff for directions and additional information.


Enjoy Fall with Mt Hood Territory Wine Trail Tasting Pass! $20.

October 9, 2016 by · Comments Off on Enjoy Fall with Mt Hood Territory Wine Trail Tasting Pass! $20. 

imagesThe Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail Tasting Pass is available to purchase through October 27, and can be used until November 27, 2016. Visit a unique collection of 12 wineries that will satisfy your palate and your hunger for exploration.

Purchase a tasting pass for $20 and receive $60 worth of tastings at participating wineries. The Tasting Pass gives visitors a unique way to sample the variety of wineries throughout the Mt. Hood Territory.

Participating wineries include:

Beckham Estate, Buddha Kat Winery, Christopher Bridge, Forest Edge, Hanson Vineyards, Kings Raven, Ribera Vineyard, St. Josef’s Winery, Terra Vina Wines, Villa Catalana, Whiskey Hill and Wooden Shoe.

Your Tasting Pass functions as a mobile app and can be redeemed via your smartphone at every stop along the trail, including discounts and incentives.

downloadFor more information, visit

Night Time Mountain Biking Comes to Mt. Hood September 23rd 2016!!

September 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Night Time Mountain Biking Comes to Mt. Hood September 23rd 2016!! 

20160821_124604 (1)20160821_124506Mt. Hood Adventure Park will be the first mountain bike park in the United States to offer night time mountain biking. September 23rd, 2016, will be the first night of fun.

Visit Hurricane Racing and The Bike Learning Center (BLC) at Mt. Hood Skibowl to enjoy a bicycle park with features for all riding levels. Located at Ski Bowl West, it’s summertime riding at its best.

With elevated north shore boards, wall rides, berm turns and sculptured  jumps, Skibowl is a place famous for it’s challenging flow and scenic riding environment.

If you need to rent bikes and equipment, Hurricane makes it easy. Choose from a huge selection of new and used bikes for sale, as well as helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads and chest protectors for sale or rent.

For those interested in learning to ride, The Bike Learning Center is perfect for all ages. They teach fundamental skills necessary for riding in a bike park.

The BLC offers a progressive learning environment featuring dual slalom courses and a pump track section. Instructors teach beginning to experienced riders looking to enhance their techniques.

You can purchase an all day bike lift for $39, a single bike lift $20, or a season pass $205. For more information call 503-222-2695 or visit

Whispering Woods guests are enjoying Summer fun!!

September 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on Whispering Woods guests are enjoying Summer fun!! 

IMG_20160811_121057 Snapchat-2837397311229361216IMG_20160622_130136This year let Whispering Woods be your resort destination. We are home to Mt. Hood.

Your endless kayaking fun starts here. It’s a chance to become one with nature.

The feeling of beauty is all around you. To catch a glance of a soaring eagle above or the beautiful refection of Mt Hood on Trillium lake is something to remember. 

Mt. Hood Adventures is offering Kayaking on Trillium or Clear Lake this year. Enjoy canoeing, paddle boarding, single and double kayaks.

Rental prices are $25.00 per hour or $55.00 for the entire day. Life vests, oars, sunscreen and cameras are included. Mt. Hood adventures will drop off your kayak or boat to the lake.

All you have to do is make your reservations at or by calling 503-715-2175. 

Summer Fun in the Mt. Hood Territory

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Summer Fun in the Mt. Hood Territory 

Mt. Hood Reflected in Mirror Lake

Mt. Hood as viewed from Mirror Lake, a very popular hike.

There’s still plenty of summer left here on the Mountain.  Just because the calendar reads the end of July and the kids go back to school the end of August doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a great getaway at the “nearby, far away vacation place.”

Play all day at The Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, pull out those hiking boots and decide which trails you’d like to take on (based on degree of difficulty) at, check the tires on your mountain bike and see what challenges you’d like to undertake Ride Oregon website or simply pack a few things and head to Whispering Woods Resort for a bit of relaxing by the pool. Remember as the late Robin Williams said in Dead Poets Society:  “CARPE DIEM!”

Whispering Woods Resort is famous for its friendly, comfortable atmosphere and ability to provide luxury accommodations for a day, weekend or week-long stay.  Whatever your schedule permits, pack up the kids and “hit the high road to adventure and romance” right in your own backyard.

Check out our Manager’s Specials or follow us on Facebook to keep abreast of some of the wonderful things available to you…about an hour from home!

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