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Summit Ski Area

The family-friendly slopes of Summit Ski Area near Government Camp, Oregon on Mt. Hood’s western side have been delighting visitors since 1927—Summit is the Pacific Northwest’s oldest ski area. Read More

  • The Pacific Northwest’s oldest ski spot, Summit Ski Area offers gentle ski and snowboard runs, beginner instruction, and snow play for the whole family.
  • Located just outside Government Camp on Highway 26.


Just outside Government Camp, Oregon on Highway 26 lies Oregon’s oldest ski location, Summit Ski Area. Built in 1927, the area was initially known as the Winter Sports Facility and established as a rescue base for lost skiers. Summit today provides great family entertainment with skiing, snowboarding, inner-tubing, and snow play facilities. The ski area has a base elevation of 4,000 feet and a vertical lift of 306 feet, so the slopes are gentle enough for beginners yet enjoyable for the experienced.

This small ski area has three ski trails and one lift. Summit also runs the adjacent Snow Bunny Snow Play facilities.


Summit Ski Area is located just east of Government Camp on Highway 26, about 55 miles east of Portland.


Summit Ski Area is open November 15 – April 15 10 am – 4 pm, subject to weather and snow conditions.

Mountain Services

  • Ski, snowboard, inner tube, and slider rentals
  • Beginner downhill or snowboard lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Walking distance to Government Camp restaurants and lodging.

Contact Information

Reach the Summit Ski Area at (503) 272-0256.