Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

Enjoy XC skiing and snowshoeing right from your lodging in Government Camp. The road system within the village connects to both the Crosstown and Summit Trail Summit which Trails that circle the community. First timers can find gear and trail recommendations at local shops.

Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals and trail maps are available at:

Mountain Tracks Ski and Snowboard Shop, 503-272-3380,

Mt. Hood Adventure , 1-503-272-3062 or

Valians Ski Shop

There is unlimited opportunity for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Hood National Forest designated XC trails snowtrails as well as backcountry options.

For updates on current snow conditions, visit the Mt Hood National Forest website and check out SnoPark conditions .

Snowtrail Etiquette: Cross-country skiers and snowshoers should establish and maintain separate parallel tracks


Groomed XC trails can be found at:

Trillium Lake Snowtrails: Six miles groomed trails for traditional XC skiing and snowshoeing. Trails are generally groomed a twice /week from Thanksgiving until April. Ski right from your Government Camp Lodging onto trails that connect to Trillium. Dogs allowed on a leash. Donation requested.

Teacup Lake ,
Located one mile north of Mt. Hood Meadows on Oregon 35. Generally groomed several times / week per week for both skating and traditional XC skiing. There are 12 kilometers km trails of trails, a toilet and warming hut. $5 donation requested. Dogs and snowshoers prohibited.

Mt Hood Meadows Nordic Center ,
Generally open on the weekends and holidays. (, Enjoy 15 kilometers of groomed skating and set track through beautiful wooded trails and meadows. Rentals available. Track fees range from $5-$10. Dogs and snowshoers prohibited.

Cooper Spur Nordic Center ,
Offers 6.5 km of cross-country ski trails groomed for both skating and traditional cross country skiing. Separate trails for snowshoers. Trail fee varies from $5-10. Rentals available. Dogs prohibited