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1-day intro to backcountry skiing in the Mt. Hood National Forest, near Portland | United States

1-day intro to backcountry skiing in the Mt. Hood National Forest, near Portland

Head to the wonderful backcountry of Mount Hood National Forest near Portland with the Discover Oregon Guides for some stunning skiing.




Cascade Range


1 Day


Jan - Mar






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  • Develop your backcountry skills in this intro course in the Oregon mountains.
  • Experience the wild and stunning mountains of the Mount Hood National Forest.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide teaching you the fundamentals.


Tucked away in the far north west of the United States lies the breathtaking Mount Hood National Forest in the state of Oregon, close to the city of Portland.

Running south of the Columbia River Gorge, the national forest extends for more than 60 miles. Stunning lakes and trickling streams, forest-carpeted mountains and dormant volcanoes flurried with snow.

Join me here for a 1-day ski touring course that gives you everything to pursue your backcountry adventure.

Discover the fundamentals of backcountry skiing, from how to use binding and skins, basic avalanche beacon and shovel skills, proper equipment for skiing, transitioning in different snow conditions, and techniques for skinning uphill and downhill.

You’ll also become aware of the common errors made, and how to interpret avalanche and weather bulletins.

Our action-packed course, which should last for approximately 6 hours, will be instructed in the northeastern section of the Mount Hood National Forest.

Potential participants need to be a skier of at least an intermediate level who can negotiate tree runs. And your fitness level should be able to endure sustained and strenuous exercise. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the wild mountains of Mount Hood, standing in the national forest near the city of Portland for a 1-day introduction to backcountry skiing.

Interested in this trip? Send us a request and we’ll do our best to find a certified guide or agency who is authorized to guide in the area and who is available during your dates.

Price includes

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Best Western Mt. Hood Inn Government Camp United States
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Timberline Lodge Government Camp United States
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The Grand Lodges Government Camp United States
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About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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