- State ONC Nordic Trails Link There are a number of links to, mostly USFS, documents on various ski locations across the state.
- Recommended Trails A web listing from our friends at Otto’s in Sandy
- Best of the Northwest A web guide to Washington cross-country and back country ski areas
- Cross Country Ski Routes Oregon Written by Klindt Vielbig who was an ONC member for many years. Klindt skied and documented just about every possible tour in Oregon. You can spend hours perusing all the tours. But a couple of words of caution. This was last published in 1994 so it can be out of date and it is also no longer published so I’d grab a used copy while you still can.
- Best Groomed Cross Country Ski Trails in Oregon Not quite as detailed as Klindt’s book but covers the whole state and has clear descriptions and maps for each tour. In spite of the mention of the word “groomed”, the author does cover groomed as well as a few backcountry ski routes.
- Backcountry Ski! Oregon: Classic Descents for Skiers & Snowboarders, Including Southwest Washington As the title indicates this is focused on Tele/AT routes but it should inspire you to get out there and XCD
- Day Tours Around Mt. Hood 2017 REI talk the club gave highlighting 8 popular tours on Mt. Hood
MapsIn addition to the maps listed here the State ONC site (listed above) has links to a nubmer of maps.
- Mt. Hood Winter Trails by Mark Wiggs A nice map which covers all the cross country ski trails on Mt. Hood. Only issue I have is the advanced trails are shown in black and they can be hard to read.
- Forest Service Mt. Hood Maps Link to a number of trial maps
- ONC Trails Database A collection of GPS tracks in .gpx format of Mt Hood ski trails. Contact Scott Diamond if you need help on how to use this.
Government Camp Area Ski Trails Map A geo-referenced pdf map which will work with Avenza Maps app
Leader Day Tour ListingThis section is focused on tour leaders but if you are looking for a personal tour you may peruse this to get ideas. The starting point is Day Tours which provides a brief description of the most popular day tours we lead. The table below has a collection of PowerPoint files for a number of day tours Scott Diamond has lead. Feel free to steal/edit these for any tour you lead.
|Pocket Creek Loop||BEG/INT||5.9mi
|rev03||I love this loop. Warm up by heading out on pocket creek road and have fun skiing back on the tie trail|
|Pocket Creek Teacup||BEG/INT||~9mi
|rev01||Another Pocket Creek tour. This time take the tie trail out of Pocket creek to Teacup and then take Pocket creek road back in|
|Still Creek||INT||13mi, -2000 ft||rev02||Car shuttle to take rarely skied Still creek road from Trillium to Rhododendren|
|Trillum & Mud Creek Loop||INT||5-11 mi
|rev02||One of the most popular beginner tours on Hood. With the exception of the initial drop, this is an easy tour which still allows skiing a long distance.|
|Government Camp Encirclement||INT||12mi
|rev03||Have a ski adventure without leaving Government camp. This tour connects together a number of fun trails.|
|Bennett Pass Loop||INT||~9mi
|rev03||Out across the terrrible traverse and then drop to pocket creek trail for a long, exciting tour|
|Twin Lakes||INT||10.7mi-300ft||rev01||The quintisential Mount Hood Intermediate day tour. Do this tour after a fresh snowfall|
|rev03||Connect together two great tour areas|
|rev02||Take on the Yellow Jacket trail and ski some rarely used trails on this long loop.|
|rev07||Break out the Telemark skis and visit Tilly Jane A shelter and explore the bowls above treeline at Cooper Spur.|
|rev04||The big one. String together most of the trails on Mt. Hood in one day as you ski from Ski Bowl to Pocket Creek.|
Last Updated March 2017, S. Diamond