When the snow starts to fall on Mt. Hood, snow enthusiasts eagerly await news of opening day at Skibowl, Americas Largest Night Ski area and the closest ski resort to Portland. Skibowl provides snow riders with 960 skiable acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest, featuring 34 fully lit runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500. With the most Black Diamond runs of any resort in state and two fully lit terrain parks, Skibowl draws accomplished snow riders as well as beginners and intermediate riders out for a great time. Winter fun starts at Skibowl, less than one-hour east of Portland.