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Parking in the Hood
Thu February 16, 2012, 7:59 pm
Mount Hood Forest is vast and could easily accommodate even more visitors…if they didn’t have cars. Mount Hood ski areas boast thousands of parking spaces, but each wants more. Ski Bowl has parking for 500 cars on the west side of US 26 and parking for 400 cars on the east side. Timberline has parking for 1,000 cars, but would like to add an additional 900 parking spaces. They have had to turn away people during 17 days last year because parking was at capacity. Timberline is considering building an additional parking lot at the base of its Molly's lift two-thirds of the way up Timberline Highway. Mount Hood Forest motorists must have a valid windshield displayed “Sno-Park permit” to park in a designated winter recreation areas from November 1 to April 30. Sno-Parks permits are available from ODMV for $20 per season. Snow Park fees are used to offset winter mountain highway maintenance costs.