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Whether you prefer the deep and challenging powder of Hoodoo's backside or the finely groomed runs of the front side, the majesty of Hoodoo's location and fun of Hoodoo's night skiing will bring you back again and again. Even if you don't ski we have plenty to do for everyone including the very popular Autobahn Tube Hill.

The closest ski area to Salem and the mid-Willamette Valley, Hoodoo also draws skiers from Central Oregon who find Hoodoo cheaper, deeper and steeper. The ski slopes are on a big, rounded butte, with lots of wide open terrain.<\/p>\r\n

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Average annual snowfall:<\/strong> 350 inches 
Base elevation:<\/strong> 4668 ft. 
Vertical elevation:<\/strong> 1035 ft. 
Longest Run:<\/strong> 1.0 mile 
Ski Acres:<\/strong> 806 acres 
Lifts:<\/strong> 7 
Trail Info:<\/strong> 30% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced 
Nordic:<\/strong> 7.5k groomed track, plus 8.3k Skyliner trail groomed weekends and holidays. 
Ski School:<\/strong> Yes 
Snowboarding Profile:<\/strong> The first question newcomers ask staff is, “Where’s the terrain park?” They’ll usually find it on the Blue Valley run, full of rails, tabletops and hits.<\/p>","post_name":"hoodoo-ski-area","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3831","lng":"-121.66","distance":"0.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/oregon-adventurecation\/oregon-wintercation\/hoodoo-ski-area\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7658","post_title":"Black Butte Trail","post_content":"The trail climbs steeply for two miles up this symmetrical volcano. The trail leads through a rich diversity of forest settings. Large \"yellow-belly\" ponderosa pine trees give way to mixed conifer and then subalpine vegetation. In the second mile of the hike, trees thin and unsurpassed mountain views emerge. The openness of the upper portion of the trail can make for a very hot climb in the summer.

Black Butte is the site of several generations of Forest Service fire lookouts and has, therefore, played an important role in protecting Central Oregon forests for over 80 years. In 1910, lookouts worked from a platform perched in a pair of trees. The Cupola was built in 1922 and served as the primary lookout facility until 1934 when the 83 foot tower was completed. Builders estimated it would require 300 pack loads of material to construct the tower-it actually took over 1000 loads.

No water is available, either along the trail or at the summit. Be sure to pack a sufficient amount. Public toilets are available at the trailhead.","post_name":"black-butte-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3955","lng":"-121.649","distance":"1.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/black-butte-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6485","post_title":"Suttle Tie Trail","post_content":"This trail can be started near Black Butte Ranch or at Suttle Lake. If starting at Suttle Lake you will travel through strands of Douglas fir and white fir as you proceed east. Within the first several miles you can expect the vegetation to change to a mix of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine with small patches of lodgepole pine. The terrain is gently rolling with the trail on a combination of old roads and single track. This trail connects to the trails in the Black Butte area and eventually travels into Sisters.","post_name":"suttle-tie-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3872","lng":"-121.677","distance":"2.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/suttle-tie-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7584","post_title":"Butte Loops Trail","post_content":"Lower Butte Loop: This trail offers a 11 mile loop opportunity while connecting with the other trail segments in the vicinity. The trail is located on the south and west sides of Black Butte and follows a mixture of old logging roads and steep single track with irregular surfaces. As you travel the south and west portions you will see lowering \"yellow belly\" ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees.

Upper Butte Loop: This portion of trail is accessible from the lower loop and provides a challenging 13 mile ride around Black Butte. The trail travels through old growth ponderosa pine and mixed conifer as it circles the butte. When you approach the west and northwest sides, the ponderosa will give way to mixed conifer and subalpine vegetation. Occasional openings in the forest canopy will provide spectacular views of the Cascades.","post_name":"butte-loops-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3754","lng":"-121.621","distance":"2.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/butte-loops-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7229","post_title":"Graham Corral Horse Camp","post_content":"Located northwest of Sisters the Graham Corral Horse Camp offers thirteen campsites with vault toilet, corrals, piped water and access to trails.","post_name":"graham-corral-horse-camp","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3448","lng":"-121.644","distance":"2.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/graham-corral-horse-camp\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}