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Adventure Seekers: Time to Head For the Mountain


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July 6, 2006

GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR — (News Release) – The ideal family adventure awaits on Mt. Hood is now open! The Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Skibowl offers high altitude fun all year long. You may know the Alpine Slide, a family favorite for many years. But there’s so much more!

This unique summer action park features more than 20 activities: rip-roaring rides, family attractions, interpretive hiking trails, horseback rides and more. Think lift-served mountain biking, IndyKart racing, bungee towers and a 500-foot long adrenaline Zipline for starters. It’s time to head for the mountain and experience the outdoors to the fullest. Starting July 1, the Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Skibowl will be open daily. Visit for the latest information.

New for 2006, is an 18-hole scenic disc golf course that winds from Skibowl peak down the mountain. Visitors will also enjoy a brand-new 9-hole miniature golf course at Skibowl East. Finally, the East Side will have a new Summer Tube Hill, a 300-ft. course complete with banked turns.

Over the past few years, the Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Skibowl has added a dazzling array of outdoor pursuits, making it a not-to-be-missed summer recreation destination. Heading east or west on Hwy 26 takes you right by the Adventure Park, so plan on stopping. And from Portland, it’s less than an hour’s drive. The Adventure Park is offering great rates for families to adventure more often. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 11-6 and weekends from 10-7, weather permitting.

Now you can stay where you play! Collins Lake Resort is a beautiful new alpine village that offers luxury lodging within easy walking distance of the Adventure Park at Skibowl. Each Chalet has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, a well-equipped kitchen, and access to the heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and complimentary shuttle to nearby attractions.

Extend your stay and enjoy Mt. Hood’s year-round recreational paradise. Collins Lake Resort’s concierge service can help you customize activities from hiking and biking to whitewater rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, golfing fishing, and much more. Call 1-866-MtHood-3 to book your package.


More Activities at Mt. Hood

Current Attractions at the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl:

Half-Mile Dual Alpine Slide – You control the brakes, you control the speed, but the full-tilt rush of excitement is uncontrollable when you’re riding the Northwest’s only Alpine Slides.

Scenic SkyChair – Head for the top of Skibowl Peak on the SkyChair. Enjoy panoramic vistas of neighboring mountains including Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and even Mt. Rainer. Hike, bike or take the chair lift back down to base area, but don’t miss the view.

IndyKarts – Racers start your engines. Skibowl’s raceway is the ultimate in racing fun for all ages. Twisting curves, hairpin turns and high-octane fun awaits those ready to put their pedal to the metal.

100′ Bungee Tower – It’s a bird, it’s a plane…actually, it’s you. Here’s your chance to take a seven-story swan dive straight toward the ground, then safely bounce back. It’s an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!

Rapid Riser Reverse Bungee – Launch yourself into a heart-pumping adventure, as you rapidly accelerate up to 80 feet in the air, pulling 2.5 Gs along for the ride. Of course, what goes up must come down, again and again.

Kid’s Super Play Zone – The youngest members of the family will love this 2,400 square foot, two-story “kids only play zone. Designed for imaginative play, this supervised area is big fun for little ones.

Mountain Bike Park and Trails — You’ll be spinning and grinning taking in the freewheeling fun of our unique Mountain Bike Park. With 40 miles of lift-assisted, marked trails, there’s something for every level from our Scenic Fun Loop especially for rookies to our NORBA Mt. Bike National Championship racecourse.

9-Hole Mini & 18-Hole Frisbee Golf CCourses – What could be more fun than teeing up for a round of miniature or disc golf? Doing it in Mt. Hood style! Your whole family will enjoy the pleasures of playing on our brand-new scenic courses.

500-Foot High Adrenaline Zipline – Hey Superman, now you can really fly – about the length of two football fields at blinding speed. The Zipline starts at Multorpor Lodge and ends at the parking lot. They don’t call it high adrenaline for nothing.

New Summer Tube Hill – And you thought inner tubing was only a winter sport? Whether you’re cruising solo, or with friends and family in a chain, your whole family will have a blast on the new summer tube hill. Slide down the 300-foot course with banked turns.

Quad Slingshot – Show us your best back flip. Sling high into the air and do flips and somersaults to your heart’s content. This exciting attraction is for kids and adults.[pagebreak]

More Activities

Kiddy Jeeps – This attraction is for the little ones. Kids can actually drive the little jeeps around the track. It’s a great safe ride with the freedom for kids to drive and steer themselves around the fun and safe track.

Volleyball & Badminton Courts – Bring your family or your group up and have a great time on the volleyball and badminton courts.

Classic Horseshoes – Enjoy tossing the shoes inside the numerous pits.

Kiddy Canoe Ride – Floating fun for the little ones. Take a boat ride around the specially designed watercourse in a beautiful wooded area. It’s totally fun, and you even get to travel through a tee-pee.

Batting Cages – Batter, batter, batter, swing batter! Whether you like fast, slow, softball or baseball, come try it all at Skibowl’s very own batting cages. Practice your swing all day long. The cages are great for teams and individuals.

Additional Activities for the whole family:

Horse Back and Pony Rides – Join the expedition along the trail with guided tours and instruction from the professional wranglers at Mt. Hood Skibowl. The ultimate is an afternoon journey into the backcountry to Wind Lake where you’ll enjoy spectacular views and a picnic lunch. Call (541) 980-9083 for reservations.

Interpretive Hikes – Access the high terrain by scenic sky chair at Mt. Hood Skibowl to spectacular views of Mt. Hood and four other Cascade Mountains from Tom Dick Peak. The Mt. Hood National Forest is home to numerous well-maintained trails that tell of history and local flora and fauna.

Skibowl is open Monday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm and weekends from 10 am to 7 pm. For more information on prices, directions and conditions please visit the web site: Or call (503) 222-BOWL (2695) for the info phone line, or(503) 272-3206, the resort line.