- Written by Emilio Trampuz
- Category: Mount Hood Sidecountry
- Published: May 06, 2014
Sidecountry skiing has become increasingly popular in recent years. Just see how criss-crossed the terrain is just west of the Timberline Ski Area and slightly out of bounds. As compared to true back-country skiing, where you venture into the wilderness, sidecountry skiing is done just off to the side of a ski area but within reach of the lifts. In fact, the uphill transportation is usually provided by lifts, followed by some traversing or even a bit of additional climbing, and then skiing or riding in ungroomed and out-of-bounds areas, but with the ultimate goal of returning to the lifts or to other signs of civilization, such as when skiing down to Government Camp.