There are countless ways to revel in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge in the winter. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are excellent options, but the most laid-back way to see our winter wonderland is to enjoy a Mt. Hood sleigh ride. Bundle up with your sweetheart, sit back, and relax as you embark on your magical journey. Don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide to discover all the other things to do and see in the Columbia River Gorge!
The sun is high in the sky, but the weather is brisk. The ice-covered trees are illuminated so it looks as if they have been adorned in crystals. Your hat is pulled over your ears to protect yourself against the cold, and your forever Valentine is cozied up beside you. You hear the sound of sleigh bells as you take in the sights and sounds of the Gorge in the winter. This is the magic of the season; this is a Mt. Hood sleigh ride!
Where to Book a Mt. Hood Sleigh Ride: Mt. Hood Outfitters
Mt. Hood Outfitters knows all about winter activities. Their Mt. Hood sleigh rides take you through the historic Village of Government Camp. Known for their beauty and strength, Belgian horses pull you through the snow; all you need to do is relax and enjoy the journey! If there is not enough snow on the ground, the sleigh will be replaced by a carriage. Bundle up and see the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge in the most magical way possible.
Local tip: Reservations for these sleigh rides are limited, so book as far in advance as you possibly can. Reservations open in November so you can plan ahead!
How Much Do They Cost?
The sleigh can seat up to seven people, and they can be booked by multiple parties until the sleigh is full. A 20 to 25-minute ride costs $25 per person for adults and $20 for children ages 3 to 10.
Other Activities at Mt. Hood Outfitters
If you want to immerse yourself in our winter wonderland, Mt. Hood Outfitters offers other activities to enjoy! Spend the day skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing before heading on your Mt. Hood sleigh ride.
You also always have the option to borrow our complimentary snowshoes and explore the area around Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. We’re more than happy to give you recommendations on where to go!
Book Your Winter Escape
Mt. Hood sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skiing, and more await in the Pacific Northwest. Book your stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins to experience it all! If braving the cold doesn’t interest you, you’ll love getting cozy by the fire in your private cabin. Challenge your sweetheart to a board game or relax in the Jacuzzi tub. No matter what you are looking to do this winter, Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins will be your home base. Browse our cabins to start planning your stay. We look forward to seeing you!