Annual Events

An all-day party on the mountain. Lifts run from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., special dinner menu, live music in the lodge until midnight and a professional fireworks show on the mountain shortly after 9 p.m. It’s a great family-friendly atmosphere for New Year’s and non-skiing guests are welcome to come hang out in the lodge and enjoy the free live music.

Formerly known as Tele-Fest, Backcountry Fest is a celebration of free-heel skiing. We’ll have races, demos, races, a costume contest and samples from Three Creeks Brewing of Sisters. A great time for Nordic skiers and those who want to try free-heel skiing, but aren’t sure where to start.

The premiere event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for nearly 40 years and includes a number of free events (no lift ticket required): ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a fly-athalon, a pie eating contest, a ski javelin throw, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo. The lifts are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There’s always a special dinner menu, the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain.

A day to try out new gear on the mountain (demos are free, lift ticket required to ski and ride on the mountain). We’ll have several retailers on site to answer questions, give advice and help guests make decisions on the type of gear they want to test out on the slopes.

Rodeo Day is a time to celebrate the spirit of the wild west on the slopes. We have a chili cook-off and free rides on a mechanical bull in the lodge. We encourage guests to wear western attire. It’s a good time to enjoy some free chili, ride the bull and enjoy the spirit of the West at one of the oldest ski areas in the Northwest.

The Hoodoo Skibike festival celebrates our love of alternative sports at Hoodoo. Hoodoo is unique in allowing full-mountain access for skibikes, Trikkes, snowskates and snow scoots. Skibiking is a fun, easy-to-learn activity that provides a safe and low-impact way to hit the slopes. This event is great for seasoned skibikers and for those who have always wanted to try the sport.

The annual farewell to the season and winter. We have the Pond Skimming Battle Royale and a costume contest.