At the end of the tiny town of Government Camp, OR right off the road is Summit Ski area. It's a cheap place to ski on Mt. Hood and the runs are perfect for kids. This short video will show you how flat the runs are. Our daughter was skiing for her second time. It was amazing how much better she did when we took her to an easier place to ski. She also took a lesson which was cheap and good. The lesson price included the ski rental!
Some things to know before you go ski Summit :
2 Person ski lift
Snowboarding is allowed
Public restrooms available, but they are out by the road
Small snack shack
Rentals Available and included in lessons
and the view is beautiful