Family Snow Days

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Aubrey Lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Hood, a few miles East of Government Camp, Oregon.The lodge features a large main hall with fireplace.Four kitchens provide shared cooking areas for visiting unitsBring simple, easy-to-prepare meals such as hot dogs, cocoa, etc; everyone loves a warm treat when they come in from the slopes

Enjoy a day on a private tubing hill right outside a warm mountain lodge on the slopes of Mount Hood.

Bring your family up to a Scout-owned mountain lodge for a day of tubing fun! The lodge is a warm place to retreat for hot cocoa, lunch or just to warm up after tubing and snow play.

Make a reservation for Family Snow Days


Families and friends of Scouts and/or Scouting leaders registered in Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. All ages welcome for this family day activity; bring children, parents, grandparents, whomever...


Tuesday, December 30 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Wednesday, December 31 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Thursday, January 1 - daytime (9am-4pm)
Friday, March 27- daytime (9am-4pm)

Saturday, March 28- daytime (9am-4pm)
Sunday, March 39- daytime (9am-4pm)
Dec 30 - 31 - overnight for up to four groups (6pm Mon, Dec 30 - 4pm Dec 31)
Dec 31 - Jan 1 - overnight for up to four groups (4pm Tue, Dec 31 - 4pm Jan 1)
Mar 27 - 28 - overnight for up to four groups (6pm Fri, Mar 27 – 4pm Mar 28)
Mar 28 - 29 - overnight for up to four groups (4pm Sat, Mar 28 - 4pm Mar 29)


Aubrey Watzek Lodge, near the White River crossing of Highway 35.         Click here for map


 Daytime: $8 per person age 7 and older

 Overnight: $150 for the first 10 persons, plus $15 per additional persons - up to 30 total persons in a group. Each group is reserving one bunkroom which sleeps 30 persons.  You pay only for persons age 7 and older.

Refunds are not available for this event. Winter weather conditions are not reason for a refund. The only exception is when ODOT closes the highway; in event of official highway closure, refunds are made in full.


The lodge is a large building with a day capacity of 225 persons. Four kitchens each feature sink, oven, stovetop, refrigerator, and a few pots and pans for simple cooking. Four restrooms are availabe. A large central lounge area surrounds a large central fireplace.

Four bunk rooms will provide overnight housing for up to four families on these weekends. Bunks are wooden so you may want to bring sleeping pads.

A tubing hill with several runs is just outside the lodge. Inner tubes are provided, and ONLY inner tubes may be used (for safety reasons). Participating adults will be asked to serve as Safety Officers to ensure safety on the tubing hill.


  • Warm clothes and footwear for tubing activities
  • Cross country skis if you wish to ski on nearby trails
  • A change of dry clothes for the drive home
  • Lunch for your family. Suggestion is sandwiches or foods that don't require a lot of cooking...there are stoves, but there may be a number of families attending so stoves will need to be shared.
  • Cocoa and/or other snacks for your family.
  • Lots of energy for climbing up the tubing hills!
  • Sled or toboggan for sliding gear in...but not for use on the tubing hill...only tubes are permitted on the hill.


Please do not bring
pets, weapons, alcohol, controlled substances, snowmobiles.


Guests must pack out all garbage brought in; there is no trash service in winter. Snowball throwing is not allowed. Tobacco may be used away from youth in parking lot. All families must provide a roster of names to satisfy Oregon Health Department rules, collected by the volunteer Winter Lodge Host on arrival.


  •  May we bring our pet? No, pets are not permitted at any council property.
  • Where may I smoke? Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot. Fire is a constant concern, as is litter and exposure to children of smoke.
  • Are there flush toilets available? Yes, there are flush toilets.
  • May we bring our ATV or snowmobile? No, ATVs are not permitted to be used on any Scout property at any time. Snowmobiles are not permitted at the winter lodges.


Click to register for a Family Snow DAYTIME

Daytime Groups:  The listing on the next page shows
the remaining number of persons that may register.

Click to register for a Family Snow OVERNIGHT

Overnight Groups:  The listing on the next page shows
the remaining number of family sleeping areas available.


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