Winter Lodge

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.

Aubrey Lodge Photos

Nanitch sits just North of Government Camp. The lodge faces a tubing hill, accessed from the basement thrugh the tunnel seen in the lower right of this photo.Inside, the lodge is a cozy place to warm up after hours of tubing fun

Nanitch Lodge Photos

Shown here in summertime, Phlox Hut has a distinctive tower, which comes in handy in heavy snow conditions...When snow comes, much of the hut is covered

Phlox Hut Photos



On this page:

2014-2015 Winter Lodge Schedule

Maps, downloads and other information

Download: Winter Lodge Flyer to help explain the program to your unit committee

Download: Winter Lodge Leader Guidebook - contains all the details you'll need for your visit

Making a Winter Lodge Reservation

Cascade Pacific Council operates three lodges on the slopes of Mount Hood. These lodges are operated for Scout use each weekend, December through March.  Each weekend date is assigned to an age group (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, etc) to keep the tubing hills safe and everyone smiling.  All reservations are made online - units that participate in a Winter Lodge Service Day will get access to the reservation system early as well as a 29% discount.  On October 27 when the registration is open to everyone this page will contain links for all scheduled Winter Lodge unit activities.  All Winter Lodge Service Days and links to sign up for them are listed below.  

 Winter Lodge Service Dates

Cub Scout Packs Boy Scout Troops

Winter Lodge Cleanup Day - (for Cub Scout Pack Leaders)

Saturday, October 11 At Aubrey Watzek Lodge-  Sign in at 8:00am

Send a minimum of two adults per Pack Please NO Cub Scouts or children under the age of 11

September 13 - Traditional Wood Cut date 8am-4pm at all three lodges, limit of about 200 youth to move wood into place for winter at Aubrey and Nanitch, with 1 adult per 8 Scouts, 2 adults minimum per unit.  Sign in at the lodge you wish to use this winter (at Nanitch if using Phlox)

October 11 - Winter Lodge Cleanup Day 8am-4pm at Nanitch Lodge - limit of about 100 youth to clean the lodge and prepare it for the winter, with 1 adult per 8 Scouts, 2 adults minimum per unit.  Sign in at Nanitch if using Phlox.


To find the lodges, please visit the winter lodge section of the downloads page.

Downloads (forms & guides)

Please visit the winter lodge section of the downloads pageto find info sheets and other forms related to the winter lodges. These sheets provide a quick reference to facts, fees, rules, schedules, parking, etc.

Be Prepared for road conditions

Before you head up to a lodge, be sure to Be Prepared by checking road conditions at 

Lodge Weather Policy

Lodges are open unless ODOT closes the highway with no alternate routes, resulting in no access to the lodge. ODOT notices are posted at Please BE PREPARED for winter driving by visiting for road conditions, and prepare accordingly.  No refunds are provided unless ODOT closes the highway.

Volunteers Needed!

The winter lodge program can only exist through the service of Winter Lodge Directors who each serve as host for one or two weekends each winter. Lodge Directors care for the building, turning on water, power, and other utilities, and shutting them down properly to prevent freezing when the weekend is over.

Lodge director benefits:

A small stipend to help with fuel costs and sno-park permit.

Opportunity to sign up a troop or pack early for preferred dates.

Free Winter Lodge Director hat.

Option to purchase Winter Lodge Director fleece jacket.

Warm feelings from helping Scouts have a great (and safe) adventure at the winter lodges!

New lodge directors serve initially as an 'apprentice' to learn the details of each lodge before hosting weekends on their own. Once they've learned both lodges, they're ready to host the lodges on their own.

If you're interested in becoming a lodge director, please download the application form. Questions may be directed to Bo Henderson at the council office (phone 503.226.3423; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.