What makes Hood River relaxing is are the many cozy brew pubs, good restaurants and a walkable downtown. It is usually very popular among water sports fans but it certainly has that “winter town” vibe. There are many trails you can walk with snowshoes…If you get tired from all the skiing and all that, seek refuge at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum to see some historic small planes and beautifully restored old cars. If you like wine, then the Mt. Hood Winery may be for you. Buy a bottle and you won’t have to pay for the wine tasting. Other than for wine, the place is great for exceptional scenic views of Mt. Hood.