Historic Timberline Lodge
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The 1980 movie – The Shining – used aerial shots of Timberline Lodge as part of its opening scene, and exterior footage for some establishing shots of the fictional Overlook Hotel throughout the movie.
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it’s still being used for its original intent—a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy.
Built in 1936 as a home for skiers and climbers, Timberline is today home to North America’s longest ski season. In the height of winter, the ground floor of the lodge is typically fully buried in snow, with entry through a snow tunnel, or directly into the second floor. The lodge together with its cozy rooms, two resident St. Bernards (Bruno and Heidi) pub and restaurant, is a welcome relief after a full day on the slopes.
Average annual snowfall: 550 inches
Base elevation: 4950 ft.
Vertical elevation: 3590 ft.
Longest Run: 3 miles
Ski Acres: 1 acre
Lifts: 6 (4 high speed quads, 1 triple, 1 double)
Trail Info: 30% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced
Nordic: Telemark skiing on downhill trails; no cross-country trails.
Ski School: Yes
Snowboarding Profile: In the winter, you’ll find the snowboard terrain park next to the Stormin’ Norman chairlift; in May it moves up-mountain to the Upper Mile Chair, where summer snowboard camps put it to good use.
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