: Mt. Hood Meadows Star Ridge. (Photo credit: Grant Myrdal)

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
February 15, 2019
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Update for February 15, 2019

We’re in the midst of an ongoing storm cycle that’s dropped more than four-feet of snow on Mt. Hood since Wednesday, and it’s expected to continue through President’s Day Weekend, which means great ski conditions! Oregon ski areas have solid snowpacks with resorts including Mt. Bachelor, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and Mt. Hood Meadows all reporting a settled base depth in excess of 90-plus inches! And we are expecting this weather system to continue!

Ski areas are operating on their regular season hours, with twilight/ night skiing in full effect and extended holiday hours over this Presidents’ Day weekend. Special events include Oregon Winterfest in downtown Bend, Bavarian Night at Mt. Ashland, 80s Night at Mt. Hood Skibowl, plus live music at Hoodoo and Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Looking ahead into next week, Timberline Lodge is hosting a guided full moon snowshoe tour on Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

With all of this new snow, please educate yourself about tree well and snow immersion hazards and always ski or snowboard with a partner.

On The Slopes

Mt. Hood Meadows boasts a 149-inch mid-mountain base with 245-inches of snow to date. The resort is open daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, with extended night skiing hours until 9:00pm Wednesday-Sunday. Special events this month include Saturday and Sunday guided snowshoe tours  and Toyota “Let’s Go for the Snow” Learn to Ride Deals. The best deal going is the three time midweek lift ticket offered for $149. Also this Saturday, is the Weekend Women’s Clinic. Expect snowy roads heading up to the mountain this weekend, consider taking the Park & Ride buses coming from Portland for $25 and free Hood River shuttle. Check Mt. Hood Meadows Conditions Report for updates.

Mt. Bachelor, the sixth largest ski area in the country, is operating nine lifts from Cloudchaser all the way to Northwest providing access to over 4,300 acres of skiable terrain!  The resort has received 219-inches of snowfall already this season. Visitors to Bend this weekend, can take in Oregon Winterfest, two full days and nights of fun in downtown Bend. The next Apres Ski Bash at Crow’s Feet Commons in downtown Bend is slated for Friday, Feb. 22! These events are free for all ages so bring the whole family! Check the Conditions Report for updates.

A beautiful midweek powder day at Mt. Hood Meadows (Wednesday, Feb. 13. Photo: Annie Fast)

 

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is operating lifts seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m plus night skiing, which is scheduled to operate until 9:00 pm Friday and Saturdays through March 9th plus holidays, weather permitting. Special events include a guided full moon snowshoe tour on Tuesday, February 19th at Timberline Lodge. The ski area boasts a 112-inch base at the lodge with 254 inches of annual snowfall this season. Check the conditions page for updates.

Anthony Lakes Ski Area lifts are running Thursdays through Sundays, plus this Monday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The resort is reporting a 67-inch base. Check out live music by Kory Quinn in the Starbottle this Saturday (Feb. 16) from 2:30pm to 5:30pm for some apres ski dancing! Don’t miss half-priced Thursday tickets all season. Check Bert’s Report for updated conditions.

First Tracks at Mt. Hood Skibowl on Friday, Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy Skibowl)

Mt. Hood Skibowl is open everyday with varying hours: Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 -10:00 pm. The resort also offer snow tubing Friday through Sunday, with cosmic night tubing Friday and Saturday nights. Upcoming resort events include the 11th annual 80s Night this Friday, Feb. 15, plus the Saturday Night Lights fireworks show on Feb. 16! Tuesday night is Ladies Night where ladies ski and snowboard for just $25. Check the operations report for updates.

Willamette Pass Resort is operating Wednesdays through Sundays from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, plus this Monday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, with a 74-inch base depth and 138 inches of snow this season! Check the conditions report for updates.

Hoodoo Ski Area is operating on its regular season schedule, Thursday – Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (night skiing!), Sunday – Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Autobahn Tubing Park will also run 9:00 am  to 4:00 pm Friday through Sunday. This Friday Hoodoo is hosting its Friday Night Music Series from 5:30-8:30pm featuring The Muddy Souls. Hoodoo Thrifty Thursday is ongoing this season offering all day skiing and snowboarding from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm for only $25! Also, Military Monday continues through the season offering 2-for-1 tickets with a valid military ID. Visitors from the valley have bus transportation options on select dates through the winter including the Ski Bus departing from Peak Sports in Corvallis and the Bergs Bus in Eugene. Check the Mountain & Lift Status for the latest updates.

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort offers skiing and snowboarding and instruction on ten ski runs accessed by one double chairlift and three rope tows. The resort operates Fridays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tubing is now open for the season! The resort also offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing on 6.5 kilometers of trails. Follow Cooper Spur website for updates.

Mt. Ashland  is open Saturday through Monday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm with twilight skiing! The resort has received 139-inches of snow already this season making for a 76-inch mid-mountain base. It’s Bavarian Night this Saturday with festivities from 3:30-9:00pm including torchlight parades, live music and fireworks — this fun event supports the Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol. The free SNOW BUS operates on weekends and holidays with extended service on Saturday night, check the schedule for updates. Stay tuned to the Mountain Report.

Ferguson Ridge is open weekends and holidays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm through the first Saturday in April. The ski area currently has a 35-inch base and will be open this Monday of Presidents’ Day Weekend. Check the Ferguson Ridge homepage for updates and volunteer opportunities.

Incredible conditions at Mt. Ashland this week, with more snow on the way. (photo courtesy Mt. Ashland)

Summit Ski Area is operating Thursdays through Mondays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm., with the Summit Tube Hill and the Summit Ski Lift running! Summit Ski Area is unveiling lots of updates this season thanks to new ownership with Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. The ski area currently has a 38-inch base. Check the resort homepage for ongoing updates.

Warner Canyon is open weekends and select holidays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm through March 24, 2019. Ski and snowboard lessons begin January 5, 2019. Follow the new Warner Canyon website for updates.

Spout Springs Opening TBD – follow Spout Springs on Facebook for updates.

 

Great coverage on the frontside of Mt. Bachelor. December 03, 2018. (Photo credit: Anelise Bergin/Mt. Bachelor)

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 15: Mt. Hood Skibowl 80s Night

February 15-17: Oregon Winterfest (Bend)

Saturday, February 16: Mt. Ashland Bavarian Night 

Tuesday, February 19: Timberline Lodge Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

Friday, February 22: Apres Ski Bash Concert Series at Crows Feet Commons in Bend feat. Sophistafunk

Saturday, February 23: Warner Canyon Snofest

Saturday, February 23: Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Elkhorn Classic (10k or 20k Nordic Race)!

February 28: Timberline Lodge Troon Vineyard Winemakers Dinner

March 2: Anthony Lakes Ski Area SNOW BLAST

March 9: Mt. Ashland Ski Area Screamin Lizard Tele Classic

Tuesday, March 19: Timberline Lodge Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

Friday, March 22: Apres Ski Bash Concert Series at Crows Feet Commons in Bend feat. YakAttack

March 28: Timberline Lodge J. Scott Cellars Winemakers Dinner

Thursday, April 18: Timberline Lodge Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

Friday, April 19: Apres Ski Bash Concert Series at Crows Feet Commons in Bend feat. Andy Frasco and The U.N.

 

 

Snowboarder Matt Peterson at Mt. Bachelor. December 02, 2018. (Photo credit: Anelise Bergen/Mt. Bachelor)

 

Great conditions at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. (Photo credit: Ricky Hower)
Matthias Giraud by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

Stay in the Know

Be sure to check the Powder Alert, where you’ll find information on winter storms in the forecast and see which ski areas are in the eye of the storm. Also subscribe to the Ski Oregon email newsletter for updates throughout the winter.

About The
Author

Annie Fast
Annie Fast is a lifelong snowboarder and traveler. She was the editor of TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine and prior to that worked at the summer snowboard camps on Mt. Hood. Annie writes about outdoor adventures from her home in Bend.

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