Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
November 27, 2021
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Editor’s note: Face coverings (ages 5 and up) are required at all indoor public spaces statewide, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more here. 

Oregon ski areas are preparing for the winter ahead. You can find out more about season passes on offer this winter as well as news and upgrades to ski areas at this link. Have you caught up on the most-recent NOAA winter outlook? The forecast is optimistic with colder-than-normal temperatures expected in the Pacific Northwest as well as above-average precipitation, which equals ❄️❄️❄️
Stay patient friends – #winteriscoming 

Latest Updates

  • Mt. Hood Skibowl is open for limited, reservation snow tubing Skiing and snowboarding as of Nov. 27 – book now. Opening dates have not yet been announced. Season passes are on sale now.
  • Timberline Ski Area is closed ahead of the winter. Season passes are on sale now. Night skiing at Timberline is scheduled to operate Christmas Day through Jan. 2, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays and holiday Sundays thereafter through March 4, 2022.
  • Mt. Bachelor  Mt. Bachelor is closed ahead of the winter, with the opening date to be determined once the  conditions align. Mt. Bachelor season passes, single-day lift ticket and multi-day lift tickets are now available. Gravity Sports Retail Pro Shop, Nordic Retail at the Nordic Center, Pass Pick Up, and the Clearing Rock Bar will be open and available for guests on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 – Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Mountain Gateway will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day and the Clearing Rock Bar from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
  • Willamette Pass is celebrating its 80th season this winter! Closed ahead of the season.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is closed ahead of the season.
  • Hoodoo Ski Area is closed ahead of the season. 2021-22 season passes are on sale now.
  • Warner Canyon is closed ahead of the season with a tentative opening day of Dec. 18, 2021. The resort plans to operate Dec. 18-19, Dec. 23-3; Jan. 1-3, 8-9, 15-17, 21 -23 ,29-30; Feb. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-27; March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 pending snowfall.

2021-22 Events

Dec. 3, 2021: Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) 25th Anniversary Celebration at Bend Brewing Company in Bend
Dec. 11, 2021: Celebrate the Season with Pfriem at Mt. Hood Meadows
Dec. 11, 2021: Winemaker Dinner at Cooper Spur
Dec. 11-12, 2021: Backcountry Pub with 10 Barrel Brewing at Mt. Bachelor
Dec. 17-19, 2021: Dirksen Derby 14 Snowboard Rally Race at Mt. Bachelor
Dec. 22-23, 2021: Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Hood Meadows
Dec. 24, 2021: Santa on the Slopes at Mt. Bachelor
Dec. 31, 2021: New Year’s Eve Dinner with Mt. Hood Meadows
Dec. 31, 2021: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hoodoo
Jan. 17, 2022: Rotary Night at Mt. Hood Meadows
Feb. 26, 2021: SnoFest at Warner Canyon
March 3-6, 2022: Winter Pridefest– AN LGBTQ ski Weekend at Mt. Bachelor
March 12, 2022: 5th Annual Oregon Adaptive Sports Ski For All at Mt. Bachelor
March 19, 2022: Spring Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 2, 2022: Banked Slalom at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 9, 2022: Mazot Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 16, 2022: Pride Day at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 23-24, 2022: reVEGETATE Ski & Snowboard Contest at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 30, 2022: Suits and Boots at Mt. Hood Meadows
May 7, 2022: Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows

Stay in the Know

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Ski and Snowboard Safety

Skiers and snowboarders should always follow the Skier’s Responsibility Code, which exists to raise awareness that there are elements of risk in snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce:

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Backcountry Tips

If you’re planning on heading into the backcountry, check current avalanche conditions at the Northwest Avalanche Center daily report for the Mt. Hood region. The Central Oregon Avalanche Center publishes forecasts for the area around Mt. Bachelor.

Those skiing in steep and ungroomed terrain should be familiar with Deep Snow Safety and become informed on traveling and recreating in avalanche terrain. Find more tips on skiing and snowboarding safety here. Avalanche forecasts are available through the Northwest Avalanche Center (Mt. Hood), Central Oregon Avalanche Center, and Wallowa Avalanche Center in Eastern Oregon.

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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