: Biking through the berm at Timberline Lodge & Bike Park.

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
October 8, 2020
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The Latest Updates

Oregon Ski Areas are ramping up for a big winter as we all look forward to returning to the slopes. Read more about What To Expect at Oregon Ski Areas During COVID-19, an overview of updated operating and visitation protocols.

  • Mt. Bachelor has announced its planned opening date of Monday, December 7 for season pass holders, followed by a Friday, December 11 general opening. The resort plans to open all three base areas, Sunrise, Skyliner and West Village, to allow for  a lift and terrain footprint that will accomplish effective physical distancing. Read more about the Mt. Bachelor “Back To Basics” plans for this winter on the website.
  • Timberline Ski Area is currently closed for skiing and biking. Timberline and Fusion Season Passes are now available for purchase.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is open forovernight lodging with cabins or condos for just $189 a night, from September 13 to October 31. The resort also offer three miles of hiking and biking trails which are easily accessed from the property in addition to other amenities.

 

  • Mt. Ashland is closed for the season.  Passes are on sale for $324 adult passes for the 2020/21 season which reflects no price increase over last year. All remaining vouchers and other ticket products dated to expire this season will be honored next season.
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is closed for the season. 
  • Willamette Pass is closed for the season.

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WINTER 2020/21 EVENTS

Friday, October 23: Fall Fright Night at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. The package includes hotel room for one night, scavenger hunt throughout the lodge and other games, swimming with the monsters in the pool (reservation required at check in), a costume parade, Halloween movies for all ages streamed in your hotel room, dinner & drink specials, includes breakfast for two in the Cascade Dining Room. This event is reserved for hotel guests only.

Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Enjoy a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner with several options for main course.

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. The lodge will be decorated for the Christmas holidays with a 30’ tree, wreaths, garland, and lights. Enjoy a multi-course Christmas dinner with several options for main course .Due to Covid regulations, Santa will have to socially distance himself from the kids, the resort is working to create a safe and fun Santa experience.

Friday, December 25: Christmas Day at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Enjoy a multi-course Christmas dinner with several options for main course. Unfortunately, Dicken’s Carolers will not be able to perform Christmas songs.

Thursday, December 31: New Year’s Eve at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area.Enjoy a multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner with several options for main course. With current state guidelines, we will be celebrating New Year’s Eve on New York time! Although we are unable to dance in the new year, we will be sharing a Champagne toast and fireworks at 9pm!

 

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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.

Similarly, 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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