: Photo: Timberline Lodge & Ski Area

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
June 3, 2019
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Update for August 2019

What an amazing summer! The wildflowers are blooming, the melting snow is trickling into mountain creeks, running into rivers and plunging over waterfalls. The days are full as we’re being treated to crisp summer mornings, leading into afternoons packed with adventure and activities, then evenings marked by spectacular sunsets. Many of Oregon’s mountain resorts welcome visitors throughout the summer with mountain biking, hiking, ziplining, and many more adventures, plus a packed roster of events.

Check out this overview of the incredible Mountain Biking at ski areas across Oregon including Mt. Hood SkibowlMt. BachelorAnthony Lakes Mountain Resort and Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Also have a look at our roundup of Off-Season Ski Area Adventures.

In resort news Mt. Hood Meadows is building the new Sahale this summer, with 23,500 square feet of dining and resort services space. Read all about this exciting new development on the Mt. Hood Meadows resort page.

Mt. Bachelor is open for the summer. The resort has exciting plans in the works with the recently announced Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park including new beginner terrain in the Sunrise base area, three new beginner lifts and a remodeled Sunrise Lodge with increased parking; and for summer 2020, a new high-alpine zip line experience! On the mountain biking front, the new advanced Red Line trail is officially open, which means the bike park is in full operations for the 2019 season. Stay tuned to the Mt. Bachelor social channels for updates.

Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl is open for the summer. The Adventure Park is a playground for the whole family, with more than 20 attractions including zip lines, the Malibu Raceway, a bungee tower, mini golf, disc golf, a kiddie canoe, and a half-mile dual alpine slide with speeds up to 20 miles per hour along the 350-foot drop.

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is open for the summer ski season, plus phase 1 of the new Timberline Bike Park is open! This marks a major milestone for Timberline, with the introduction of lift-accessed mountain bike riding for the whole family. Looking ahead, Timberline Lodge has announced the lineup for the 8th annual Labor Day Mountain Music Festival, on Monday, September 2, with the theme of ‘Steal Your Mountain’, a tribute to the Grateful Dead. Mark your calendars and book your lodging at Timberline—admission is free. The resort will still be open for skiing as well, with access to the Magic Mile and Palmer lifts as well as the Timberline parks.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 17: Makers Market at Mt. Hood Meadows – Meet local artisans and craftsmen who are displaying their crafts, food, clothing and other homemade goods. Live music by Larry and Raven.

August 23-24: Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival at Mt. Bachelor is back for the fifth straight summer. New this year, the 2019 Full Tilt RACE & REPEAT Gravity Stage Racing Series is taking place, which is the Northwest’s brand new race series featuring a fully lift-assisted race & repeat format with multi-runs down every stage.

Saturday, August 24: Mutts on the Mountain at Mt. Hood Meadows – The Oregon Humane Society and Mt. Hood Meadows invite all outdoor-loving people and dogs to the 3rd Annual Mutts on the Mountain! Special festival activities include doggie sno-cones, dog cooling stations, photo booth, beer and wine garden, and more. Guests and their dogs can also explore the mountain; there are three self-guided hiking trails open to people and their dogs. All event proceeds will benefit the animals at the Oregon Humane Society (OHS).

Sunday, August 25 (NEW EARLIER DATE!): Mushroom Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows – Enjoy a day of guided foraging for local mushrooms, explore mushroom dishes and expert educational sessions. Have your own? Have our experts help you identify them! The festival features Mushroom Cooking Demos, Expert Guided Tours, Expert Identification and live music. Enjoy the Mushroom Food Festival after you spend the day looking for your bounty (reservations online).

 

Monday, September 2 (Labor Day): Timberline Labor Day Mountain Music Festival at Timberline Lodge.

September 6-8: 2019 Mt. Bachelor Autocross

September 13-15: Outdoor City USA at Mt.Bachelor. Outdoor City USA, a multi-sport event featuring biking, running, hiking, and climbing activities and competitions for all ages and abilities, is set to descend on Mt. Bachelor. This family-friendly event has something in store for all outdoor enthusiasts, supported by a variety of vendors and exhibitors showcasing the newest in outdoor equipment. In addition to cyclocross and mountain bike races, to skills clinics, to group rides, runs, hikes and climbs, Outdoor City USA will feature plenty of music, food, and beverages, and a signature Saturday evening mid-mountain party at Mt. Bachelor’s Pine Marten Lodge.

September 13–15: The Oregon Love at Hoodoo Ski Area – Bus and Adventure Vehicle Campout. The Oregon Love is distinctly tailored for the discerning VW Bus, Westy, Eurovan, Syncro, Sprinter Truck Campers, Compact RV, Jeep, Customs, MOG, Enduro and road-life/outdoor vehicles and their people.

Saturday, September 14: Rabbits Ears To Beers at Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Cancer Bike Out Events presents the fourth annual Rabbit Ears to Beers. Ride all the top trails from Mt. Ashland to Caldera for this once a year fundraiser for Asante Foundation and Mt. Ashland Association. Registration includes shuttles provided by Ashland Mountain Adventures and Dinner reception by Caldera Brewing.

Friday and Saturday, November 22-23: Snowvana at the Oregon Convention Center. Don’t miss the 4th Edition of the Northwest’s Fastest Growing Get Stoked Festival. Snowvana features the Mt. Hood Film Festival, a great selection of craft beers and spirits, live music from local artists, the latest gear from area retailers and manufacturer reps to provide advice. Snowvana is also the only place where you can pick up your season pass from all of Oregon’s top resorts

Closed For The 2018-19 Ski Season

Willamette Pass Resort is closed for the ski season. Check the conditions report for updates heading into next winter.

Hoodoo Ski Area is now closed for the season. Check the Mountain & Lift Status for the latest updates.

Mt. Ashland has closed for the season, check the calendar for summer events. Check in on the Mountain Report for updates.

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort  is now closed for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Follow the Cooper Spur website for updates.

Summit Ski Area is closed for the ski season. Check the resort homepage for updates on summer operations.

Anthony Lakes Ski Area The resort reopens July 5 for summer operations. Check the website for updates on summer operations.

Ferguson Ridge is closed for the season as of April 6, 2019. Check the Ferguson Ridge homepage for updates.

Warner Canyon is now closed for the season as of March 24, 2019.

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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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