: Mt. Hood Meadows. Photo: Richard Hallman

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
May 27, 2021
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The Latest Updates:

The new Timberline Mountain Bike Park features trails for all ability levels.
  • Timberline Ski Area summer season kicks off on June 1st (expect a week of limited terrain as the resort refreshes the terrain parks and gets Palmer snowfield ready for summer training), season passes are available for purchase online now! The Bike Park is expected to open in mid-July 2021, weather and conditions permitting. Timberline and Fusion Bike Park Season Passes are on sale now (Get a Timberline Bike Park pass for $249 and receive two free bike park days at Mt. Bachelor, Grand Targhee, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and Whitefish Mountain Resort.) In addition to private lessons for all ages, Timberline is also offering 5-day consecutive and weekly bike camps for kids age 8+ and adults starting in late July. The Timberline Bike Park will host the Full Tilt gravity race September 10-11, 2021.
  • Mt. Bachelor  Mt. Bachelor summer operations including Zip Line tours and bike park begin June 12, 2021! Summer bike park passes are on sale now, and booking is available for zip-lining, whitewater rafting and more!
  • Summit Ski Area is now open with BBQ and beers on tap. Take lunch to go for a lakeside or mid-hike picnic. Dining is available Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday and Monday from 11:00am – 7:00pm.
  •  Mt. Hood Skibowl summer opening day is set for June 11, 2021.
  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort: Creston’s Yurt, located at the top of the mountain, is available to rent out nightly during the summer months—experience sunrise and sunset from 8,000 feet. Summer at the Starbottle features locally sourced food and drinks including delicious wood fired pizzas, juicy Baker Valley Beef Burgers, local green salads and more. The Starbottle will be open from July 2 through September 12, 2021.

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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 USERS

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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