: Summer hiking at Timberline Lodge. Photo credit: Christopher Newitt

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
May 27, 2021 (Updated September 1, 2021)
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The Latest Updates:

  • Timberline Ski Area is closed for summer skiing as of August 15, 2021, The Magic Mile Sky Ride is scheduled to operate Saturdays and Sundays only August 15 – September 5 (the last day of scenic operations).  The Bike Park is open as of mid-July 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weather 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 include Zip Line tours, lift-access biking, sunset dinners, disco golf, and more! Summer bike park passes are on sale now, and booking is available for zip-lining, whitewater rafting and more! Summer operations continue through October 3, 2021 conditions permitting.
  •  Mt. Hood Skibowl summer operations include the Adventure Park, lift-accessed mountain biking, the Alpine Slide, disc golf, hiking, horseback riding and so much more! The resort has transitioned to fall hours with operations schedule for September  2-6th, 2021 after which time the resort will be open weekends from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm  through September 26th.

2021-22 EVENTS

October 9, 2021: Fall Harvest Brew Dinner at Mt. Hood Meadows.
November 19-21: Snowvana at the Oregon Convention Center.
December 4: Season Kickoff Party at Mt. Hood Meadows.
December 18: Winter Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows.
December 22 & 23: Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Hood Meadows.
December 31: New Year’s Eve with Mt. Hood Meadows.
January 17: Rotary Night at Mt. Hood Meadows.
March 26: Spring Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows.
April 2: Banked Slalom at Mt. Hood Meadows.
April 9: Mazot Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows.
April 16: Pride Day at Mt. Hood Meadows.
April 16: Suits and Boots at Mt. Hood Meadows.
April 23 & 24: reVEGETATE at Mt. Hood Meadows.
May 7: Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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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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