: Mt. Hood Meadows. Photo: Richard Hallman

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
April 9, 2021
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The Latest Updates:

The spring ski and snowboard season is here! That means we’re saying goodbye to some ski areas as they wind down operations. While others are just hitting their prime with parks, pipes and prime corduroy through the end of May! Spring Passes are on sale now at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and Mt. Bachelor with skiing planned through the end of May. Mt. Hood Meadows is also offering a spring mid-week pass with a season that extends to April 25, 2021.

Below is a frequently-updated overview including current resort operating hours with information on pre-purchasing lift tickets, rentals and lessons online in advance. This is the winter to be informed before you head up! Click on the links for each resort below to find out more. Be sure to bring and properly wear your face covering.

Read more about What To Expect at Oregon Ski Areas During COVID-19, there’s a lot to know before you head up!

The Upper Plaza terrain park at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is in prime condition.

MT. HOOD SKI AREAS

  • Timberline Ski Area is open for skiing and snowboarding 7 days a week. Ski Area capacity will be managed based on how many cars the parking lot is able safely accommodate, first-come-first-served. The 2021 Timberline Spring Pass is on sale now for $175, get a direct-to-lift pass that’s valid seven days a week March 15th through May 31st, weather permitting. That’s 78 days of spring skiing and riding. Find our more about Spring Skiing & Riding at Timberline Ski Area.
  • Summit Ski Area reopens April 9th for weekend skiing and riding, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rentals (ski, snowboard and tube) and lessons (pre-scheduled and walk-ins when possible) will be on offer. The lodge will only be open for grab-and-go food, there is no inside seating.
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is open 7 days a week. The Nordic Center is open Thursday through Monday. All lift tickets, lessons and rentals must be purchased online in advance. Your lift ticket is for a specific date and start time. The pipe is freshly-groomed and the parks are in prime condition! Meadows is offering a discounted Midweek pass that begins March 1, 2021 through the end of the season for just $239. Grab and go dining is also available this season including freestanding beer stations offering local microbrews. The resort is open through April 25, 2021.
  •  Mt. Hood Skibowl is now operating on a Spring Schedule: Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. Skiers and riders will be directed to the West Side as lift tickets will be sold on the west side only. East side will be supporting Tubing operations. The Snow Tube & Adventure Park is open with online advance reservations required. Ski School is open and reservations are REQUIRED and available now. Daily volume will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis, using parking capacity as the main gauge for volume management, including lift tickets based on availability. The resort has posted a Winter Look Ahead outlining plans.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is closed for the season as of March 28, 2021. 
Dru Brownrigg flying high in the Superpipe at Mt. Bachelor.

CENTRAL OREGON SKI AREAS

  • Mt. Bachelor is open 7 days a week with parking reservations no longer required! The resort is operating with 4,323 acres of skiable terrain and all the lifts spinning conditions permitting. The Woodward Mountain Parks are open including the new Peace Park, Performance Venue, Sky Parks and the 22-foot halfpipe. Lodge operations are limited, read more about the Mt. Bachelor “Back To Basics” plans for this winter on the website. The resort is offering a Spring Pass ranging from $184-$299, which is good for up to 65 days of skiing or snowboarding from March 27 through May 30, 2021. The resort offers the most open terrain in North America during its spring season with 4,323 acres through the end of April, transitioning to more than 2,000 acres through the end of May. Mt. Bachelor also boasts one of the premier Nordic Ski Centers in the country with 56km of trails and a season that extends well into the spring
  • Willamette Pass is open with plenty of fresh snow! Spring operating hours are in effect, which means weekends only through the closing date of April 11, 2021. You must visit the online store to purchase your tickets, rentals, and lessons. Check out the resort website for more information including Covid-19 protocol.  
  • Hoodoo Ski Area is open for day skiing (9:00am-4:00pm) Wednesday through Monday, with night skiing (3:30 – 9:00pm) Wednesday through Saturday. Anycards are on sale now for $269. Stay tuned to the events page for updates on Hoodoo operation this Spring. The Autobahn tubing park is closed for the season.
  • Warner Canyon is now closed for the season. Please check the Warner Canyon Instagram page for updates on summer events.

EASTERN OREGON SKI AREAS

  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is now closed for the season. Season passes for the 2021/2022 season are now on sale. Purchase your season pass at the lowest possible rate, ski the rest of this season and next season too.
  • Ferguson Ridge has opened intermittently for the season.  Check the Facebook page for updates on additional openings and opportunities to volunteer.

SOUTHERN OREGON SKI AREAS

A little skier in front of a big view at Mt. Ashland. (Photo courtesy Mt. Ashland)
  • Mt. Ashland is open this spring from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday through Sunday. Mt. Ashland is requiring advanced reservations across the ski area, including ticketing, ski school, and rentals. The ski lodge is closed to all guests except those renting equipment or taking a lesson. The season concludes on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Cat Ski Mt. Bailey is open for the 2020/21 season. The cat ski operation is accepting reservations for private snowcats bookings only with groups that book and arrive together with 6 person max per group. Reservations are available by calling Diamond Lake Resort 541-793-3333 (Ext 1).

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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.

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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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