: Mt. Hood Meadows. Photo: Richard Hallman

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
June 3, 2020
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The Latest Updates

As of May 15,  counties across Oregon are entering Phase 1 of the governor’s framework for reopening. Timberline Ski Area is currently open for summer skiing, June 1, 2020 through September 7 (Labor Day).

  • Timberline Ski Area Guests: Before purchasing a lift ticket or a public Summer Pass, guests who are not part of a summer ski or snowboard camp and wish to ski or snowboard, will need to get a complimentary but mandatory daily reservation. Reservations are available beginning at 2:00pm each day for the following day and runs until ski area capacity is reached. If all the daily reservations are not allocated, skiers and snowboarders will be able to get a reservation at Timberline before purchasing a lift ticket or using their public Summer Pass. While the resort is still refining its social distancing processes, they anticipate reservations being available for most summer guests.For initial summer operations starting Monday, June 1st:
    • Operating hours are 8am – 2pm
    • Norm’s runs through Wednesday, then will be reassessed.
    • Blossom Park will be open with two small jumps and some basic jibs
    • Daily summer lift ticket is $75 (must be purchased at window)
    • Public Summer Pass – $899
    • Palmer is expected to open by the end of the week

    June 29th Timberline Freestyle Park Opens

    • Located in the legendary Palmer Park Zone
    • Serviced with handle tow
    • Geared for progression
    • Open to the public and camps

Additional resort statuses:

  • Mt. Bachelor is now closed following a late season reopening for passholders from May 16–24, 2020. Stay tuned for summer operation plans.
  • Mt. Hood Meadows With the USFS lifting restrictions on the Mt. Hood National Forest, starting Friday May 29 the resort will allow parking at trail heads and on nearby roads. Uphill travel is allowed, but not encouraged. Find more information on uphill travel here.
  • Willamette Pass is closed for the season. There is no hiking, sledding, tubing or uphill traffic allowed within the Resort Boundary.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl adventure park will open for summer operation on June 24th! As of now, all uphill travel is prohibited on Mt. Hood Skibowl Property.
  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is closed for the season. ALMR will continue to plow and sand the 73 Road to the ski area so that you can get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and stay active and healthy. Trail use is free of charge.
  • Mt. Ashland The resort is now closed for the season. You are welcome to head up and enjoy all of the snow on the ground. Passes are e on sale for $324 adult passes for the 2020-2021 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.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is closed for the season. Follow the Cooper Spur website for updates and to see the new resort webcam.

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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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