: Epic conditions early December at Mt. Hood Meadows. Photo: Richard Hallman/Mt. Hood Meadows.

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
January 19, 2021
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The Latest Updates

Welcome to MLK weekend! Let’s go skiing! Oregon Ski Areas are open across the state with plenty of room to ski and snowboard in the great outdoors. Read more about What To Expect at Oregon Ski Areas During COVID-19, there’s a lot to know before you head up!

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 (NOTE: neoprene masks with breathing holes are not acceptable this winter, please wear a solid, tightly-woven covering that completely covers your nose and mouth).

The Upper Plaza terrain park at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is in prime condition.
  • Timberline Ski Area is open for skiing and snowboarding 7 days a week. Night skiing is offered Fridays through Sundays from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Ski Area capacity will be managed based on how many cars the parking lot is able safely accommodate, first-come-first-served. The resort opens for parking beginning at 7:30am and asks guests to stay in their car until the Wy’ East Day Lodge opens at 8:00am. Timberline anticipates capacity to free up in the afternoons when people often leave after a morning of skiing.
  • Mt. Bachelor is open 7 days a week to visitors with a confirmed parking reservation. The resort is operating with 4,323 acres of skiable terrain, several terrain parks, and with 15 lifts spinning conditions permitting. Lodge operations are limited, read more about the Mt. Bachelor “Back To Basics” plans for this winter on the website.
How we all feel about getting some turns in during this ski and snowboard season. (Image courtesy Richard Hallman/Mt. Hood Meadows)
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is open 7 days a week with Meadows After Dark running Wednesdays through Sundays from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm. 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. Check out Toyota Night Lessons, a great opportunity to learn or improve your on-the-snow skiing/riding at a great price.

 

  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is currently closed as of 1/14/2021 awaiting more snow. The resort is usually open for downhill skiing and snowboarding Saturdays and Sundays, plus President’s Day Monday from 9:00am  – 4:00pm; and Friday evenings beginning January 8, 2021 for night skiing from 4:00 – 8:00pm. Cooper Spur offers 10 runs with mainly beginner and intermediate terrain. There is no snow tubing at Cooper Spur this season. Cooper Spur also offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing on 6.5 km of beginner to advanced level terrain with Nordic and Snowshoe packages and equipment available for rent. 
  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is open Thursdays-Sundays, and major Monday holidays including MLK Day, President’s Day and March 22-26 for Spring Break. Lifts run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Pre-purchase your ticket (print or take a screenshot of your receipt) and head to the mountain. The rental shop and ski school will be open. There will also be limited food and beverage available through the “Ski Up Starbottle” window, and Creston’s Yurt will be open on the weekends. The Nordic trails are groomed and track-set, but the Nordic Center remains closed. Please purchase you trail pass online or at the ticket window upon arrival.
A little skier in front of a big view at Mt. Ashland. (Photo courtesy Mt. Ashland)
  • Mt. Ashland is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday except for during Oregon Spring Break (March 22-26, 2021). Twilight skiing is cancelled for this season. 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.

 

  •  Mt. Hood Skibowl is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Night Riding available from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm seven nights a week. 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 as of Dec. 19, 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.

 

  • Willamette Pass is open. Operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday, plus select holidays. 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 Chuck’s page for updates on Hoodoo operation. The Autobahn tubing park is closed for the season.

 

  • Summit Ski Area is open for skiing and tubing Thursday thru Monday  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.
  • Warner Canyon is open on weekends for the season, but will be closed the weekend of Jan. 16-17 awaiting more snow. Please check the Warner Canyon Instagram page for updates. Stay tuned for the first weekend of night skiing, coming soon!

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WINTER 2020/21 EVENTS

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021: Full Moon Snowshoe at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Join us for a lovely night of socially-distanced snowshoeing under the full moon. This hotel package includes a room for two, snowshoes, and the guided snowshoe walk.  Availability is limited to keep the group small, some may restrictions apply.

March 28, 2021:Full Moon Snowshoe at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area.Join us for a lovely night of socially-distanced snowshoeing under the full moon. This hotel package includes a room for two, snowshoes, and the guided snowshoe walk.  Availability is limited to keep the group small, some may restrictions apply.

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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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