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

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s mountain resorts.
May 23, 2022
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Spring is finally here, bringing warmth and sunny skies to Oregon ski resorts for the final week of operations—this snowy “spring” is one we’ll be talking about for years to come!  Timberline currently boasts a 175-inch snowpack and the uppermost Palmer chair is now open (conditions permitting). Timberline and Mt. Bachelor are both open through Memorial Day. Timberline transitions to summer operations in June, with Summer Alpine Passes on sale now.

Latest Updates

  • Timberline Ski Area is open as with operating hours from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily conditions permitting. Lift tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services ticket window, which opens at 8 a.m. Summer Alpine Passes are on sale now for $999, valid May 23 – August 21, 2022, offering access to the upper Magic Mile and Palmer lifts as well as the public park and halfpipe.
    Timberline Summer Snow Camps are returning to Mt. Hood this summer and reservations are now open.
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is closed for the winter season, but summer operations are gearing up. Reservations are now available for Summer Kids camps for ages 6 to 16 and include activities such as hiking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. The resort is also offering daycare this summer including 4-day Preschool Camps (30 months through 5 years) or Drop In Daycare (6 weeks old through 11) for parents and caretakers to enjoy working remotely from the sundeck or in the lodge, go on a hike or on a scenic chair lift ride. Daycare is reservation only.
    Reservations are also open for Summer Culinary Tours at the Sahale Lodge, including Polynesian, Mexican and Italian dining experiences for Summer 2022. Overnight RV parking is also available by reservation-only on weekends throughout the summer.
  • Timberline Summit Pass operations are closed for the summer.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl summer adventure park is scheduled to open June 11, 2022 conditions permitting.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort: Lodging is open, with the farm-to-table restaurant open Thursday – Monday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Central Oregon

  • Mt. Bachelor is in the midst of Sunchaser Spring with lifts spinning daily from  8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Pine Marten, Sunrise, and Summit will continue operating through May 29, conditions permitting. Plan to base all your adventures out of West Village. Mt. Bachelor’s Woodward Parks are located across Sunrise and West Village, including the fresh cut Superpipe under the Pine Marten chair. Mt. Bachelor Nordic Trails are also open for the season, click for the Nordic conditions report.
    Alpine Spring Passes are on sale now and provide unrestricted all-mountain lift access, valid for up to 65 days of skiing or snowboarding starting Saturday, March 26, 2022. The Nordic Spring Pass is on sale now and is valid from Saturday, March 26 through the planned closing date of Sunday, May 29.
    Bookings are now open for Summer Operations including the Zipline tour, Sun Country rafting tours, sunset dinners, scenic chairlift rides, and bike park tickets.

Southern Oregon

Eastern Oregon

  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort summer operations include mountain bike laps on the Broadway Flow Trail, fishing and hiking in the beautiful Elkhorn Mountains, and finishing off your day on the deck at The Starbottle Saloon, enjoying their famous wood-fire pizza with a local pint. Summer reservations are open for overnight stays at Creston’s Yurt.
  • Ferguson Ridge [CLOSED]

2021-22 Events

May 28–29: Board, Bike & Brew Winter Season Finale at Mt. Bachelor
May 28: Kings ‘N’ Queens of the Mountain & Stein Hoisting at Mt. Bachelor
May 29: Pond Skim Championships at Mt. Bachelor
June 3 & 4: Morel Mushroom and Brew Dinner, Featuring pFriem at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 2: Polynesian Culinary Tour at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 8: Stargazer Dinner at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 9: Stargazer Dinner at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 9 & 10: Makers Market at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 16 & 17: Wy’east Howl at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 30: Balance Bike Race at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 6 & 7: Mt. Hood Trail Games at Mt. Hood Meadows
Sundays in August (7, 14, 21, 28) & Sept. 4: Mushroom Hunt Series at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 12: Stargazer Dinner at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 13: Mexican Culinary Tour
August 20: Summer Brew Fest
August 20: Summer Brewer’s Dinner Featuring Double Mountain
August 27: Mutts on the Mountain

Stay in the Know

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As a reminder, Deep Snow Safety  is a resource  all skiers and riders should utilize. Remember to ski and snowboard with a friend and always keep your partner in site.

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 Tips

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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