: Biking through the berm at Timberline Lodge & Bike Park.

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
June 29, 2020
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The Latest Updates

Counties across Oregon continue progressing through the governor’s framework for reopening in the midst of COVID-19. 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 opened for the season on June 17, 2020

    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:

  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is scheduled to reopen July 1 for overnight lodging. The resort also offer three miles of hiking and biking trails which are easily accessed from the property in addition to other amenities.
  • Mt. Bachelor summer operations began as of June 26 with a full slate of summer activities on the mountain and on the rivers of Oregon. A new zip lining course will debut in time for July 4th weekend, in addition to downhill mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, hiking, disc golf, and whitewater rafting with Sun Country Tours. This will be the first full season of mountain biking on the newest and biggest Redline trail. Scenic Lift Rides and Sunset Dinners will also be available this summer.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl adventure park is open as of June 24th with over 20 attractions for the whole family!
  • Mt. Ashland The resort is now closed for the season. Passes are 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

 

  • 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.

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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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