: U.S. Snowboard Team member Toby Miller trains at Timberline Resort. Photo: @ussnowboardteam/ @mikedawsy

Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s mountain resorts.
March 23, 2023

Spring season is here and with it – Spring Passes! But, you might be in for a wintery surprise this Spring Break—we’ve got January conditions to kick off the holiday, check out the most-recent Powder Alert for this week. Also be sure to read up on best practices for winter driving ahead of your planned outing and check tripcheck in advance.

March 25: Spring Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows
March 25: Wy’Easter Skimo Race at Timberline
March 25: Spring Fest on the Mountain at Skibowl featuring the Garcia Birthday Band
March 25: Rodeo Day at Hoodoo Ski Area
March 26: A Taste Of Nordic at Anthony Lakes
March 26: Wy’Easter Skimo Race at SkiBowl

Oregon excels at spring skiing and snowboarding with a ski season that extends all the way to Memorial Day weekend — that’s almost two months longer than a traditional ski season. This extended season benefits every level of skier from the total novice to advanced freestyle riders. Spring days are longer and warmer, with a full spectrum of ski conditions from powder to corn snow. Oregon ski areas have a substantial base this season, which means you can expect great coverage from top to bottom.

Several Oregon resorts including Timberline, Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Meadows offer special budget-friendly spring passes. Mt. Ashland and Warner Canyon have extended their seasons further into the Spring due to the great coverage. Get all the details below!

Latest Updates

Mt. Hood

A stunning day on the slopes of Timberline. (Photo courtesy Timberline)
  • Timberline Ski Area Timberline is once again offering discounted spring passes for $269 allowing for 78 days of spring skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood.  The lifts are spinning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  Visitors can experience the Longest Vertical run in the U.S. at Timberline (new in 2021-22). The Alpine Trail from Timberline to Summit Pass base area has been widened ahead of this winter for an even better ski experience.
Deep powder snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows
Incredible February conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows. (Photo: Richard Hallman)
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is offering reduced price Spring Passes which are on sale now starting at $169 and valid from March 6, 2023 through april 29—the end of the season. Lifts are spinning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Nordic Center is also open. The resort is also offering Spring Pass Packages which includes a spring pass and three two-hour lessons and rentals for the rest of the season—this a great package for anyone wanting to learn to ski or snowboard this spring.
A snowy image of the new 200-foot covered conveyor.
Timberline’s Summit Pass new beginner conveyor.
  • Timberline Summit Pass is open Thursday through Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the resort will be open 7 days/week through Spring Break). Summit Pass unveiled it’s new, beginner-friendly 200-foot conveyor named Heidi’s Conveyor (after Heidi, the Timberline Lodge St. Bernard). The resort is open for skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl is open with lifts scheduled to run Monday–Friday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The resort is also open for daytime and Cosmic Tubing Saturday and Sunday by reservation. Spring operating hours go into effect beginning March 27; the resort is open through April 9, 2023.

    Loading the Homestead Lift at Cooper Spur.
    A great sunny snow day at Cooper Spur.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is now closed for the 2022-23 season.

Central Oregon

A powder day on the Northwest Chair at Mt. Bachelor.
A powder day on the Northwest Chair at Mt. Bachelor.
  • Mt. Bachelor  is open with operations 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. Mt. Bachelor offers the most open terrain in North America during its Sunchaser Spring season; the resort is now offering the Sunchaser Spring Pass to ski and ride from April 1 through May 28, 2023 for $319. All 4,318 acres of terrain is scheduled to remain open every day the weather permits through the end of April including the Sunrise lodge and base area. As the season gets along, Mt. Bachelor remains open with 2,000 acres accessed via the West Village base area. Be sure to download the Mt. Bachelor app for all the latest info. The Nordic Center is also open daily. Winter camping is available by reservation.
  • Hoodoo Ski Area is open Wed. – Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (night operations end March 31, with the resort closing at 4 p.m.) and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m through April 23rd conditions permitting.  The Nordic center is open Fri. – Sun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Autobahn Tubing Park is open Saturday and Sunday and holiday Mondays.
  • Willamette Pass is open with lifts spinning five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The resort offers top-to-bottom skiing from the Eagle Peak Accelerator (EPA) lift. The resort joined the Power Pass for 2022/23, with passes starting at $99 and lift tickets from $12. Kids 12 and under season passes are free. Enjoy the new snowmaking and upgraded rental equipment.
  • Warner Canyon is open on weekends for the season. Please check the resort Facebook page before heading up. The resort is now open through the weekend of March 25-26.

Southern Oregon

An overview of Mt. Ashland.
Mt. Ashland is enjoying a stellar winter.
  • Mt. Ashland is open Thursday through Monday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with twilight skiing offered Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m . The resort has extended its season with two bonus weekends through April 23, with a current snowfall total of 278 inches!

Eastern Oregon

A snowboarder riding through deep powder under the chairlift.
Anthony Lakes has the snow this winter.
  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is open for its 60th season, operating Thursday-Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Sunday, April 9 with extended operations during Spring break (March 27–31). Lift tickets are available online or in person.
  • Ferguson Ridge is open weekends through April 1. The lifts run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The most up-to-date info is on the Fergi Facebook page.
  • Spout Springs Ski Area is closed for the season. Currently for sale.

2022-23 Events

March 25: Spring Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows
March 25: Wy’Easter Skimo Race at Timberline
March 25: Spring Fest on the Mountain at Skibowl featuring the Garcia Birthday Band
March 25: Rodeo Day at Hoodoo Ski Area
March 26: A Taste Of Nordic at Anthony Lakes
March 26: Wy’Easter Skimo Race at SkiBowl
April 1: Full Sail Banked Slalom at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 1: Dummy Downhill at Mt. Ashland
April 8: CoreNation Rail Jam and Demo Days at Timberline
April 7 & 8: Mazot Fest ft. Double Mountain at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 8: Spring Fling at Hoodoo Ski Area
April 8: Schuss Alley Banked Slalom at Anthony Lakes
April 9: Easter Egg Hunt at Hoodoo Ski Area
April 15–16: Subaru WinterFest at Mt. Bachelor
April 15: Pride Day at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 17: Easter Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt at Timberline Lodge
April 19–23: RendezVan at Mt. Bachelor
April 29: Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows
May 27–28: Season Finale at Mt. Bachelor (details to come)
July 21–23: Wy’east Trailfest at Mt. Hood Meadows
Sept. 9–10: Mt. Hood Trail Games at Mt. Hood Meadows

Safe Winter Driving

Safety is no accident, but icy roadways can be an accident waiting to happen—read up on best practices for winter driving ahead of your planned outing and check tripcheck in advance. Consider delaying your trip until road conditions improve or utilizing public transit to get to the mountains.

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. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2.  People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3.  Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4.  Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5.  You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6.  Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8.  You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9.  Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10.  If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

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

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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