: 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.
May 16, 2024
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It’s here—Spring! We’re looking at sunny conditions for the foreseeable future!

Mt. Hood Meadows is celebrating its final bonus spring weekend. Look for live DJ sets on the sundeck during the afternoons. Mt. Bachelor has possibly the world’s longest minipipe available to session, along with the Woodward Parks, fresh groomers and Summit laps. And it’s Palmer season at Timberline, which is also offering discounted rates at the lodge (and new outdoor pool) and spring parks!

Upcoming events:

May 18: Pole, Pedal, Paddle at Mt. Bachelor
May 18: Party in the Park and Closing Day at Mt. Hood Meadows (12 pm – 2pm)
May 26: Closing Day at Mt. Bachelor and Annual North American Pond Skimming Championships
May 27: Final Day of Winter/Spring 2024 Operations at Timberline
May 28: Summer skiing and snowboarding at Timberline
June 27: Opening day of Mt. Bachelor summer operations
July 5: Opening day of Mt. Hood Meadows summer operations

Find out why Oregon is the Place for Spring Skiing & Snowboarding.

Latest Updates

Mt. Hood

  • Timberline is open with lifts spinning from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (night skiing has concluded for the season). Lift tickets can be purchased on arrival, and private lessons are available by request. The Timberline Shuttle is also running with service from Summit Pass in Government Camp. 2024 Spring Passes are on sale now!
  • Mt. Hood Meadows is entering its final bonus weekend with Friday and Saturday operations on May 17–18. May 18 marks the closing day at Mt. Hood Meadows. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Scheduled lifts are Buttercup, Mt. Hood Express, and Cascade Express.
    Summer operations are set to kick off on
  • Summit Pass in now closed ahead of summer operations.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl is now closed ahead of summer operations.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is now closed for the winter ski season. The resort offers farm-to-table dining Thursday through Monday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and lodging specials.

Central Oregon

  • Mt. Bachelor  is now operating on spring hours, with lifts, Summit, Skyliner, and Pine Marten, spinning daily from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season. Closing day is scheduled for May 26. The Mt. Bachelor Spring Pass is valid daily starting April 1 for $349. The Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center lodge and trails will be open from 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
    The resort is set to kick off summer operations including ZipTours, downhill biking, hiking, chairlift riders and sunset dinners starting June 27. New for summer 2024—the resort is now offering year-round childcare.
  • Hoodoo Ski Area is now closed for the winter season.
  • Willamette Pass is now closed for the winter season.

 

Southern Oregon

Eastern Oregon

2024 SUMMER EVENTS

June 10: Silcox Hut Brewers Dinner at Timberline
July 14: Halo Halo public ride day at Timberline
June 19: Juneteenth Freedom Shred Presented by Spencer J. Conley at Timberline
June 28–29: Morel Mushroom Dinner feat. pFriem at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 14: Mountain Cleanup Day at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 19-21: Wy’east Trailfest at Mt. Hood Meadows
July 19 and 26, August 2 & 9: Wildcraft Experience at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 3 and 4: Hood Hundred at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 18, 25, September 1: Mushroom Hunt Series at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 24: Summer Brew Fest at Mt. Hood Meadows
August 31–Sept. 1: Timberline Daydream (A celebration of bikes, brews, and music benefiting OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital)
September 1: Mt. Hood Trail Games at Mt. Hood Meadows
Sept. 7: Bigstock Music Festival for OAS at Hoodoo Ski Area
Oct. 25: Family Fright Night at Timberline Lodge
Nov. 28: Thanksgiving at Timberline Lodge

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
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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