Timberline Lodge & Ski Area

The only ski area in North America that’s open twelve months of the year.

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area is located near the top of Mt. Hood and offers some of the state’s most scenic skiing and up to 3,690 vertical feet. Afterward, dine or stay overnight at historic Timberline Lodge, a classic WPA-era lodge, complete with resident St. Bernards.

Timberline offers the longest ski season in North America. The winter season typically begins early to mid-November and continues through Memorial Day. The Palmer Express high-speed quad lift allows the resort to operate later into the summer season than any other resort (usually June 1st through Labor Day). Many years, Timberline opens for fall skiing as well. The Palmer lift operates in the spring and summer seasons only. During the winter months, the resort also offers snowcat rides to the top of Palmer when weather permits. In the winter, you’ll find the snowboard terrain park next to the Stormin’ Norman chairlift; in May it moves up-mountain to the Upper Mile Chair, where summer ski and snowboard camps put it to good use. Snowshoeing is also available and is a great way to experience the winter wonderland around Timberline Lodge. The lodge recently introduced lift-accessed bike park riding, with rentals and marked trails around the scenic lodge. 

The cozy lodge is a welcome relief after a full day on the slopes. In the height of winter, the ground floor of the lodge is typically fully buried in snow, with entry through a snow tunnel, or directly into the second floor.

Located on Hwy 26, 60 miles east of Portland

Snow Report

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  • 24HR


  • BASE


More information about Timberline Lodge & Ski Area

  • Acres of Terrain


  • Average Annual Snow Base

    10 to 15 feet

  • Average Annual Snowfall

    400 inches

  • Base Lodge Elevation

    6,000 feet

  • Beginner Runs


  • Bottom Lift Elevation

    4,850 feet

  • Expert Runs


  • Intermediate Runs


  • Maximum Run Length

    3 miles

  • Night Skiing


  • Number of Runs


  • Top Lift Elevation

    8,540 feet

  • Total Lifts


  • Vertical Drop

    3,690 feet