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 3,590 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.

The cozy Timberline 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

More info:

Average annual snowfall: 550 inches
Base elevation: 4,950 feet
Vertical elevation: 3,590 feet
Longest Run: 3 miles
Ski Acres: 1,415 acres
Lifts: 6 (4 high speed quads, 1 triple, 1 double)
Trail Info: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced
Nordic: Telemark skiing on downhill trails; no cross-country trails.
Ski School: Yes
Snowboarding Profile: 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 snowboard camps put it to good use.
Recreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing: Snowshoeing available. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the winter wonderland around Timberline Lodge.