Entrance to the Timberline Day Lodge
The view from Magic Mile chairlift in mid-Winter.
Where can you ski all year round without leaving the continent and still ride a chairlift to do it? Look no further than Oregon's stunning Mount Hood! Located less than two hours East of the vibrant city of Portland, Timberline is one of 5 ski resorts on Hood and boasts a whopping 4,100 vertical feet of runs in the winter (unofficial stat, includes two let out trails to nearby Government Camp), and has a glacial half chair run open for approx 700 vertical feet for most of the summer.
Palmer (summit) chairlift: Lift served elevation 8,540 feet
Timberline Lodge: Main operations elevation 5,960 feet
Official base elevation: 4,850 feet
1415 Skiable acres
Average Season Snowfall: 400 inches
Average opening: November
Average closing: September
Winter Hours: 9am-4pm
Summer Hours: 7am-2pm
Summer lift ticket price: $71
For the official Timberline website click HERE
Longest ski season in North America
A normal season at TImberline Lodge starts in November and usually runs through the first week of June. In June Timberline converts to honoring the Summer Pass, or All Season Pass, and continues operations on the Palmer Glacier through the end of August or first week of September. September is maintenance month, and October can see the lifts come to life again if early season snowfall permits.
Riding up the Magic Mile chairlift in Summer.