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At Timberline Lodge, we are honored to have the best groomers, lift operators, ski instructors, freestyle terrain designers and guest services team on Mt Hood. These hard-working people strive to make the mountain a safe and inviting place for skiers, snowboarders and climbers of all ages and abilities.

  • Timberline Lodge...is ground zero for summer skiing in the United States.

    Kristen LummisLiftopia The Blog
  • Timberline boasts one of the longest seasons of any ski resort. The parks, packed with awesome jibs and mid-sized jumps...where you can shred most of the summer.

    Freeskier Magazine
  • The skiing on Mt. Hood is great in the winter, but it's also the only place in the country where you can ski all summer.

    Nancy Prichard BouchardUSA Today Travel
  • Timberline Lodge offers a lovely groomed trail about a mile long that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and canyons.

    Lindsay MacNevinSnowshoe Magazine
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Ski It, See It
In February, the U.S. Forest Service rolled out a campaign to promote year-round recreation in the national forests. Featuring the tagline “Go. Play” and the hashtag #ItsAllYours, this year-long effort aims to get people outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking, picnicking, climbing and camping.

liftopia-logoLiftopia The Blog recommends Timberline Lodge as one of their three favorite ski resorts for summer fun. “Timberline Lodge lies just below Oregon’s Palmer Glacier and is ground zero for summer skiing in the United States. Home to numerous ski and snowboard camps, it’s a summer training ground for junior, collegiate and national ski teams. It’s also home to a vibrant park scene. Get up early for the best turns and then visit nearby Trillium Lake for a hike or run. Also, make time to visit the actual, historic Timberline Lodge. The Lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression as just one of hundreds of public works projects on the national forests. In the Pacific Northwest alone, the CCC improved 57 ski areas during the Depression. Timberline Lodge is the crown jewel of their achievements and offers daily architectural tours.”

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Mt Hood’s Iconic Timberline Trail to Reopen in 2017
“The Timberline Trail, a 40-mile circuit of Mount Hood, has been partly closed since 2006 when a debris flow destroyed a bridge and washed out a large swath of trail near Eliot Glaicer field.

The washout forced hikers to either navigate to a more difficult crossing or simply cut their trip short.

The U.S. Forest Service announced last week that the trail would be rerouted and a new crossing created this summer, with the hope of getting hikers on the restored pathway by 2017.”

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Top 10 Terrain Parks
Timberline named one of Freeskier Magazine’s Top 10 Terrain Parks in North America.

#7 “Timberline, on Mt. Hood, boasts one of the longest seasons of any ski resort. The parks, packed with awesome jibs and mid-sized jumps, are situated down low in the early season, and as the snow melts at lower elevations, the features are moved up the hill, ultimately settling on the Palmer Snowfield—where you can shred most of the summer.”

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10 Best Women’s Ski Getaways
Writer Nancy Prichard Bouchard offers up the top picks that deliver both the kind of extreme tutelage you need and the luxe pampering you want in USA Today Travel.

#7 “The skiing on Mt. Hood is great in the winter, but it’s also the only place in the country where you can ski all summer. From June through August, you can buy a day pass for the Magic Mile and Palmer Lift to explore the south-facing slopes of the resort’s Palmer Glacier without arctic temperatures. The skiing is open to the public, but the best experience is signing up for one of the world-class master’s ski race camps. All you need is to know how to ski — the expert coaches will teach you the rest. Camps provide coaching, daily video sessions and meals, but for a ski-in/out experience, stay at the historic Timberline Lodge, a National Historic landmark and quintessential spot with three restaurants. The breakfast buffet in the Cascade Dining Room is a deal at $15 per person; we recommend the made-to-order Belgium waffles, Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats and of course the fresh-baked pastries.”

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Pacific Coast Trail, Oregon, USA: New Reese Witherspoon film Wild retraces Cheryl Strayed’s epic hike
Writer Sheriden Rhodes of The Border Mail stops in at Timberline Lodge as he retraces some of Strayed’s (and Witherspoons) steps along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Cutter’s Camp Recap
Cutter’s Camp took place at two locations in 2015: Loon Mountain, April 12-14, and Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, May 12-14. Between the two camps, more than 80 resorts from North America, Japan, Denmark and Austria were represented. The eastern camp ran two and a half days, and the western camp five days—including an on-hill build on the famous Mt. Hood.

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Sponsored by Ski Area Management, the mission of Cutter’s Camp is to foster discussion within the field of Terrain Park Creation, Grooming, Maintenance, and share the best practices and create inspiration to run safe and successful terrain parks.

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Oregon Enthusiasts Unite! An Epic Oregon Experience
Snowshoe Magazine writer Lindsay MacNevin snowshoes on Mt Hood and writes about it.

“After exploring the lodge I headed out to strap on my snowshoes and hit the snow. Timberline Lodge offers a lovely groomed trail about a mile long that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. I was fortunate enough to head out with a conservative education officer who spoke of the landscape, plants, and lodge itself. Visitors to the lodge can experience the guided tours by moonlight with one of the knowledgeable and comedic USFS rangers. Although the snow was less than normal; I still got a great little workout trekking around this trail and stopping to take amazing pictures.”

Let It Snow! 5 Places You Can Still Snowshoe in Oregon
Also by Snowshoe Magazine writer Lindsay MacNevin

“This historic lodge sits 6,000 feet up on Mt. Hood and is one of the few places in Oregon you can find enough snow to snowshoe on. Did we mention that the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs through here, the infamous Magic Mile chairlift resides here (although replaced twice since it’s original in 1938) and Timberline Lodge offers some of the best dining and accommodation in the area? But first; back to the snowshoeing. From Timberline Lodge snowshoers can head to the rental building and pick up a pair of snowshoes and poles for the day. A marked trail sets out from the lodge and runs about a mile loop giving snowshoers views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and the surrounding area.”

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First-time snowshoeing seniors tackle Mt. Hood with Adventures Without Limits
OregonLive heads to Mt Hood with eight adventurous seniors to snowshoe around Timberline.