We’re the only ski area in North America that’s open all 12 months of the year. We’ve got 3,690 vertical feet—more than anybody else in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. We’re located near the top of an 11,245-foot volcano—the tallest mountain in all of Oregon. Go ahead. Enjoy the stats on our ski trail maps. But then get up here and enjoy the ride.
Timberline offers the longest ski season in North America. The winter season typically begins early to mid-November and continues through Memorial Day. Our Palmer Express high-speed quad lift allows us to operate later into the summer season than anyone else (usually June 1st through Labor Day). Many years, we’re open for fall skiing as well (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October snow permitting). The Palmer lift operates in the spring and summer seasons only. During the winter months, we offer snowcat rides to the top of Palmer for snowcat skiing and riding when weather permits.
Timberline boasts the Northwest’s largest vertical terrain with 3,690 vertical feet (from the top of Palmer to the bottom of Still Creek Basin). In the summer, our vertical drop is 2,616′.
Mt. Hood’s elevation is 11,245 feet. Timberline Lodge is located at 6,000 feet. Silcox Hut is at 7,000 feet. The highest operation point is the top of Palmer at 8,540 feet. The lowest operation point is the bottom of Still Creek Basin at 4,850 feet.