The ski season at Timberline is long… really, really long. On typical snow years, we’re able to operate our lifts 7-days a week through Labor Day! We’ve got 3,690 vertical feet from the top of our Palmer Lift to the bottom of the Jeff Flood Express — enough to make even the most fit legs burn on those days when we’re able to open up all of the terrain*. We’re located near the top of an 11,245-foot volcano—the tallest mountain in all of Oregon. Go ahead. Enjoy the stats. 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). For up-to-date hours of operation, call our Sno Phone at 503-222-2211, or view our conditions page.*The Palmer lift operates in the Spring and Summer seasons only. During the winter months, we offer snowcat rides to the top of Palmer 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.
The Wy’East Day Lodge offers year-round full skier facilities, including food service, lounge, rental shop, ski school, lockers, gift shop and skier services.
5 High Speed Quads
1 Passenger Snowcat
TOTAL UPHILL CAPACITY
9,869 people per hour
175-200” per season (measured from opening date until end of winter season in April)
400-500″ per year
Progression-based terrain for all ability levels
5 parks and 1 pipe in spring
Multiple camp features + 1 public terrain park in summer
SNOW PLAY (sledding, tubing, etc.)
Skier Services: 503-272-3158
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Timberline Ski Area is a Mt. Hood National Forest ski area on public lands, operated by RLK and Company as a lift-accessed, downhill recreation area. We ask that you observe all policies and postings. Users of the groomed and maintained areas within the Timberline Ski Area are required to display a valid lift ticket or pass, and must abide by the Oregon Skiers Responsibility Code and “Rules of Use”:
1. With the exception of summer trail hiking, human-powered use of the ski area (uphill or downhill) for the purpose of recreation is not allowed on any improved area without a lift ticket.
2. Uphill climbers, Nordic skiers, or snowshoe users must avoid groomed runs unless designated for their use.
3. Bicyclists are not permitted in the Timberline permit area unless they are ticketed Timberline Bike Park users or are accessing the Timberline to Town Trail.
A copy of our “Rules of Use” can be obtained at the Guest Services Desk in the Wy’east Day Lodge.