In an unusually dry early ski season, Timberline offers some of the best local skiing for the holidays, and the most vertical feet of ski terrain in Oregon. Currently a 30 inch snow base at lodge level gives us just enough snow to groom up most of the slopes on the lower mountain and run every lift except the Jeff Flood Express. The skiing on the Magic Mile provides more snow but is confined to the canyon runs where skiers will find fun contours and sloped walls as they wind their way down a mile of interesting ski and snowboard terrain above the lodge. Up higher on the mountain is Timberline’s “ace up the sleeve;” the wonderful Palmer Snowfield. While usually closed this time of year due to winter weather and snow conditions, this season the Palmer Express is set to run on a daily basis through this dry spell we are forecasted to experience during this year’s holiday season. This is good news for seasoned skiers and snowboarders as the famous Palmer Express will take them to the 8500 foot level of the mountain, opening up some of the most memorable and scenic ski terrain and expertly groomed runs on the Palmer Snowfield. So don’t let this dry spell deter you from skiing and riding this holiday season. Come to Timberline! This is in fact a rare opportunity to carve seemingly endless turns from the top of Palmer to the bottom of the Pucci lift; some 3200 vertical feet of skiing under blue sky and sunshine!