Timberline's Summit Pass (formerly known as Summit Ski Area) is officially part of the Timberline ski area as of July 2021, increasing Timberline's vertical terrain to 4,540 feet, the longest in the United States. Located in Government Camp, Oregon, the Summit Pass Lodge and base area offer affordable access to its beginner ski and snowboard terrain, as well as lessons, rentals, a restaurant and snow tubing area.
While this entire giant vertical, from Timberline to Summit Pass, is not yet lift-serviced, it is accessible via other transportation methods and available when there is enough snow at all elevations. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders with a lift ticket or season pass can take the Timberline Resort Shuttle from Summit Pass in Government Camp up to Timberline. At Timberline, catch the Magic Mile Chair Lift up to the Palmer Snowcat access point to be taken to the top of Palmer. Enjoy the ride down to the Alpine Trail or West Leg Road, which ends at the bottom of Summit Pass.
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Summit Pass Lift Tickets and Season Passes
The Summit Pass Season Pass includes unlimited access at Summit Pass in Government Camp. In March, the Summit Pass Season Pass upgrades to a Timberline Spring Pass, which is valid for unlimited skiing and riding throughout Timberline until May 30, 2022. Summit Pass Passholders also receive 25% off daily lift tickets for themselves at Timberline Lodge.
Summit Pass lift tickets area valid only at Timberline's beginner ski and snowboard area in Government Camp. These tickets may be upgraded at Guest Services for full access to all of Timberline's terrain.
PRIVATE LESSONS - $80 per person Summit Pass is the best place on Mt. Hood to learn to ski and snowboard. The gentle slope and our experienced instructors make the learning process fun! Gather your small group for a Private Family Lesson or take one by yourself. Offered Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays by appointment. Group Lessons include:
RENTALS Summit Pass is proud to offer a wide variety of NEW top-of-the-line skiing and snowboarding gear for rentals. Ski and snowboard rentals are available first-come-first-served. All rentals are first-come-first-served. Snow tubes are free with your tubing ticket. All rentals are first-come-first-served.
Summit Pass (formerly Summit Ski Area) is the second oldest continuously operating ski area in the United States and the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest. In 1959 a T-bar was installed and in 1966 the present lodge was constructed. In 1980 the current 2,300 feet long chairlift was built, providing access to approximately 3.5 miles of trails. Summit Pass base elevation is approximately 4,000 ft.
In June 2018, R.L.K. and Company, acquired 100% of the stock for what is formerly known as Summit Ski Area under a special use permit granted by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). In October 2021, a special use permit was granted for the land between Summit Pass and Timberline in order to combine the two ski areas into one. This increases Timberline's vertical from 3,690' to 4,540', the longest vertical terrain in the United States.
The vision for Summit Pass is to continue to operate as a family-oriented, affordable, community-friendly ski area, while upgrading facilities to connect Government Camp with Timberline. Upgrades are also planned to create a year-round recreation hub for outdoor activities fostering experiences and education, with an interest in increasing engagement with youth and underserved communities so as to increase opportunities and diversity in the outdoors.
Stay warm while you snow play! Summit Pass offers a limited variety of retail items, including hats, gloves, face masks, and logo gear to keep you and your family toasty in the snow.
Take a break from the slopes with a hot beverage, cold beer, or a hearty lunch. Summit Pass Lodge features local craft ales from Mt. Hood Brewing and hot toddies made with Oregon Spirits for the adults, hot chocolate and Italian sodas for the kiddos. For lunch, think burgers, chili, brats, and tots!