Timberline lodge and Ski Areais a perfect place to spend a day on the slopes, get away for an overnight stay or to simply visit to experience the architectural beauty and impressive history.
Located within the Mount Hood National Forest, Timberline sits at 5,960 feet. Built in the late 1930’s, the lodge is a National Historic Landmark that millions visit each year. The beautifully and intricately crafted hotel itself is worthy of visit. The main level of the lodge features a massive fireplace, a display telling the story of Timberline as well as a small room running movies sharing the story of the building of Timberline, a hallway ski museum and game room with shuffleboard and ping pong. You’ll also fiand a U.S. Ranger available for tours of the lodge.
While exploring the lodge, the craftsmanship and learning of its history make sure to enjoy a pizza or sandwich at the quaint Blue Ox where you’ll feel like you’ve just wandered into a European pub. For a birds-eye view enjoy dining on the upper level circular balcony at the Rams Head and for a wonderful brunch or dinner try the Cascade Dining Room, that has been named one of the top ten mountaintop restaurants in the Western United States and Canada by Sunset magazine.
Of course if you’re a skier or snowboarder your interests might be more focused on the mountain itself. Sitting higher than any other ski resort on Mt. Hood on the tallest mountain in Oregon with an average base of 175-200 inches of snow who can blame you! Timberline ski area offers 3.690 of vertical feet, 1,415 of skiable terrain and 5 freestyle terrain parks.
With the launch of the spring skiing season on March 1st Timberline has some great new reasons to visit with the popular Spring Pass. Going into its third year, the Spring Pass offers a tremendous value for one low price:
• Lift access for skiing and riding at Timberline 7 days a week*
• Valid March 1st – May 31st, 2010
• No blackout dates
• The longest season on Mt. Hood
• Great freestyle terrain
• Pays for itself in just 2 visits
Purchase between March 1st and April 4th :: Pay just $109
Purchase between April 5th and May 31st :: Pay just $99
If you can’t make it up for spring, don’t forget that Timberline is the only ski area in north America open year round. Yep, you can even enjoy some runs on a hot summer day.
The Palmer Snowfield provides amazing skiing and riding above the tree line to the 8,540′ level of Mt. Hood. Recommended for advanced intermediate and above skill level – there is nothing quite like carving turns and catching air on a warm summer day!
Stay a night or two for a true Timberline experience. A year ’round outdoor swimming pool and spa provide a great place to relax tired muscles after a day on the slopes as well as a fun way to meet other guests. With three great midweek packages it’s hard to resist!
Stay 1 Night, 2 Ski Free
Stay any Sunday – Thursday (excluding holidays) and two people ski free the following day.
Midweek at 6,000 Feet
Stay any Sunday – Thursday (excluding holidays) and enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, a $20 dinner credit in the Cascade Dining Room the night of your stay, and discounted lift tickets the next day.
Stay 1 Night, Dinner Delight
Stay any Sunday – Thursday (excluding holidays) and enjoy complimentary dinner for two. Includes any two entrees from the Cascade Dining Room menu. Offer does not include appetizers, beverages or dessert.
*To park at Timberline you’ll need a Sno-Park permit to park, which can be purchased once you get there.