Ski Oregon Conditions & Events

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Editor’s note: Face coverings (ages 5 and up) are required at all indoor public spaces statewide, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more here. 

Well, the season is underway with a busy  MLK holiday weekend ahead!

Resorts are reporting  a deep snow base with full terrain open and all lifts running … with one caveat, ski resorts are not immune to the staffing issues. With that said, please check the specific resort’s conditions page before heading up to confirm operating hours as resorts continue to navigate the varied challenges of the pandemic.

As a reminder, Deep Snow Safety  is a resource  all skiers and riders should utilize. Remember to ski and snowboard with a friend and always keep your partner in site.

Latest Updates

  • Mt. Hood Meadows is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with night skiing on weekends and select holidays until 9 p.m. beginning Dec. 18. You must purchase all lift tickets, rentals, and/or lessons, online in advance. Throughout the season, the first floor of the North Lodge will open at 7 a.m. for restroom, race room, and season locker room access. The rest of the North Lodge, along with the South Lodge, Sahale, and HRM Lodge will open at 7:30 a.m. The resort is offering indoor dining this season – that includes the Sahale Grill (Waterfall Room and Raptors Roost), the Bullwheel Bar, the Alpenstube and loft, the Schuss, Vertical, the Renaissance Cafe, Higher Grounds, and all the second level of the North lodge near Fresh Tracks. In addition to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, the resort also offers Nordic skiing. The Nordic Center is open daily through Jan. 3 for Winter Break, and then returns to a Thursday through Monday schedule.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl is open for daytime and night skiing with normal operating hours of  Mon. – Thur. 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.  The resort is offering reservation-only tubing—options include three daily sessions of Day Tubing—Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.—and two sessions of Cosmic Tubing—Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; you must book tubing online in advance.
  • Timberline Ski Area is open as with operating hours from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Lift tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services ticket window, which opens at 8 a.m. The Timberline Resort Shuttle begins running daily starting Dec. 17, with service between Timberline and Summit Pass in Government Camp. Night skiing at Timberline is scheduled to operate Christmas Day through Jan. 2, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays and holiday Sundays thereafter through March 4, 2022.
  • Timberline Summit Pass is open with full operations. The Summit Pass Lodge and base area offer affordable access to beginner ski and snowboard terrain, as well as lessons, rentals, a restaurant and snow tubing area.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is open, the resort plans to operate 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends, with Friday night operations from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 7. The resort will be offering lift access, lessons, and rentals. The Nordic Center is open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with 6.5 kilometers of skiing and snowshoeing.

Central Oregon

  • Mt. Bachelor: is open with over 2,900 acres of terrain, current lift access includes Pine Marten, Skyliner, Outback, Northwest, Cloudchaser, Sunrise, Alpenglow, Rainbow, Red Chair and Little Pine, all operating from 9:00 a.m. The resort also is ramping up freestyle offerings with Woodward Mountain Parks including Lower Pacific City, Otter Rock, Progression Park 3, Progression Park 1, and Woodward Start Park open. Uphill travel is restricted to the uphill Cone route only. Mt. Bachelor Nordic Trails are also open for the season, click for the Nordic conditions report. Mt. Bachelor season passes, single-day lift ticket and multi-day lift tickets are now available.
    Take advantage of Mt. Bachelor’s new Play Forever Free Wednesdays starting Jan. 5. Mt. Bachelor is offering four afternoons (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) of free lift access on designated chairlifts including Sunrise, Alpenglow, Early Riser chairlifts, Lava Tube and First Rays carpet at the Sunrise Base Area, and Little Pine chairlift in West Village Base Area. Pre-purchase free lift tickets online.
  • Hoodoo Ski Area is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. –  9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a full slate of promotions all winter including Thrifty Thursday discounted ski tickets (just $29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) during non-holiday operations, Friday night lights, and “Blow off Work Wednesdays.” The Autobahn Tubing Park is currently closed until more snow falls. Nordic trails are open and groomed Friday-Sunday. The full operating schedule is available at this link.
  • Willamette Pass is celebrating its 80th season this winter. The resort is open Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., all ticketing is online only and should be purchased in advance.
  • Warner Canyon is open – the resort plans to operate Jan. 8-9, 15-17, 21 -23, 29-30; Feb. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-27; March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 pending snowfall.

Southern Oregon

  • Mt. Ashland is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Monday; Twilight skiing is offered on Thursdays and Fridays ,Jan. 6 – March 11, otherwise the resort operates from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. All services are available including lessons, rentals, retail shop, T-bar, and the Granite Grill. The popular free shuttle service runs weekends and holidays every hour, on the hour through the season departing from the Ashland Hills Hotel starting at 7 a.m. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served.

Eastern Oregon

  • Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort  is open Thursday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Nordic Outpost, located in the Elkhorn Crest parking area, will be open at 9 a.m. for trail passes, SnoPark permits, and rentals. The ticket booth opens at 8 a.m. for season pass pick up, lift tickets, and SnoPark permits. To purchase day tickets, Nordic trail passes, SnoPark permits and ski/snowboard rentals, please visit the online store.
  • Ferguson Ridge is generally open weekends and  holidays through the first Saturday in April. Check the resort website for updates.

Stay in the Know

Be sure to subscribe to the Ski Oregon email newsletter for updates throughout the winter.

Ski and Snowboard Safety

Skiers and snowboarders should always follow the Skier’s Responsibility Code, which exists to raise awareness that there are elements of risk in snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce:

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Backcountry Tips

If you’re planning on heading into the backcountry, check current avalanche conditions at the Northwest Avalanche Center daily report for the Mt. Hood region. The Central Oregon Avalanche Center publishes forecasts for the area around Mt. Bachelor.

Those skiing in steep and ungroomed terrain should be familiar with Deep Snow Safety and become informed on traveling and recreating in avalanche terrain. Find more tips on skiing and snowboarding safety here. Avalanche forecasts are available through the Northwest Avalanche Center (Mt. Hood), Central Oregon Avalanche Center, and Wallowa Avalanche Center in Eastern Oregon.





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