While roses and rhodies are all abloom at the foot of Mt. Hood, up top, skiers and snowboarders are tearing up the slopes. Skiers in the Northwest who don’t want winter to end are in luck—Mt. Hood is one of the few places where slopes are usually open regardless of season. In fact, the longest ski and snowboard season in North America is at Mt. Hood’s Timberline.
From November through May, skiers enjoy winter conditions at Timberline. And, in spring and summer, Timberline’s Palmer Express high-speed quad lift takes skiers above 7,000 feet to enjoy skiing on the Palmer Ice Field, where it is still winter for all practical purposes. Skiers can get to the Palmer Ice Field via snowcat in winter, weather permitting. In September and October, snow conditions dictate whether any slopes are open, but come November it’s winter on Mt. Hood once again.
To find out more about year-round skiing at Mt. Hood, visit timberlinelodge.com. To plan a stay in the Mt. Hood area, find lodging and services at mthoodterritory.com.