Southeast of Portland and north of Government Camp, the Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood has 41 runs spread over 1,415 acres that are served by six lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 3,690 feet.
Known for its year round snowboarding, it has a quoted summer vertical of 2,615 feet, though 1,500 feet might be more realistic up on the Palmer Snowfield. The surface is rock-hard first thing in the morning and is unskiable slp by early afternoon.
For apres ski action, head to the Alpen Stube in the South Lodge or Charlies in Government Camp. For nightlife, you'll have to head to River City Saloon in Hood River.
To reach the snowboarding at Timberline ski area from Portland, head east on SR26 to Government Camp. Turn north on the Timberline Highway up to the Timberline Lodge parking area.
Overall, Timberline Lodge is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 11 snowboarding resorts in Oregon. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Timberline Lodge including Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.
Local Contacts: Timberline Lodge Ski Area (503) 272-3311; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.
Best Season: Any
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Best Western Mt Hood Inn, Government Camp
Luxury Loding: Timberline Lodge (800) 547-1406; Cooper Spur Mountain Resort (541) 352-6696
Breakfast Restaurant: Bettes Place, Hood River
Reference Source: click here http://www.timberlinelodge.com
GPS: 45.330743, -121.711215
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 7/20/2016
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