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27500 E Timberline Road
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028
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Overview by Steve Giordano

Mt. Hood's Timberline was the first ski area on the continent to offer lift-served summer skiing, and more than 50,000 skiers a season now take advantage of this novelty. There's nothing in the ski world to match a ride up the Magic Mile Super Express over the Palmer Snowfield. Palmer is actually a glacier descending from the Mount Hood summit, and when you glide down it in August, you'll wish the lift kept going for another few thousand feet.

The Palmer Snowfield has a steady pitch that's perfect for cruising or practicing technical skills—a refreshing summer outing for any ski junkie, but not much of a challenge for accomplished skiers. The true appeal is for ski race and snowboard camps, which take full advantage of its halfpipes and racing lanes during the off-season. The U.S. Snowboard Training Center is on Palmer eight hours a day for six-day sessions during the summer.

Destination ski lodge buffs will love the accommodations here as well. Timberline Lodge, located mid-mountain at 6,000 feet, is a National Historic Landmark. (Fans of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining will recognize it as the Overlook Hotel.) Most Timberline skiing is below the lodge, in the treed zone where there are plenty of black-diamond runs. The webbed trail system among spruce and cedars makes each run feel like a wilderness excursion.

The Still Creek Basin opened in December 2007, the largest development in the resort's history since the 1970s, adding nearly six more miles of lower-mountain terrain, lift access to snowshoeing trails, and a high-speed quad.

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550 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3690 feet
25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced
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Weather for Timberline

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 11 F
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 22 Low: 12
Sun - Sunny. High: 33 Low: 17
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 37 Low: 24
Tue - PM Showers. High: 40 Low: 31
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 42 Low: 33

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Last Updated: December 08 2014 02:49 PM

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