Ski Oregon Conditions & Events
A frequently updated guide to what’s happening at Oregon’s ski areas.
May 6, 2022
It’s May people, and the snow is still falling! The forecast is calling for over a foot of snow at Timberline this weekend! The snowpack just keeps getting deeper as storms continue to bring epic conditions to Oregon ski areas. Come on up for closing weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows and the Sno-Kona Pond Skim. Timberline is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, and the lifts are spinning at Mt. Bachelor with freshly-groomed nordic trails also available. See you up here!
Now is the your last chance to take advantage of spring passes at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and Mt. Bachelor during Oregon’s extended ski season which lasts into May. See you up here!
- Mt. Hood Meadows will be open May 6 and 7 for one final weekend. All lift tickets, rentals, and/or lessons must be purchased online in advance. The Nordic Center is closed for the season. The resort is rolling out Culinary Experience Tours this summer at the new Sahale Lodge, with dinners from Mexico, Polynesia and Italy; tickets are available for purchase now.
- 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. Palmer Cat Skiing is now open accessing Timberline’s 4,540’ vertical from the top of Palmer, down the Alpine Trail to Summit Pass in Govy. Timberline Summer Snow Camps are returning to Mt. Hood this summer and reservations are now open.
Spring Passes are on sale through May 8 for $237, and are valid for 85 days of spring skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood until closing day of May 30th, 2022.
- Timberline Summit Pass [CLOSED]
- Mt. Hood Skibowl [CLOSED]
- Cooper Spur Mountain Resort [CLOSED]
- Mt. Bachelor is in the midst of Sunchaser Spring with lifts spinning daily from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Pine Marten, Sunrise, and Summit will continue operating through May 29, conditions permitting. Plan to base all your adventures out of West Village. Mt. Bachelor’s Woodward Parks are located across Sunrise and West Village. Mt. Bachelor Nordic Trails are also open for the season, click for the Nordic conditions report.
Alpine Spring Passes are on sale now and provide unrestricted all-mountain lift access, valid for up to 65 days of skiing or snowboarding starting Saturday, March 26, 2022. The Nordic Spring Pass is on sale now and is valid from Saturday, March 26 through the planned closing date of Sunday, May 29.
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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.
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:
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
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.