Skiing at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood

November 8, 2022

Mount Hood, where you'll find Timberline Lodge, illuminated in sunset glow

Winter is just around the corner here in southern Washington, so ski season at popular places like Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood is upon us. Mount Hood is one of the most iconic mountains on the West Coast, beloved by many for its breathtaking natural beauty and unbeatable outdoor recreation opportunities. Mount Hood transforms into a veritable playground for snow sports enthusiasts in winter. 

Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood is one of four ski resorts on our beloved mountain for downhill skiing and snowboarding – but that’s not all you can do here. There are also other opportunities on the mountain for plenty of wintry fun – and thanks to the 400-550 annual inches of snowfall, Timberline Lodge and other Mount Hood ski resorts offer an excellent, long season to enjoy it all!

As you plan your ski getaway to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, you’ll want to make sure you book great accommodations. Though you can certainly stay closer to Mount Hood’s ski areas, why do that when you can relax in luxurious comfort at the top-rated cabins in Washington just a short drive away? Get your upcoming ski trips to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood on the calendar and book your cabin today!

The chairlifts at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood

Skiing at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood

Mount Hood is an incredible destination for outdoor adventure any time of year, but in the winter, it’s a winter wonderland for snowsport enthusiasts! During the winter, Mount Hood is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders in the area. It’s only 50 miles from Portland and 35 miles from Hood River and offers a variety of ski areas for all experience levels and personalities. There’s also much more to do on Mount Hood than simply ski, including at Timberline Lodge. 

There are four main ski areas at Mount Hood, with Timberline Lodge being a perennial favorite. The alpine experience at Timberline lodge is unique, with more than 4,500 vertical feet to descend, the most of any ski resort in the country. Thanks to its location at the peak of Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge is the only ski area in the country to be open a fantastic ten months out of the year. 

The lift system at Timberline Lodge is interesting, too, with 6 High-Speed Quads, 2 Doubles, 1 Surface, and 2 Passenger Snowcats transporting you to various jumping-off points for your downhill alpine adventure. Timberline Lodge is also well-known for its varied terrain parks, which are industry-leading and open throughout the year. 

If you want to visit Timberline Lodge but aren’t into downhill skiing or snowboarding, there are other snow-based activities for you to enjoy here, including snowshoeing, tubing, and snowcat rides. It’s truly an adventure for the ages!

downhill skiing at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood

Of course, Timberline Lodge is just one of the great Mount Hood ski areas waiting for you. The other three ski areas to consider while in the area are Mount Hood Meadows, Hood River Skibowl, and the Cooper Spur Ski Area.

  • Mount Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mt. Hood and is often the most crowded. With 2,150 skiable acres, Mount Hood Meadows offers 11 lifts and 87 trails, with the longest ski run at an astonishing three miles. They also provide opportunities for night skiing, a truly magical experience.
  • At Hood River Skibowl, you’ll find 69 runs, 36 of which are fully lit for night skiing. The runs vary from steep black diamonds to gentle green runs for the newest skiers. There’s something for everyone here, which is why it’s a popular place to ski Mount Hood. They also operate Mount Hood’s only conveyor-assisted tube hill for an entirely different kind of fun in the snow! 
  • If you’re looking for a smaller, more old-school ski experience on Mount Hood, consider heading to Cooper Spur Ski Area. They offer 50 acres of beginner and intermediate runs, perfect for those just starting their skiing adventure. Cooper Spur is a popular cross-country ski and snowshoe destination, with four miles of diverse trails beginning at the Nordic Center.

After a day of skiing at Timberline Lodge, there's no better place to relax and unwind than our romantic cabins in Washington

The Perfect Place to Stay Near Mount Hood

After a day on the slopes at Timberline Lodge, you’re bound to be cold and your muscles tired. There’s no better place to retreat for a bit of indulgent relaxation than our luxurious cabins in Washington, just across the river from downtown Hood River and only a short drive away from Timberline Lodge. 

Our luxury Cabins in Washington offer a cozy and welcoming place to rest your tired muscles. In each of our ten spacious cabins, you’ll find a comfortable king or queen bed, oversized soaking tubs for warm bubble baths, cozy robes to wrap up in for the evening, and plenty of excellent amenities to enjoy in your room, including a delicious bottle of local wine, a snack basket, and breakfast the following morning.

From the minute you arrive, you’ll see why we’re known for our friendly and personable hospitality. Join us this winter for skiing at the amazing Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood. Book our Washington cabins today!

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