Local Resort and Driving Conditions
With the land and historic lodge owned by the U.S. Forest Service, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area has been family-operated since May 1955. Just like many of our staff, we grew up skiing on Mt. Hood and generations of our families continue to come back to this special place: an experience we’re committed to sharing with our guests.
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort operates on a special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest, offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort is just 90 minutes away from Portland, and it delivers a big mountain experience you'd expect to travel much farther to enjoy. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood's southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood. Meadows' playful terrain welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Founded in 1957, Mt Bachelor Ski Resort boasts some of the best skiing/snowboarding int the Northwest. Any easy 30 minute drive from Bend, OR makes it a popular vacation destination. With 2 lodges, 11 lifts and access to the backside of the mountain via a lift to the peak, Mt Bachelor has something for everyone.
Cooper Spur is a ski area located on northeast Mount Hood. The resort has one double chair ski lift serving ten runs, and a vertical drop of 350 ft. There are 6.5 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. The resort encompasses 0.2 km² (50 acres) of terrain, and receives an average of 100 inches of snow per year. It has condos, log cabins, a restaurant, and a hotel located in its base area.
Mt. Baker Ski Area, Inc. is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and is operated under a permit granted by United States Forest Service. The ski area is home to the world's greatest recorded snowfall in one season, 1,140 inches (95.0ft) recorded during the 1998–99 season. It sees unusually high average snowfall every year.
With open space, expansive terrain and powerful views, Crystal is that place. Here the mountain towers in a paradise valley at the end of the road. Thriving community exists in our parking lot and in our ski bars. True Pacific Northwest shines through, even in the fog or in the clouds. We believe our mountain is a place where something powerful exists, where we celebrate characteristic culture and all feel the power in a storm. Crystal is not just a location, but also a place that captures our heart and feeds our sould.