Ski Vacations

Oregon Ski Vacations Travel

Oregon Ski Vacations Travel

Oregon is famous for the ski slopes found around the

state, and if you are planning a ski vacation, you

should definitely consider Timberline Lodge, located

near Mt. Hood in Oregon. There is Oregon

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history in the area, starting with the lodge that was

built during the Great Depression by a master

craftsman. The Timberline Lodge also has a bit of

more recent history attached to it. Part of the movie,

The Shining, was filmed here. Many of the ‘outside’

shots were done at Timberline Lodge.

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The lodge is entirely hand made, and well preserved.

The handwoven draperies and the hand-hewn beams

add to the rustic charm and history of the place. The

lodge sits in the middle of 1400 acres consisting of

35 trails. The trails are perfect for beginners,

intermediates, and experts. The top elevation at

Timberline Lodge is 8504 with a vertical drop of 2501.

There are six chair lifts to accommodate skiers.

One of the most unique things about Timberline is

that it is the one place in the United States that offers

year-round snow skiing. Palmer Snowfield is part of

the Timberline Resort, and it is permanently covered

with snow. Beginners are not always allowed on

Palmer snowfield the conditions are considered

each day when making this determination.

Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, and

lodge tours are the main attractions at Timberline.

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Here, it is all about the powder! Mt. Hood is an active

volcano that is considered to be dormant.

Occasionally, tremors are felt, and steam vents are

often visible. The Cascade Dining Room is open for

breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, but the hours

do change with the seasons. Another fare can be found

at the Ram’s Head Bar, the Blue Ox bar, the Wy’East

Kitchen Cafeteria, the Market Caf, and the Mt. Hood

Brewing Company.

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Rental equipment is not available at Timberline. You

must bring your own equipment. However, smaller

items such as gloves and goggles can be purchased

at the lodge, along with some clothing items. There is

a snowboard and ski school on the premises, and

private and group lessons are available.

If the idea of a ‘rustic’ ski vacation appeals to you,

as opposed to trips with accommodations that area

bit fancier, then Timberline Lodge in Oregon is the

a place to be! Again, it is definitely all about the history

and the powder here. However, whether you ski or not,

you must not miss the Magic Mile, which offers a

panoramic view of the Cascade mountains that cannot

be matched!