Why Go: Located on Oregon’s glacier-capped Mount Hood, Timberline has the longest ski season in North America and the highest base elevation in the Pacific Northwest, virtually guaranteeing good snow. Though it closes for renovations and ski-team training in the fall, Timberline typically re-opens to the public in mid-November. And when other Northwestern ski areas are hamstrung by droughts, Timberline can offer skiing on the glaciers of the upper mountain.

Deals: The Mt. Hood Fusion Pass, which includes Timberline and the neighboring resort of Mt. Hood Skibowl, is just $495 for adults until Nov. 3. Timberline Lodge, at the base of the ski area, is offering a "Stay 1 Night, 2 Ski Free" deal that includes two free lift tickets following a one-night stay (Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays).

Don’t Miss: You’ve seen it in “The Shining,” but it’s best to experience Timberline Lodge for yourself. The national historic landmark, built in 1937, offers the only ski-in/ski-out lodging experience in Oregon and is reason enough for a visit. 

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