Skiing and snowboarding runs a long season at Oregon’s Mt. Hood, with lifts still shuttling riders uphill in May. Locals and visitors alike can get a break on skiing with spring passes at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, and Mt. Hood Meadows.
Timberline Lodge spring passes are valid the longest — until May 27. With the high-elevation Palmer Chairlift, the resort can shut down lower lifts while still offering skiing on the upper mountain.
The Timberline spring pass costs $109. It is valid for unlimited skiing with no blackout days. The pass includes rides on the snowcat to the top of the Palmer Snowfield on weekends until the chairlift opens.
The pass includes discounts on some Timberline Lodge services. Skiers can also purchase one summer lift ticket at half price.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl has the cheapest spring pass. It costs $99 for unlimited skiing with no blackout days. The last day of the season depends on snow conditions, but is usually around mid-April.
Ski Bowl’s spring pass includes discounts on a variety of resort services, including food, lodging, shopping, and rentals. Some summer discounts are available to passholders, too.
Mt. Hood Meadows plans to operate daily through April 28. Weekend operation in May depends on snow conditions. Skiers can get unlimited lift access with no blackout days for $139 with the spring pass. A new kids spring pass costs $99.
Discounts for passholders are given on select lessons, retail, and daycare at Mt. Hood Meadows.
All three of the spring passes can pay for themselves in two visits. That means they work even for visitors coming for a long weekend.
For more information on purchasing spring passes, look here: Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Mt. Hood Meadows.
Timberline Lodge, Oregon
18th March 2013 - 27th May 2013