[R470R, Timberline Lodge] resurrects its spring pass for the third season due to its popularity. The pass offers three months of unlimited skiing or riding on Mt. Hood's southern slopes.

Timberline's spring pass allows lift access for March, April, and May until the resort closes May 31. The pass is valid seven days a week with no blackout dates.

The resort features the longest season on Mt. Hood. Skiers and riders purchasing the spring pass can use it for day or night skiing Fridays and Saturdays until the end of March when evening operations cease for the season. Lifts may run in April and May on a limited schedule, subject to weather and snow conditions. Timberline's terrain parks maintain features through the closing of the resort for the season.

Two rate tiers are available. Those purchasing the spring pass between March 1 and April 4 pay $109. Those buying the pass between April 5 and May 31 pay $99. The rates make the passes pay for themselves in two visits.

The spring passes can be paid for online starting March 1. They can also be purchased in person in the Wy'East Day Lodge.

Those looking for lodging deals should check out the resort's last minute specials. Find last minute deals online for specific dates or midweek stays.

More information: passes, 503-272-3158; lodging, 800-547-1406.