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Good long runs, high vertical especially the Alpine (intermediate) from the top of Magic Mile lift all the way to the bottom at Summit Pass. If the sky is clear, and the cloud deck is high enough when they open Magic Mile lift, and even better if you’re an expert, Palmer lift, you’ve got a lot to keep you busy. Fast lifts, huge main lodge, priced good, especially the Cyber Monday 3for1 mid-week special. You can park at the bottom at the relatively new Summit Pass, which has one left and several runs for a beginner/intermediate. It was really nice and silky after a fresh snow on this lower portion. You can park here and take the shuttle up to the top (you can ski all the way down to here but have to shuttle back up if you park up there) or drive the 5mi/20min up the road and park up there.
CON: Need chains to drive the mountain (Oregon doesn’t salt/chain laws), but if you’re from Minnesota or a snow state, like I am, you can probably drive it just fine, but be aware (the rental car companies wash their hands of it)
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Parking in salmon lot is the way to go. Awesome tree runs but stay in bounds or you could find yourself hiking ... Full Review
This was our local hill when we lived in Oregon. Now I telemark ski there when we visit our kids and grandkids in Oregon. It's a great antidote to the "industrial" resorts like Breck, Big Sky, etc. Relaxed vibe, family friendly. When the sky is clear, fantastic views down the Cascade range. Long, long season. Gorgeous, historic main lodge with fantastic food in the main dining room. Great ski/ride school. Keep a close eye on the weather, and the snow level: it's not much fun when its raining, or the snow is wet. ... Full Review
Skied Timberline for many years (I'm a telemarker). The old lodge is historic and beautiful. New lodge has decent services. Runs are fun and the vibe is relatively relaxed (way more so than big time resorts in most states). Views down the Cascades can be wonderful. ... Full Review
As others have mentioned, Timberline Lodge is not the place you're going to find steep vertical and challenging terrain like you'd expect from a west coast ski resort. But what it does have are the reasons I love it. Little to no lift lines, fun runs, chill vibe, and a unique apres-ski experience with Timberline Lodge. It's no 5-star hotel, but Timberline Lodge is a really unique experience, and on a sunny day, has epic views of Mt. Hood. ... Full Review
I was already on the fence about Timberline, but my recent interaction with customer service was fairly poor. I find the mountain pretty flat, with not enough service to more advanced skiers. The terrain park is pretty good, but that's about all the mountain is worth to me. If skibowl has snow, I am ALWAYS going there instead - cheaper for more fun skiing. Blues are nothing to talk about when Mt. Bachelor is around. Would also rather walk up the mountain and ski down. Shit response was just the straw that broke the camel's back. It's too bad - fusion pass is good value but I don't want to support Timberline in any way. Just not for me.... Full Review
Home hill. If you're looking to get some steep and deep, this ain't the place. If you're looking for a good time this is absolutely it. Killer staff, decent terrain for most skill levels and all around good vibes. Hope it starts dumping ... Full Review
The 2019 ski season is mostly a bust. 33 inches at Timberline seems like a vivid imagination. There is not enough snow to slip on. Don't buy season passes a blithering waste of money. Most runs at Timberline shouldn't be open due to a lack of snow... Full Review
I love this resort. Great park without any snobby attitudes or judgey jerks. Little to no lift lines, and overall super fun. It is flatter than meadows but I'll take it over the crowds. Great access to fun powder stashes out of bounds, and the taco shack in the woods is the best! ... Full Review
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