2020/2021 Winter Season Operational Plans


Starting Saturday, Nov. 28th, reservations will not be required to ski and ride at Timberline. We knew this winter season would pose difficult and interesting challenges and that we'd have to make adjustments on the fly. The reservations system wasn't the best solution to manage capacity, and we recognize that.

Capacity will still be managed based on how many cars our parking lot is able to safely accommodate, first-come-first-served. However, our uphill ski area capacity far exceeds the number of parking spots. When the lot is at a safe operating capacity, Timberline Rd. will close. People will be allowed up when spaces become available. Please plan on arriving after 7am when the roads are plowed, but well before 9am to gain access before the road closes. Anticipate capacity to free up in the afternoons when people often leave after a morning of skiing.

Timberline has been working hard on winter operation plans, building on what we learned from our spring and summer ski seasons, while collaborating in an industry wide safety and operational effort driven by the National Ski Areas Association's Ski Well, Be Well Program. This winter, it is our goal to deliver quality customer service in a healthy environment. You will undoubtedly notice a change in our operations, these are necessary to move forward and offer everyone the opportunity to get back on Mt. Hood snow.

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What to expect at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area for winter operations.


In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid and responsibly promote public health and safety, Gov. Brown announced a statewide two-week “freeze” order beginning November 18th. The “freeze” does NOT include ski areas. It is Timberline’s genuine intention to deliberately and responsibly offer much-needed relief through outdoor recreation and open for skiing and snowboarding on November 25th with reduced capacity, conditions permitting.

The Timberline Lodge will remain open for hotel guests. Restaurants will offer take-out orders only. Retail stores will remain open with limited capacity. While we appreciate those who want to visit Timberline and simply tour the lodge, enjoy the historical significance, sit by the fireplaces, play in the snow, and soak in all Mt. Hood has to offer, please postpone your visit.

It is more important than ever to visit Timberline responsibly. We thank everyone in advance for being mindful and following our Health and Responsibility guidelines.

  • Only visit with members of your household.
  • Be prepared to use your vehicle as a base camp.
  • During the “freeze” order, all Timberline restaurants will be takeout only with no food and beverage consumption allowed inside. LEARN MORE
  • Wear a cloth face mask at all times indoors and when unable to maintain physical distancing outdoors.
  • Comply with monitoring and enforcement of Covid prevention protocols throughout the resort, including current physical distancing requirement of 6’.
  • Continue to practice exceptional hygiene.
  • Report any confirmed COVID-19 exposure or testing positive for COVID-19 after leaving our facility.
  • Voice concerns, ask questions, and seek clarification when necessary.
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