Timberline Lodge Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Government Camp, OR.
We recently ranked all of Oregon's ski resorts, so you can see where Timberline Lodge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Timberline Lodge is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
There are numerous options to stay at Timberline Lodge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Timberline Lodge Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Timberline Lodge has a total of 41 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,685 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 682 hectares, 2.6 square miles, or 6.8 square kilometers.
Timberline Lodge's slopes see on average 400 inches (10.2 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet every year!
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Elevation
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,540 feet, or 2,603 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 4,540 feet (1,384 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,540 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Difficulty Level
77out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Timberline Lodge has 1,685 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Timberline Lodge is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 75% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 25% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Timberline Lodge Ski Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Timberline Lodge Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 25% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Location
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Government Camp, OR.
Government Camp, OR 97028 USA
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Getting to Timberline Lodge Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Timberline Lodge Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.32300, -121.95400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Government Camp, OR to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Timberline Lodge Ski Resort.
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||36 mi|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||148 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Timberline Lodge.
|Roberts Field||RDM||Redmond, OR||84 mi|
|Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)||EUG||Eugene, OR||103 mi|
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||109 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Timberline Lodge Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Timberline Lodge Ski Resort.
|Summit Pass||Government Camp, OR||4,300 ft||9%||10 mi|
|Mt. Hood Skibowl||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||5,100 ft||53%||13 mi|
|Mt. Hood Meadows||Mount Hood, OR||7,300 ft||66%||14 mi|
|Cooper Spur||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||4,350 ft||28%||15 mi|
|Mt. Bachelor||Bend, OR||9,065 ft||82%||93 mi|
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||51%||95 mi|
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,540 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||4,540 ft|
(25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||400 inches|