Timberline Lodge Ski Resort

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!

Season Passes

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.

Lodging Options

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 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,415 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 573 hectares, 2.2 square miles, or 5.7 square kilometers.

Timberline Lodge's slopes see on average 400 inches (122 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,415(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
400"(12,192 cm)

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 4,850 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,690 feet (1,125 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,540'(2,603 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,690'(1,125 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,850'(1,478 m)

Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
66.5out of 100
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Timberline Lodge's difficulty level of 66.5 is above average. 75% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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 1,415 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Timberline Lodge's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 50% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 25% as expert.
Green Circle
25%(354 acres)

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.

Blue Square
50%(708 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(354 acres)

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?

Timberline Lodge is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 75% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

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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GPS Coordinates:
45.32300, -121.95400

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 AirportPDXPortland, OR36 mi
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA148 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 FieldRDMRedmond, OR84 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR103 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA109 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mt. Hood SkibowlMount Hood Parkdale, OR5,100 ft51%13 mi
Mt. Hood MeadowsMount Hood, OR7,300 ft64%14 mi
Cooper SpurMount Hood Parkdale, OR4,350 ft26%15 mi
Summit PassGovernment Camp, OR4,300 ft9%93 mi
Mt. BachelorBend, OR9,065 ft73%93 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%95 mi

Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,540 ft
Base Elevation4,850 ft
Vertical Drop3,690 ft
(25% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,415
Avg. Annual Snowfall400 inches
Timberline Lodge Ski Resort Mountain Stats