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Timberline Lodge


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Timberline Lodge


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

38

Rank in
Region

5

Rank in
State

1

This resort is often compared with:

Mt Hood Meadows
Mt. Hood SkiBowl
Mt. Bachelor
Best time for snow at
Timberline Lodge
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Timberline Lodge

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 450" per year
Snow Quality Rank

50

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

14

Timberline Lodge is ranked No. 14 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

19.2%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

34.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

12.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

14

Timberline Lodge is ranked No. 14 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

50

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Timberline Lodge

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
14
score
76.3
Overall
rank
38
score
75.7
Snow Quality
rank
50
score
65.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

3690 ft

8540 ft
Base Elevation: 4850 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge does not have detail snow records but likely gets at least as much snow as nearby Hood Meadows to build its snowpack for year-round skiing. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. Timberline's lower terrain is fairly flat and the upper Palmer lift does not run in midwinter. Be prepared with the fattest, most rockered skis you can get for the sometimes thick Northwest snow.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its huge snowfalls, Timberline is often well covered by mid-December and is less than half open by Christmas in about 15% of seasons. Winter altitude range is 4,800 - 7,000 but primary exposure is south, so melt/freeze conditions are likely anytime if it has not snowed recently. The Palmer lift to 8,500 feet runs in spring and summer. From there 3,000+ vertical off-piste skiing to below the Lodge is possible in spring. By midsummer skiing is confined to the immediate area of Palmer. Palmer's snow is salted to keep the surface firm and supportable despite the intense summer sun.