In September, Timberline launched a new, streamlined website at timberlinelodge.com. Hammerquist Studios, a Seattle-based company with a focus on adventure travel and outdoor sports, designed the fresh and clean website with our guests in mind. Featuring a modern yet nostalgic feel, the new website is easier to use with photography and a narrative that tells the unique story of historic Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Improvements include 3D virtual tours, on-line dining reservations and HD web cams.
Timberline Snowcat Purchases
During the 2017/2018 season, Timberline will take delivery of two more new PistenBully Park Pro Snowcats. The new machines will join the five Park Pro Snowcats that have been used for the past two seasons at Timberline. The Park Pro is a great performer, from trail grooming to building and shaping the most progressive terrain park features imaginable. This substantial investment will ensure Timberline remains at the leading edge of grooming quality and park design.
New Motor on the Palmer Chairlift
Recently, the 600-horse power, 8000+ pound, main drive motor of Palmer was removed and transported for service. In addition to the challenge of physically getting the motor out and back into the lift house, it heads to Portland for a dip-and-bake, a conventional method of applying varnish. The process involves removing the electric motor coil, dipping it in a vat, and then baking for a time. Now serviced, the motor is as good as new and ready to power the iconic Palmer Chair for many summers to come.
New Terrain Park Features
This year, the Timberline Parks Crew is excited to build a rail trailer. The trailer will be loaded with features destined for Conway’s Terrain Park. This new piece of equipment will allow the crew to have rails ready to set, upon opening, without having to fight with the snow covered rail piles, getting terrain park product out on the hill and open quickly. Among the new features being created, Timberline is building a “waterfall” rail.
Timberline Discover Pass
For only $149, Timberline is offering a beginner season pass this year to encourage guests that anyone can learn to ski and “practice makes perfect”. The Discover Pass includes unlimited Bruno’s Chair access and unlimited beginner rentals for the 2017/2018 season. This is a great way for beginners to improve their skills and gain confidence on the slopes at a fraction of the normal price. Consider this… a day of beginner rentals can run about $40 per day, while daily lift tickets are $47-$71 depending on your age. A Discover Pass pays for itself in just two visits. Discover Pass holders also get a 20% discount on Discover Program and Kids Club lessons.
Discover Pass holders can upgrade to a regular Timberline Season Pass at any time by paying the difference at Tier 2 pricing. This equates to $400 for adults 25-64, $170 for teens/young adults 15- 24, and $50 for kids and seniors. The unlimited beginner rental benefit does expire with the upgrade. All Timberline Season Passes are good through May 28, 2018. 2017/2018 Season Passes are on sale now.
Mt. Hood Brewing Co. – Timberline Tucker Double IPA
The Timberline Tucker Double IPA celebrates innovation in Oregon hop growing and the Mt. Hood Brewing Co.’s long time relationship with Timberline Lodge. A heaping dose of Oregon State’s latest aroma variety hop, Strata (formerly X-331), is used to brew the Timberline Tucker. At this point, Strata is only being grown in very small quantities. Timberline Lodge and the Mt. Hood Brewing Co. supports Oregon State’s breeding research to develop new varieties with interesting qualities by showcasing this promising hop. Oregon State is doing stellar work with this project. The Tucker Snowcat, an iconic image that has been associated with the lodge for many decades, is worthy of the label. The classic machine embodies the rugged, harsh conditions of Mt. Hood but also the playful nature of the mountain.
Timberline Tucker Double IPA is a massive punch of grapefruit and pine, with a solid platform of rich malt to balance. Available in cans and on tap, Timberline Tucker can be enjoyed at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co. in Government Camp and at the Y’Bar and Phlox Point Cabin at Timberline Lodge.
Timberline Lodge Partners with Traeger Grills
Timberline Lodge’s new partnership with Traeger Grills is the perfect complement to the lodge’s innovative food and beverage program. Traeger Grills are natural wood pellet smokers that help people cook delicious food outdoors. Pure hardwood is the fuel for Traeger’s signature flavor. Traeger Grills have been inspiring Timberline Executive Chef Jason Stoller Smith since before he got his first Traeger, over 10 years ago.
With this partnership, Timberline gets four Traeger Grills to use throughout its seven Mt. Hood restaurants. At Timberline’s Labor Day Mountain Music Festival, guests enjoyed brisket, corn, and chicken smoked on Traeger’s Double Commercial Grill Trailer. This winter, guests will enjoy Timberline proprietary beef and other Northwest-grown meat smoked on Traeger’s Pro Series 34 Grill and two of Traeger’s new Timberline 1300 Grills. While the Timberline Traeger is not named after the historic lodge, the name perfectly lends itself to the partnership.
Timberline and Stanley-DeWalt Partnership
New this season, Timberline is proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Stanley- DeWalt Tool Group. Guests can expect to see these great tools on and off the hill and at all tech benches within the ski area. It is very exciting to begin a partnership with such a strong American brand on Timberline’s 80th anniversary year. The team at Timberline Lodge looks forward to maintaining everything from the lifts, to the lodge, to skis and snowboards with Stanley-DeWalt products.
Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands on the south slope of Mt. Hood at an elevation of 6,000 feet. This beautiful 55,000 square foot National Historic Landmark is still being used for its original intent – a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy.