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All On The Same Day: Bike And Ski At Timberline

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Summer mountain biking mimics many of the motions, techniques, thrills, and spills of skiing and snowboarding during the winter. Now they can be enjoyed on the same day.

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Where The Locals Go When Day Is Done

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Most resorts have a bunch of bars to choose from when it comes to apres-ski, but if you want to find the down-home, braggin' rights kind of bar, just follow a local.

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Half-Dozen Pacific Northwest Resorts Ready To Drop The Ropes

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The first snow storms of the 2018-2019 season have coursed across the Pacific Northwest, and a number of resorts are gearing up for November openings.

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Endless Winter: Where To Ski This Summer

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If skiing and riding in the summer is on your bucket list, make it happen this year with options from California to the Southern Hemisphere to the European Alps.

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Early Freshies Propel Northwest, Idaho To Put Upgrades On Display

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More pow' in the trees at Tamarack. (Tamarack Resort/Facebook)

Early season snow storms are tracking right over the Cascades and Northern Rockies, and many resorts have already opened – some with improvements made over the summer.

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Timberline To Open On Weekends

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Ready to carve the first turns of the season at Timberline. (Timberline Lodge/Facebook)

The ski and snowboard season is officially underway as Timberline on the slopes of Mt. Baker will crank up a chairlift on weekends.

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New Chair At Mount Bachelor Leads Oregon Upgrades

New Chair At Mount Bachelor Leads Oregon Upgrades

More powder to carve up at Bachelor with new chair lift. (Mount Bachelor/Facebook)

The new chairlift at Mount Bachelor will bring skiers and snowboarders into gladed steeps that previously required a long hike out.


 

The high-speed quad named Cloudcatcher opens up what is known as Low East – a below-treeline area of 635 acres on the volcano’s southeast side. The four-seat detachable lift will rise some 1,400 vertical feet and carry up to 2,400 an hour, and provide lift-access to some six miles of trails and assorted glades on that side of the mountain.

Cloudcatcher’s top terminal will be high enough so that folks can ski or ride over to the Rainbow or Sunrise Express – or get to the Summit Express loading area. It will also eliminate the 15-20 minute hike out of Low East.



Also this summer, crews shortened the Rainbow triple chair to keep its top terminal below treeline.

The new Cloudcatcher chair opens up Low East area on southeast side of the mountain

“The new lift and shorter Rainbow lift will alleviate capacity on the Sunrise Express and spread people over the mountain more quickly,” Mount Bachelor’s Stirling Cobb told SnoCountry.com, noting that a busy day at Bachelor can bring 8,000 skiers and riders onto the slopes. “The new lift also is protected more from the prevailing (northwest) winds that sometimes force us to close the northwest side of the mountain.”

Mount Bachelor is scheduled to open Nov. 25, weather and snow permitting, Cobb told us.

A helicopter places lift tower this summer at Mount Bachelor

Previously, the last lift to go up on the Oregon mountain was a replacement for the Pine Marten chair; before that, the Northwest Express debuted in 1996.

Elsewhere in Oregon, there will be new conveyor lifts at Mount Hood Meadows and Mount Hood Skibowl. At Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, the second phase of an interior remodel is done in the Wy’East Day Lodge.


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Ski Season Continues At Seven Resorts

Ski Season Continues At Seven Resorts

Whistler is open daily for spring skiing and riding (Cover Photo: Whistler-Backcomb)

The golf clubs, kayaks and mountain bikes may be coming out from their winter hibernation, but the skis and snowboards remain in the quiver through the end of May and into June at numerous resorts across North America.

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Nine Resorts OPEN For Spring Skiing & Riding This Weekend

Nine Resorts OPEN For Spring Skiing & Riding This Weekend

It may be the middle of May, but for a handful of resorts across the country, it's prime time spring skiing and snowboarding. So where can you get out and make turns this weekend?

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John Burton Named Marketing Director At Oregon's Timberline Lodge

John Burton Timberline LodgeJohn Burton has been named Director of Marketing at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge by operators, R.L.K. and Company.

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There’s Spring Skiing/Riding In Six States This Weekend

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No need to hang ‘em up quite yet, but the list is indeed getting shorter. There’s skiing and riding in six states. Several resorts have stayed open continuously, while some others have closed during the week, but plan to re-open for the weekend. Here’s the rundown:

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Romantic Dinners, Mountaintop Matrimony Spice Up Valentine’s Weekend

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Love is in the air at many Western ski resorts as guests celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what some resorts are offering. 

 

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Historic Timberline Lodge Enters Pantheon Of Historic Hotels

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The venerable Timberline Lodge received a late but great 75th birthday present with designation as one of America’s legendary hotels.

 

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Love Is In The Mountains For Valentine’s Day/Weekend

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You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:

 

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Cascades, Sierras Pull In Bounty of Early Snowfall

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Nothing gets winter season off with a bigger bang than a bunch of snow in December. That's what happened in the Cascades and Sierras.

 

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Believe It: They’re Skiing All Summer At Timberline

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With a couple of months of off-season already in the books, there are those among us who just can’t get rid of the downhill itch. The solution is Timberline.

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