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Year round Winter playground: Timberline, Mount Hood, Oregon
Year round skiing. Yes, that’s right, Mount Hood is the only ski terrain in America that can be skied all year round. Timberline Lodge sits at 6,000 feet on the face of Mt Hood, the tallest mountain in Oregon. It’s ski-in ski-out lodge life at its best, with an enormous roaring fireplace and two resident Saint Bernard dogs. It is a National Historic Landmark – you might even recognise the exterior from seminal horror movie the Shining. Perfect in winter but also an excellent base in spring. And even summer. The resort’s Palmer Express goes all the way up to 8,400 feet, almost all the way to the top of the ancient volcano, and is buried in 38 feet of snow during winter. In spring and summer it’s the domain of professional skiers, snow bunnies and snowboarders alike. Save time for some snowshoeing around the rest of Mount Hood Territory – the hike down to Trillium Lake is breathtaking.