It’s a great year to ski into summer.
Heavy snow in the Cascades over the winter will ensure a long season on the volcanoes of the Northwest. The SkiZer sampled the still-ample snowpack during a late-May romp at Timberline on Mount Hood.
With slopeside temperatures in the 50s, it was soft and fun skiing. SkiZer hit it early, arriving at 8 a.m. The slopes were already slushy, so he spent most of his time on the Palmer Express lift at the top of Timberline ski area.
There’s something to be said for a chairlift that goes to 8,540 feet on Mount Hood. Less than 3,000 vertical feet above is the summit, which seems close enough to touch.
Day 41: Timberline, Mount Hood
- Vertical: 18,000
- Vertical for the year: 720,000