Timberline Lodge and Ski Area on Oregon’s Mt. Hood has been getting awesome snowfall this season — but with good snow can still come bad news. One of the resort’s favorite chairs — Palmer — broke down after the latest storm cycle at the ski area and will be out of commission for the remainder of the winter. Timberline said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, Feb. 19:
“With all this awesome snow we received, there comes a bit of bad news. Palmer came out of the storm cycles in need of repairs, and as such, we are going to put the chair to bed for the remainder of the winter. We plan to operate Palmer Cat Ski on weekends when the weather allows. Stay tuned to our website for further updates. @ Timberline Lodge & Ski Area”
With Palmer retired for the season, the ski resort will still operate its cat skiing operations – Palmer Cat Ski – on weekends for the rest of the winter. So don’t be sad that Palmer is down — the conditions at Timberline are excellent right now. The mountain has received 312″ of snowfall this season and currently has a 136″ base.