Timberline Lodge, OR, Report: Ripping a Volcano on the Summer Solstice

Brent Thomas | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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The mountain greeting us in the morning. Credit: SnowBrains

Report from Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Resort skiing in the northern hemisphere in June is a rare commodity; few do it better than Timberline.

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First run down. Credit: SnowBrains

What a treat to head up there with my boys for some skiing on the first day of summer. 

It was the perfect cure for my withdrawals from not having skied in almost two months.

I missed this. Credit: SnowBrains

My boys had never been to Timberline, so this was even more special. 

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My boys at the top of the Palmer lift. Credit: SnowBrains

Timberline had just received four inches of rare but not unheard-of June snow just two days prior. 

We were lucky to have mostly sunny skies.

Timberline webcam just two days earlier. Credit: Timberline

We started the day primarily doing laps on the Magic Mile lift while waiting for the surface to soften up high.

It was busier than you might expect, but that happens when you are one of the few resorts still open, and people come from all over the country to visit. 

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The lift line to get on Palmer. There were lots of racers training. Credit: SnowBrains

As is usual on a warm day with direct sunlight, the snow started hard, then hit the sweet spot before getting sticky. 

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Shredding the “golden hour” snow. Credit: SnowBrains

We made the most of it by exploring all over. The terrain park and the top of the Palmer lift were my boy’s favorites.

What a fun day; it will not be soon forgotten. 

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The end of a great day. Credit: SnowBrains

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