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Timberline Opens for the season!

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
TIMBERLINE OPENS FOR 2005 SEASON

Timberline Ski Area is excited to announce the opening of the 2004-2005 ski season this Saturday, the 18th, operating the Magic Mile and Palmer chairlifts. It has been snowing since Monday night and more is expected for opening day. According to Steve Kruse, General Manager of Mountain Operations, the conditions on Timberline’s world famous Palmer snowfield are "like mid-winter" and it looks great for this weekend. The Palmer snowfield is at the 8500' level of Mt. Hood and is recommended for advanced intermediate to advanced snow riders. Hours of operation will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with lift tickets just $35 for adults and $22 for juniors. Fall hours will be in effect until snow conditions allow Timberline to open additional lifts. Please call the Sno-Phone at 502-222-2211 for up to the minute condition reports or visit www.timberlinelodge.com for more information.
post #2 of 22
Awww When I saw this I was thinking of my WV Timberline. Of course I knew it would not be opened in September. It is too warm here in WV right now.
post #3 of 22
: : :
post #4 of 22
Thanks for the tease
post #5 of 22
Yeah, I'd rather have snow in September than this crappy hurricane rain. As much as I am excited about the skiing season September is a bit early. I like my warm days too!
post #6 of 22
Looks like an early ski season this year. Down South is getting hammered.
post #7 of 22
it's lookin like a good year!
post #8 of 22
gotta be a good year ! despite the fact that timberline is closed today . it is closed because its snowing and probably anything less than a jeep would not make it. thats gotta be a good sign. i remember abasin had that same problem last season and there were record snowfalls early in CO last year !
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Today's Conditions
THE NATION'S ONLY FALL SKIING PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18th!

It is snowing at the Lodge, unfortunately, we are closed due to weather - check back later today for further updates.....

As of 8:56:25 AM on 9/18/2004
Skies: Snowing Lightly
New Snow: 3 inches
Palmer Base Snow Depth: 250 inches
Temp: 33 degrees
Wind: West 0-5 mph
post #10 of 22

Cascades @ 5000 ft.

Hoodoo Ski Resort Sat. 9/18/04
15.3 MB movie http://www.kokotele.com/hoodoosnow.wmv
post #11 of 22
*sigh* probably two more months for us. I'm soo jealous
post #12 of 22
Im going tomorrow.
post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostboy
Im going tomorrow.
TR?
post #14 of 22
Timberline closes in the summer now?
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
They always close in the summer for a few weeks, then reopen late September to kick off the new season.
post #16 of 22
Timberline also was hit really hard by an abnormally hot July and August, so they were closed for longer than usual to allow for snow to fall and replenish the snowfield.
post #17 of 22

green with jealousy

I have snow envy for those of you living in the PNW. Chicago will not have snow, even man made, until early December...if the weather cooperates. Skied Timberline and Hood Meadows many times but not for years.

However, we have been enjoying 75-85 degree days and cool nights with very low humidity for here this month. If chicago would just stay this way.....dreaming. Played golf 2x this week and didn't work up a sweat...

Will be in Tahoe tomorrow night but it looks like 70s for our stay....hiking...no skiing. At least we will be in real mountains. Around here the biggest "mountains" are compliments of Waste Management!
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Year-round skiing/boarding at Paradise on Mt. Rainier. Looks like last weekend was pretty good judging by this photo.... no lifts though...

post #19 of 22

OK, Which one really has the REAL bragging rights?

Loveland Ski Area is Open!!
> For the 5th straight season Loveland is proud to be the first
> ski area to open in North America. We woke up with 18 inches of
> new snow on Wednesday and the snow guns have been blowing
> non-stop for the past 3 weeks.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by feallen
Loveland Ski Area is Open!!
> For the 5th straight season Loveland is proud to be the first
> ski area to open in North America. We woke up with 18 inches of
> new snow on Wednesday and the snow guns have been blowing
> non-stop for the past 3 weeks.
Loveland the first ski area in North America to open? So, where is TImberline, Oregon....Russia? Loveland is a few weeks behind.
post #21 of 22
I decided to let them know of their false claims, and the correspondence is below. ....They apparently don't feel burdened to the 'truth in advertising' standards some people expect. ---- Welcome to another season of hype !

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Hey *****,

Thanks for sending this over. Definitely want to know if I am saying
something that is not accurate.

Checked out the website and it says they are "North America's only year
round ski area." So, I guess it is open for debate, but I think we are
going to stick to our guns.

I do appreciate the feedback though. Hope to see you on the hill!

****
-----Original Message-----
From: ~ [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:52 AM
To: ****
Subject: RE: Loveland Ski Area Opens Friday October 15th @ 9am


Hi ****,

You don't appear to have the correct information. Timberline opened
following a hard snow storm the weekend of Sept 18. The telephone number
you need to call is 503-222-2211. You can also check out todays skiing
conditions at www.timberlinelodge.com.

Hope you have a real good, safe season,

*****

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:02:20 -0600, <promo@skiloveland.com> said:
> Valued Loveland Customer,
>
> Actually, we are the first. Sorry to disagree.
>
> We are the first because Mt Hood is closed. If you don't believe me,
> call
> their snow line at 503.227.snow.
>
> They stay open for the majority of the summer, but they do close and
> re-open. Since they haven't yet, we are the first. I wouldn't lie to
> you.
>
> There may be people skiing up there now, but it is not open to the
> public...They do a ton of clinics and camps though.
>
> Anything else I can help you out with, please let me know. The snow was
> great today!
>
> Thanks.

> promo@skiloveland.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ~ [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 4:41 AM
> To: promo@skiloveland.com
> Subject: Re: Loveland Ski Area Opens Friday October 15th @ 9am
>
>
> You aren't the first! ....Get real,, there has been skiing on Mt. Hood
> for weeks now!
>
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As you can see, they start with the claim that there was no skiing on Mt. Hood yet, and then moved to the 'I guess it's open for debate' part. Is there a reason why these guys hold so dearly to this false claim?
post #22 of 22
I agree. I've skied Hood three of the last four weekends.
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