Timberline Lodge, OR

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14 thoughts on “Timberline Lodge, OR

  1. Milan February 24, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    Did you forget the legendary Timberline Bus Tram made by riblet, Peter?

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  2. VintageChairlifts November 26, 2019 / 1:24 pm

    I recently stumbled onto the US Forest Service Photo Archive on Flickr, and there are some AMAZING pictures on there: https://flickr.com/photos/135886671@N08/sets/72157659210957389

    A number of them are of the original Magic Mile single lift, including the bottom terminal, top terminal, multiple mid-line shots, and a stats sign showing the number of towers/chairs and etc.

    These photos are public domain and thus not copyrighted. So everyone has the ability to share/alter/print them out for free!

    I’d love to see an article about the history of this lift.

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  3. Myles Svec September 8, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    Will the Wildfires affect opening dates of Mt Hood, Timberline and other ski areas? If the wildfire don’t calm down soon it could delay opening dates.

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    • Owen Mitchem September 8, 2020 / 6:52 pm

      If there is enough snow to open the ski areas, there is enough snow to put out the fires. The only operations that will likely be affected will be the bike park which is currently closed due to fire danger. If the fire in Heather Canyon at MHM gets out of control there is a possibility for damage to Star and Heather, however at this time I don’t think that is likely.

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  4. Vintage Chairlifts September 11, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    Photos of the old Magic Mile lifts:

    Magic Mile 1:

    From the parking lot:
    Mt. Hood from Timberline Area, OR

    Closer to bottom terminal:
    11-647 Mt. Hood, Oregon

    Overview of lift line:
    179 Old Magic Mile ski lift on Mt Hood at Timberline Lodge

    Upper part of the line:
    178 Old Magic Mile ski lift on Mt Hood at Timberline Lodge

    People waiting in line:
    376 Lower terminal  old Magic Mile chair lift Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood Nat'l Forest 1930's

    Bottom Terminal:
    452 Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood National Forest, lower terminal Magic Mile chairlift

    Sign at bottom terminal:
    16-080 Timberline Ski Lift on Mt. Hood, Ore.

    Tower 3 after 240 inches of snow (this may be the reason Magic Mile 2 was built with such tall towers):
    420 Timberline Lodge, old Magic Mile ski lift record 240 inches of snow buries chair lift

    Midline:
    499443 Ski Lift at Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood NF, OR

    On the way up (in color!)
    Old Magic Mile lift, Mt Hood Nat'l Forest

    Top terminal at the Silcox Hut:
    306 Mt Hood Nat'l Forest, Timberline Lodge, upper terminal of Magic Mile at Silcox hut

    Magic Mile 2:

    Bottom terminal or mid station:
    108 Mt Hood Nat'l Forest, bottom of Magic Mile lift Timberline Lodge

    Lift and lodge:
    407 Timberline Lodge, old magic mile chairlift, Mt Hood National Forest  1973

    Looking down:
    548 Mt Hood National Foest, Timberline Lodge, summer riders old magic mile  chairlift

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  5. Vintage Chairlifts September 12, 2020 / 12:37 am

    Pictures of the Mount Hood Skiway from Government Camp to Timberline:

    Bottom Terminal:
    180 Thunderbird Lodge and bottom terminal Mt Hood Skiway Government Camp

    Midline:
    17-178 Mt. Hood Skiway from Upper Terminal, OR 1955

    17-181 Mt. Hood from Mt. Hood Skiway

    Skiway Aerial Tram from Govt. Camp to Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood NF, OR 1952

    Skyway to Timberline Lodge

    016 Government Camp to Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood Skyway1953

    307 Mt Hood Nat'l Forest, Timberline Lodge, Skyway lift

    Top Terminal:
    424 Skiway terminal at Timberline lodge

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    • Vintage Chairlifts May 28, 2021 / 10:16 am

      An old newsreel about the Skiway:

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  6. Vintage Chairlifts September 12, 2020 / 12:55 am

    Original Pucci lift in the lower left hand corner of this picture:

    CT-2371 Timberline Lodge, Oregon

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  7. Myles Svec December 5, 2021 / 8:49 pm

    Does anyone know what effect an eruption of Mount Hood would have on Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows? Seismic activity has increased in the past few decades at Mt Hood indicating a future eruption and it is the 2nd most likely volcano to erupt in the continental US.

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    • pbropetech December 6, 2021 / 9:24 am

      Hard to say. Bare minimum there would have to be some damage to structures and lifts based on seismic activity. There’s also the question of the direction of an eruption- Mt St Helens blew the entire north side out (as well as 1400′ of the summit) but left the south, east, and west relatively untouched. I’d be willing to bet if there was a series of seismic events similar to the leadup St Helens’ eruption the mountain would be evacuated anyway. If there was an actual eruption it would end skiing on the mountain for quite a while, most likely.

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    • skitheeast December 6, 2021 / 1:55 pm

      Eruptions are unpredictable, as they can occur in different directions. Mt. Hood’s lava flow would likely predominantly be northeast given the topography of the region. However, Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows are so close (as they are literally on the volcano) that they are both well within the lava flow and rock debris paths of any eruption at the summit. Best case scenario for the resorts would be an eruption from the north side of the volcano instead of the peak, similar to Mt. St. Helens in 1980, which would still result in significant mudflow at the resorts but limited lava flow and blast deposits. The glaciers on the mountain would likely be gone for some time with any eruption as well. Any major eruption of Mt. Hood would likely be the end of skiing on the mountain for a number of years.

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    • skitheeast March 29, 2022 / 8:36 pm

      They moved the proposed gondola’s top terminal from Timberline Lodge to the top of Jeff Flood, which simplifies the lift by avoiding any crossings.

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