Oregon’s Timberline Lodge is set on the slopes of Mount Hood. One of two original ski areas in North America, the venue is a historical and memorable place to host a meeting or event.
The Lodge’s intrinsic value of place, space and comfort brings people together in a unique way to enjoy moments from the past and to make plans for the future. The centrally located walk-around fireplace invites guests to meet and linger, and the heated outdoor pool is open year-round.
Timberline Ski Resort is one of few places boasting summer skiing. Palmer Snowfield is open to ski camps, Olympic athletes, racers and the public from June through September. The mountain, peppered with active team-building opportunities, is perfect for hiking, scavenger hunts and historic tours. Near the resort, guests can join in zip lining, alpine tubing and even whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River. The winter season offers forty-one trails crisscrossing the mountain for skiing and boarding.
The Lodge has four designated event venues ranging from 1,100 to 2,400 square feet. With so much to offer in this spectacular setting, planners should schedule their next meeting at Timberline Lodge. John Burton, Director of Marketing and PR, tells groups to “Create memorable, meaningful, and useful experiences with your staff or partners, 6,000 feet up at Timberline Lodge, an unsurpassed Mt. Hood National Landmark.”
There are six dining options at the Lodge, and catering is available for groups from 40 to 500. The Cascade dining room is famous for its breakfast buffet and fine dining in the evening. The Ram’s Head Bar serves casual food and is an ideal place for a cocktail. The Blue Ox Bar features pizza and microbrews. The Wy’East Day Lodge highlights a casual bar with a sundeck primed for watching mountain activity and a café serving burgers and pizza.
The lodge’s 70 guest rooms provide a comfortable respite after a long day of meetings or an afternoon on the slopes. The Silcox Hut, located another 1,000 feet up the mountain, can accommodate 22 overnight guests in a rustic setting.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded the building project for Timberline Lodge during the heart of the Depression. Timberline sits boldly on the south side of Mt. Hood, and its construction provided work for hundreds of people in the 1930s. Riddled with difficult times, this resort’s 75-year-long history includes two closures including a war-time closure in 1942. Today the resort runs at full speed thanks to the US Department of Interior designating it a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Timberline Lodge is located in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, about 60 miles east of Portland. A 90-minute drive from Portland brings visitors to this scenic wonderland.