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Timberline Lodge
We are all looking forward to a great ski season. The extended forecasts indicate a return to a more normal winter here in the Northwest. We'll take normal, as that means lots of snow in the Cascades!
Season Pass Sales: It is now time to get your season pass to Timberline. We have lots of options, from unlimited season passes to the popular Flex pass, to our signature pass product, The Weekday Plus Pass. Passes are on sale on line at www.timberlinelodge.com or by calling Mountain Services at 503-622-0717. For your convenience we will also be in Portland at the following ski shops to process passes and talk to you about the upcoming season. Please visit us at any of the following shops.
October 23rd GI Joes - Salem 10:00 a.m. till 3 p.m.
October 24th GI Joes - Vancouver 5:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
October 29th Oaks Park 7:00p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
November 1 GI Joes - Beaverton 5:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
November 4,5,6 - The Ski Fever Ski Show at the Multnomah Expo Center Introducing the Skool Kard: We have a great new klub kard for young people ages 13-17 this year. It is called the Skool Kard, and it is free. The Skool Kard will get these teenagers a $5 discount on their skiing, any time, every time. Simply show it at the ticket office to receive the discount! It will also get you other neat discounts. What a great deal! Go to www.skoolkard.com for more info on discounts and where to get your Skool Kard.
Timberline Acoustic Music Series: The Timberline Acoustic Music Series with concerts around the fireplace is in full swing. The concerts are on Wednesday evenings in October and are $12 at the door, or free to registered lodge guests, or dinner guests. Misty River kicked off the Series with a wonderful show on the 5th, then singer/songwriter Chris Knight entertained us all . James Keelaghan comes down from Canada to give us a performance on Oct. 19th. And, the final show will be on Oct 26th by the 5 piece string band Cowboy Celtic. For more information got to www.timberlinelodge.com or call 503 622-0707. See You at the Ski Show : We'll be at the annual
Portland Ski Fever
Show at the Portland Expo Center on Nov 4,5,6. Please stop by our booth We have lots of new things to share with you!

Crystal Mountain, WA – SKIING magazine released Crystal Mountain was ranked number 20. This is the fourth time Crystal has been included in this list. The Top-25 list is part of SKIING’s November “Killer Trips” issue, which provides skiers with the ultimate guide to mountain adventure and extreme terrain. The ranking is determined by two parts; the first being pro-skier and reader surveys, and the second is based on mountain statistics.
Since John Kircher purchased Crystal Mountain in 1997, over $15 million in upgrades and renovation have been made to the ski area in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
Crystal Mountain was the first ski area in the Northwest to install a six-passenger, high-speed chairlift, the Forest Queen Express in 1997. A second “six pack” and a high- speed quad were also added in 1998 and 2000. More recently, a new $6.2 million dollar, 12,500 square foot mid-mountain lodge was completed for the 04/05 winter ski season. The lift improvements, new lodge and base area renovations coupled with the amazing terrain have made this national ranking possible. “I couldn’t happier. I’m pleased that everything we’ve worked for is making a difference. More importantly, local skiers should be proud to know they have a nationally ranked ski area right in their backyard,” said John Kircher, Crystal Mountain’s General Manager.


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