National Forest: Mt. Hood National Forest

Nearest major town or city: Portland, Oregon

With the immense, snow-capped Mount Hood resting in the distance, Timberline Lodge Ski Area is the only place in North America where visitors can ski and snowboard all 12 months of the year. Timberline Lodge offers picture-perfect views, more vertical feet of skiing than anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, and an opportunity to embrace the natural world around you.

Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet and provides visitors with 41 ski trails for all levels of experience. For the bikers who would like to explore the Mt. Hood National Forest instead of the slopes, the Timberline Bike Park offers four trails to guide you through the greenery at the base of the mountain.

And what about the horror movie buffs? Well Timberline has you covered there too. The exterior of Timberline Lodge was seen on screen in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic The Shining. Don’t worry, the elevator scene was filmed at a separate studio.

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National Forest Foundation