Timberline Closes For The Day Due To Heat Wave In Pacific Northwest

With excessive heat warnings being issued all over the Pacific Northwest, the famed summer getaway for snowboarding on Mt. Hood announced that it would not open Monday and is closing the park Tuesday, June 28, as well. Alongside the Palmer Glacier, Portland, OR reported record breaking temps two days in a row (112°f and 113°f), with Seattle also declaring their hottest day in history at 107°f.

The heat wave, referred to as a “heat dome”, is expected to linger around this week in the PNW with many towns in OR predicted to top out well over 100°f until Thursday.

From Timberline:
Dear Freestyle Customers- It has been a very challenging week to work on snow. We have never seen conditions this drastic on Palmer Snowfield. Last night we encountered another 70 degree night with 50mph hot east winds. This is causing rapid melting in all areas of the snowfield. In the terrain parks, the tremendous efforts of our park and grooming staff yesterday to set rails and shape features was all for naught. Rails will have to be completely reset again before opening and every feature reshaped.

It’s heartbreaking to deliver this message, but we cannot open the FTC parks tomorrow (Tuesday). Our goal at the moment is to have FTC parks open on Wednesday the 30th. Mile Public Park will open Tuesday with very limited terrain.

From the National Weather Service:

Excessive Heat Warning until MON 11:00 PM PDT
Issued By: Portland – OR, US, National Weather Service
Affected Area: All of the higher elevations of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon
Description
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
WHAT…Dangerously hot temperatures of 95 to 105 likely.
WHERE…All of the higher elevations of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.
WHEN…Until 11 PM PDT this evening.
IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Check Timberline’s Instagram for more updates.

Comments

Up Next

August 5, 2022

Emily O’Connor Talks Raking and Rope Tows

The Never Summer rider and Trollhaugen local has rake in one hand and snowboard in the other.

July 28, 2022

Playing Through Summer with Madison Blackley

In which Madison talks summer activities and Vacationland.

July 26, 2022

Speed Round Interview with @reid_4_speed

We know you don’t have time to read a long interview in this economy, so here is a short...

July 24, 2022

The Burton Team Heads to Jersey for Some Summertime Snowboarding

With indoor boarding nearby, the Jersey Shore is more of a summer destination than ever.

July 15, 2022

The Mysterious Case of Mike Yoshida’s Camera Gear

If you like photos of snowboarding, you are probably familiar with Mike “Yosh” Yoshida. As a former staffer and...

July 7, 2022

Clocking In: Vince Sanders, Chairman of the Boards at Never Summer

I met Vince Sanders for the first time last November at the Never Summer headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Vince...

July 6, 2022

FWT > NFT: Blake Moller Talks Winning The World Tour, Filming and More

Winning the Freeride World Tour and filming a part for a huge brand like Salomon would be plenty of...

July 5, 2022

Interview: Nora Beck’s Back Up Plan

New hardware and a new project in the works.

June 29, 2022

Is Forum Forever After All?

We've been waiting for this for years. Could it be true?