Ski at Teacup

Trail & Facilities Information

Teacup Nordic offers 20+ kilometers of varied terrain; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns. Trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. Snowshoes and dogs are NOT allowed on the Teacup Nordic trails. Dogs and snowshoes are allowed at Pocket Creek and Bennet Pass sno-parks.

20 km (12 miles) of groomed trails
The terrain is varied; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns. Tracks are set by a full-size Snocat for both skating and touring skis. Our groomed trails are not as wide as those at some large commercial areas, but about 60-70% of the trails are wide enough for 2 sets of tracks and a skating lane in the center.

Wide, deluxe, regularly-groomed trails
Our trails are usually groomed on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Your club memberships, trail fees, and donations pay for our dependable grooming contractor. He is also a nordic skier and a club member, so he strives to keep up with snowfall and groom the nicest ski trails possible. If you are on the trails while our contractor is grooming, please do not stand or ski near the groomer. Step off the trail and allow it to pass.

Trails are usually groomed Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Trails are groomed additional days around Christmas and New Year’s Day and during Spring Break in March. For up-to-date grooming information follow Teacup Nordic on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

Teacup Skier Responsibility Code

  1. Ski within your ability. 
  2. Ski at your own risk.
  3. Ski in control. 
  4. Purchase a trail pass online, or bring cash for one of the collection boxes at the ski area.
  5. Stop in a safe place for you and others. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail.
  6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  7. Wear proper clothing. Wear or carry hats and gloves. Wool or synthetic materials are recommended, cotton is not warm when wet.
  8. Report all accidents using the accident reporting forms in the Ray Garey Cabin.
  9. For further information, see Oregon Skiing Statute ORS 30.970 to 30.990.

Teacup Nordic’s Ray Garey Cabin is a heated day-use cabin for all skiers to use for warming up, stowing extra gear or having a snack out of the weather. Two sheltered and regularly-maintained restrooms (pit toilets) are located near the cabin. There is no running water at Teacup Nordic. If you did not purchase your trail pass in advance, you may pay the trail fee in cash using one of the collection boxes located near the entrance and the cabin.

Sheltered Restrooms
Two sheltered and regularly-maintained restrooms (pit toilets) are located near the cabin.

We recommend renting or purchasing Nordic skiing equipment at one of our local ski shops listed on the Nordic Skiing Resources page. Rental equipment is not available at Teacup Nordic.

Skiing with Kids
Teacup welcomes families! Nordic skiing is a great way to introduce kids of all ages to snow sports. For beginners, we recommend bringing extra layers and lots of snacks, and planning time to play in the snow and to enjoy the wood stove in the Ray Garey Cabin.

Park at the Teacup Lake Sno-Park on Highway 35 to access the trails. An Oregon Sno-Park permit is required.  

Sorry, No Snowshoes or Dogs Allowed
The focus of the Teacup trail system in on Nordic skiing and our groomer works very hard to lay down premium tracks so we do not allow snowshoes or dogs on the the trails. Luckily, Mt. Hood offers lots of other trails that allow both. Dogs and snowshoes are allowed at Pocket Creek, Bennet Pass and on some of the Mt Hood Meadows area trails.