Information

Get your Trail Passes
Purchase your trail passes here to keep our nonprofit economically sustainable.  

Longest Season Anywhere
Trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing from November to May, weather permitting, on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Trails are groomed additional days around Christmas and New Year’s Day and during Spring Break in March. Don't miss t-shirt spring sunshine ski days!

For up-to-date grooming information, follow @Teacupnordic via your favorite social media service.  

Ski Safe
Beware of grooming machines!   Our conditions typically require morning grooming; therefore, please prioritize safety and do not ski or stand near a grooming machine.  Please step off the trail until the grooming machine has passed and do not ski directly behind the groomer.

Cell phones work only in certain areas; Verizon being the worst coverage.

Ski Kind
When the snow has just been groomed, please give time for the trail to firm up by using alternative trails to ensure a great skiing experience for everyone later in the day!

Be Weather Aware!

NOAA Weather Forecast for Teacup Nordic
Temira's Mt. Hood Forecast

ODOT Trip Check Road Cameras 

Trail Map
Teacup Nordic offers 20+ kilometers of varied terrain; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns.  Teacup from about 4300' elevation down to 3900'.

A GPS-enabled, topographic map that works with the Avenza App that lets you be "offline" with your phone but still tracking where you are on our trail system can be downloaded here.

View or download a PDF of an illustrated trail map here.  Cell phones work only in certain areas; do not rely upon being able to "call for help."

 

Public Transportation
CAT is now running a bus service between Hood River and Mount Hood with a stop at Teacup! Take the bus and don't worry about finding a parking spot, as well helping our environment. Reservations are required and must be made a day in advance. Same day reservations are not available. Reserve your seat online here. More information can be found here

Parking:  we use the "Teacup Lake Sno-Park" on Highway 35. 

  An Oregon Sno-Park Permit is required.  These funds go to the State (ODOT) to pay for snowplowing.

  Park close to the car next to you at 90 degrees to ensure room for all.

  Please back in (rear-to-snowbank) - its safer!   

Cabin & Restrooms
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. Regularly-maintained restrooms (pit toilets) are available near the cabin. There is no running water or electricity at Teacup Nordic. 

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

Teacup offers more in-depth, season long programs for kids and adults to get better at skiing, not one-time, first-time lessons.  Local organizations offering that include: Meadows Nordic, REIMazamas, and Wy'East 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.  Our Youth Program is a great way for kids to get involved in the Nordic skiing community.

NO Skiing with Dogs
Dogs are NOT allowed on the Teacup Nordic trails. Dogs are allowed at Pocket Creek and Bennett Pass sno-parks.

NO Snowshoes
Snowshoes are NOT allowed on the Teacup Nordic trails. Snowshoes are allowed at Pocket Creek and Bennet Pass sno-parks.

Safety
SKI AT YOUR OWN RISK.  Ski in control and within your own ability.  Teacup Nordic Ski Area is patrolled by the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol on certain days, including most weekends and holidays.  A sign near the Ray Garey Cabin indicates if the ski patrol is on duty.  Cell phones work only in certain areas.

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 to info@teacupnordic.org
  9. For further information, see Oregon Skiing Statute ORS 30.970 to 30.990.

Teacup Nordic is committed to providing all skiers an environment free from harassment and bullying. Any concerns should be directed to: info@teacupnordic.org.