Buy Day, Season, and Lifetime trail passes here. Kids (17 and under) ski free! If you do not purchase your trail pass in advance, you must pay $10 per adult at one of the collection boxes located near the entrance and the cabin (cash or check only).
Grooming & Weather
Trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing November 15 - April 15, 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. For up-to-date grooming information, follow Teacup Nordic on Twitter or check out the Twitter feed on our homepage.
Grooming typically occurs early in the morning. Please prioritize safety and do not ski or stand near a grooming machine. Step off the trail until the grooming machine has passed and do not ski directly behind the groomer. It is important to stay off the trails until grooming is complete, both for your safety, and to be considerate of our groomer and other skiers. At typical temperatures near freezing, groomed trails require some time to firm up, and skiing behind the groomer will degrade the skiing experience for others.
Teacup Nordic offers 20+ kilometers of varied terrain; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns. Teacup is at about 4300' elevation. View or download a PDF of the trail map here.
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.
Park at the Teacup Lake Sno-Park on Highway 35. An Oregon Sno-Park Permit is required. Park close to the car next to you, rear-to-snowbank (angled at 60 deg, facing downhill). This will safely permit the maximum number of cars to park in the sno-park.
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. Two sheltered and regularly-maintained restrooms (pit toilets) are located near the cabin. There is no running water 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 lessons for kids and a masters program for adults. Other local organizations, including Meadows Nordic, Mazamas, and Wy'East Nordic offer adult cross-country skiing lessons.
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.
Skiing with Dogs
Dogs are NOT allowed on the Teacup Nordic trails. Dogs are allowed at Pocket Creek and Bennett Pass sno-parks.
Snowshoes are NOT allowed on the Teacup Nordic trails. Snowshoes are allowed at Pocket Creek and Bennet Pass sno-parks.
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.
Teacup Skier Responsibility Code
Teacup Nordic is committed to providing all skiers an environment free from harassment and bullying. Any concerns should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.