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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. Don't miss t-shirt spring sunshine ski days!
For up-to-date grooming information, follow @Teacupnordic via your favorite social media service.
Teacup Nordic offers 24 kilometers of varied terrain; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns. Teacup's trails range from about 4400' elevation down to 3900'.
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 coverage is better than in years base, but many areas do not have coverage. Do not rely upon being able to "call for help."
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!
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. 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. This lets 25% more skiers enjoy Teacup!
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 or having a snack out of the weather. (Please keep gear outside.) 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. We recommend one of our local ski shops listed on the Nordic Skiing Resources page.
Teacup offers in-depth programs and events throughout the season for kids and adults of all abilities to get better and learn more about Nordic Skiing. Local organizations also offering lessons include: Meadows Nordic, REI, Mazamas, 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.
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; however, their volunteer service does not alleviate you of risk and liabilities; more info being available here. 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
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.