5.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Well since the ski area was closed we decided to just take over the slopes, ha ha! It was surreal to be traversing the slopes on this bluebird day with no-one around and the chairlifts stilled.
I rented BC Nordic skis that weren't so great on the 3 hour long trip upwards on the stiff, sometimes icy surface of West Leg Road, but they sure helped me carve some turns on the way down via the Glade and Alpine runs. The Timberline Ski Area and Wyeast Lodge are closed, but we were surprised to find that Timberline Lodge (and dining room) itself was still open.... with guests.
I only counted the uphill mileage.