Government Camp Conditions

Government Camp Winter Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Conditions and Grooming Report


Sat, Feb 25, 2017 277th Report of the Season - 8:30

Great snow conditions continue on a 5-6+ foot base.
The best xc skiing on groomed trails is at Teacup Lake and Meadows Nordic Center.

The Forest Service has locked the snow gates at Westleg and Trillium for the winter.
SnoParks are required in all winter parking areas.
Check for current highway cameras and conditions.

December and January snow with cold temperatures left 3-6+ feet on the ground. New snow earlier this week has left a great snow surface. XC skiers and snowshoers can expect to improve existing tracks over the weekend. A machine set xc ski track was set around Trillium Lake Sat am.

General Conditions

  • Weather: blue sky poking through high clouds
  • Temperature: 21
  • Average New Snow: trace in the last 24 hrs fell over the several inches of new snow earlier this week
  • Average Accumulation: 4-6 feet in some areas, more or less in others

Trillium Lake Trails Map


Cross country and snowshoe trails. A portion of this area is open (but not recommended) for snowmobiling).
Dogs are allowed. The Forest Service asks that you ski with your dog on a leash on the main Trillium Lake Loop and in all SnoParks.


XC skiers and snowshoers can expect to great tracks for xc skiers and snowshoers on the Trillium Lake Loop. A fresh machine set xc ski track was set Sat am. Mud Creek and Shearer Burn Rd have some tracks that will need to be improved by xc skiers & snowshoers throughout the weekend..

Barlow is a good choice for snowshoers

Donation boxes for trail grooming are located at the Trillium Trailhead as well as the upper end of the Barlow Trail at the Summit Guard Station.
A $3 donation is recommended.

Government Camp Trails Map


Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails that encircle the community and connect to the Trillium Lake Snow Trail System. Dogs are allowed but need to be leashed in SnoParks and throughout the community.


Expect to re-establish and/or improve separate xc ski and snowshoe user tracks.

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center Trails Map


Up to 15 km of groomed trails for classic cross country skiing and skating. The Nordic Center (located at the east end of the Hood River Meadow SnoPark offers rentals, lessons and trail passes.
Dogs, snowshoeing and walking are not allowed on the groomed ski trails.


Trail passes are $15 for adults

Open Thurs-Mondays 9-4

Trails are groomed daily when the Nordic Center is open.

Tea Cup Lake Nordic Center Trails Map


Up to 20 km of trails groomed for skating and classic xc skiing. There is also a day use shelter and two covered restrooms.
Dogs, snowshoeing and walking are prohibited on the groomed trails.


Tea Cup is operated by the Tea Cup Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club. Generally, trails are generally groomed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and additional days over Holidays and school vacations. A $10 donation is recommended.

Grooming occurred Sat am and will again on Sunday am

The annual TEA PARTY featuring xc ski lessons was rescheduled and is planned for Sunday, March 12.