Enjoy the natural beauty around Teacup Lake, have fun and be safe.
Enjoy the natural beauty around Teacup Lake, have fun and be safe.

Trail Rules and Etiquette

Please follow some basic rules, etiquette, and common sense policies to help keep Teacup a safe and fun place for all skiers.

  • Become a member or make a daily suggested minimum trail use donation for non member day skiers is: $10.00 per skier per day for skiers over 12 yrs. of age. $5 for skiers age 6-11 and free to children under 6. Please do your part so that we can continue to offer the best groomed ski trails on the mountain!
    Trail grooming is contracted and costs $2,000 weekly.
  • No dogs.
    Dogs are not allowed: dogs and groomed trails don’t mix well. It is a safety problem and dogs damage the groomed tracks. Take your dog to one of the 30 other cross-country ski areas where dogs are allowed.
  • No snowshoes or walking are allowed on the groomed trails
    Mixing snowshoes and skies on the same trail does not work. There are a lot of places to snowshoe on Mt Hood, but Teacup is not one of them.
  • Ski within your abilities and ski at your own risk.
    Teacup Lake Nordic area is not patrolled and does not have any medical staff on site.
  • Carry out your trash
    We do not have trash pickup at the Lodge.
  • Enjoy yourself, have fun and be nice to other skiers.
    We all have more fun that way. Be especially nice to the Teacup volunteers.
  • Use the Ray Garey Day use cabin.
    It's great warming up, stowing extra gear or having lunch out of the weather. It’s a place to meet other skiers and to feel like part of the ski community. The lodge is open to the public on weekends, unless no Teacup volunteer is available to open it.
  • Please use one of the two sheltered restrooms.
    It is not heated, but very comfortable.