first week of may...last days opened at Meadows. The riding should be good from 8:30-12:00 when the snow just gets to wet. I have not looked at the long range forecast, but I think spring has finally sprung given the recent 75-80 degree temps we have been having (in Hood River). WE are expecting cooler temps this week, but I think the pow days of april 15th are ancient history, but you never know for sure in the PNW... it could dump some more. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
I would also plan atleast a day at T line. Meadows has the terrain you are looking for being an advanced rider, but if you are coming all the way out here, Timberline lodge and the resort should not be missed. The terrain at T line is pretty tame but worthy of a visit.