Im wondering... How far would you drive to go snowboarding for a day? That is, how many hours away from your house is feasible to hit up a mountain without getting a hotel?
Right now Im 3.5 hours from a resort, so I stay at a hotel for that. But I will soon be in Eugene which is 1.25 hours from Willamette pass, which I think is doable without a hotel. But what about 2 hours, or even 3? I was thinking about this because I learned of a friend who drives 4 hours to hike the grand canyon and then 4 hours back in one day.