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Old 03-11-2009, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! I'm planing to go on a three day trip to Portland this spring break (March 30th - April 2nd) with my dad. During the short stay, I hope to hit up Mt. Hood at least for a day. Can anyone tell me about Mt. Hood? Is it worth it to go there? how's the snow/people/food/hotels near the portland airport/transportation/etc? Anything I should know? Forgive me for pestering you with all of these questions. After all, I am from the midwest

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Theres a ton of threads about this already. Just please go through some threads.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your only here for a day to go skiing make sure you hit up Mt Hood Meadows, and if you still got the energy do Skibowl at night, its fantastic.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Saw your post.
Here's a couple of links to help you in your decision.

Slush Rush: The Spring Resort Guide - Action - ESPN
This is a pretty cool video and report on spring riding at Mt. Hood Meadows.

YouTube - Snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows, Powder Day, March 8, 2009, Part 1
YouTube - Snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows, Powder Day, March 8, 2009, Part 2
this is YouTube video that was shot just last week at Meadows.

Enjoy!

by the way - Mt. Hood Meadows has a $99 Unlimited Spring Pass - it's good the rest of the season!
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Meadows and Timberline both have those passes. I like Timberline because it is always uncrowded on the weekdays when I get to go. It's also got some really fun, long blues with some nice little jumps.

I haven't been to Meadows, but I hear it's got some of the best steep runs. I suppose it depends on the boarding you like to do. My wife and I are pretty leisurely when it comes to the mountain so we don't hit backcountry or bowls or anything.

The night time boarding at Skibowl was a blast as well. Great times and it's cheaper than some places in the Midwest I went to.

Whatever you choose, you'll have a good time.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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by the way - Mt. Hood Meadows has a $99 Unlimited Spring Pass - it's good the rest of the season!
Which ends on April 26th lol...but i guess even if you just go twice your saving money getting the Spring pass..

I think Flick you would like Meadows a lot more, theres a lot of runs besides Heather canyon. Some of those runs down Cascade & Vista, especially on powder days are phenominal...wide open runs, tons of snow...
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Not to jack your thread or anything, but a quick question for Wolf: Where would you say the most challenging terrain a T-line is at? I'm heading up there this weekend, and in the past i've only payed attention to their parks. Thx
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The to of the mountain at Timberline is awesome, but it's closed every time I go.

Just check out their map and you'll see the runs I'm talking about.

EDIT: I know I'm not SnoWolf, but Timberline is my church.
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Lol, i always thought it was icy and flat up there?
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Compared to Meadows, probably.
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