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Old 04-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hows the condition these days? i know they haven't gotten any new snow in a while but mt hood's season has been known to last throughout summer. whats the best mtn to go snowboarding around the portland/mt hood area? i'll been out there first weekend of may, so basically in about 2 weeks.

also, anyone know what road conditions are like? would i be okay doing the mtn driving with just a crappy 2wd rental on street tires, especially it seems like its spring conditions now.
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hows the condition these days? i know they haven't gotten any new snow in a while but mt hood's season has been known to last throughout summer.
A week ago today was a full on powder day and it had been snowing the 3 days prior, so if one week is "awhile" you are correct. Last week was great corn with a 150" base. Chance of snow Wed-Sun this week.

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whats the best mtn to go snowboarding around the portland/mt hood area?.
I think your only choices will be Timberline or Meadows.

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anyone know what road conditions are like? would i be okay doing the mtn driving with just a crappy 2wd rental on street tires, especially it seems like its spring conditions now.
Road conditions are mostly bare this time of year but there is always the chance of snow at pass level until June.
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thanks for your input, i really appreciate it. thats awesome new snow is still coming down! so which resort would you recommend this time of the year, meadows or timberline?

i guess i'll try to pick an awd rental vehicle if i can.
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thanks for your input, i really appreciate it. thats awesome new snow is still coming down! so which resort would you recommend this time of the year, meadows or timberline?

i guess i'll try to pick an awd rental vehicle if i can.
Didn't mean to scare you about the car. Odds are very high you will be fine with a front wheel drive. Can you wait until a couple days before you arrive to rent/

That's the last weekend of the season for Meadows. If it's sunny it should be a party atmosphere. I'd suggest trying a day at meadows and one at timberline to get a more complete Mt Hood experience. They both have strong points.
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You should be ok with a FWD, you may need chains if it starts snowing while your here though and your going to T-Line you might have difficulty getting up that hill.
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how is mt. hood during June? i plan on coming up and spending a week up there. And i know that Timberline is open almost year round. Will they be open mid-late June?
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Still getting snow at Timberline. Meadows should have stayed open later
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Still getting snow at Timberline. Meadows should have stayed open later
i second this. it's a real shame they did they should've done the may challenge again
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Will they be open mid-late June?
When in the last 20 years have they not been?
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how is mt. hood during June? i plan on coming up and spending a week up there. And i know that Timberline is open almost year round. Will they be open mid-late June?
11 inches of fresh snow in the last few days. There was a LOT of fluffy powder there today. It felt like February. Loved it.
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