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Mt. Hood for a Newbie

I snowboard all mountain and hit small features in the park and have a seasons pass to Stevens Pass in WA

I'm thinking about planning a trip to Mt. Hood for late April / early May (is this a good time to go?). I've only been to Mt. Hood once and stayed with a friend at the time in Portland and just made a day trip there. This time around I will need to find lodging, and am wondering what the best way to experience Hood.

I saw this deal ($39 Lift Tickets at Hood River Area Lodging Partners) Hood River Area Lodging | Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort

I wanted to know what lodge on that list is recommended for a group of 4 to 6 people (2 to 3 couples), or if there are any alternate suggestions?

Also, how is Mt. Hood organized? Are there multiple Resorts, where your lift ticket is only good for that particular Resorts lifts? Which one is the best to go to?
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Meadows will be closed in a few weeks. They are already closing the HRM side of the resort after Spring Break.

Stay and ride at Timberline.
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oh I didn't realize meadows closes so early, while timberline is open so late in the season. When is timberline expected to close?
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I snowboard all mountain and hit small features in the park and have a seasons pass to Stevens Pass in WA

I'm thinking about planning a trip to Mt. Hood for late April / early May (is this a good time to go?). I've only been to Mt. Hood once and stayed with a friend at the time in Portland and just made a day trip there. This time around I will need to find lodging, and am wondering what the best way to experience Hood.

I saw this deal ($39 Lift Tickets at Hood River Area Lodging Partners) Hood River Area Lodging | Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort

I wanted to know what lodge on that list is recommended for a group of 4 to 6 people (2 to 3 couples), or if there are any alternate suggestions?

Also, how is Mt. Hood organized? Are there multiple Resorts, where your lift ticket is only good for that particular Resorts lifts? Which one is the best to go to?
Meadows is open daily through April 25. We're considering extending weekends into May depending on snow conditions and turn out. Timberline is scheduled to operate daily all the way through the spring and summer to Labor Day (depending on how the Palmer Glacier weathers the summer). You should consider Cooper Spur Mt. Resort for your lodging - rent a cabin or condo for $99 / night. There's bedrooms downstairs (each with queen beds) and four twins up stairs in a loft. Here's the link: Redirect: Default Index Page
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Hey Dave good to see ya here...

Being an avid Meadows rider, why do you guys close Night skiing down so early? Is the business really that bad at night? I wish it was still open during spring break...i'd be up there every night after work now that im out of class for a week...

And you closed night skiing down really really early last year i remember, was stuck going to Skibowl for 2 months!

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Thanks. Historically night business drops off after high school state championships as night training goes away. There's also the issue of spring-like conditions - the thaw freeze can make for some less than desireable night conditions which also drives down business. There are exceptions, and we are looking at ways to continue Meadows After Dark beyond mid March in the future.
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Yea i understand that. Hopefully you guys can figure something out since now even Tline has night skiing Friday and Saturday's..and well Skibowl had a nice long late night season last year...i wouldnt even waste my time going there this year

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