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Mt. Hood....coming from PA

Looking for some advice for a trip out to Portland with several days at Mt. Hood. (3/1 - 3/7)

There will be three of us, one timid beginner and two of us that are intermediate. Coming from a "winter" on the slopes of the Mid-Atlantic I am hoping for some natural snow.

Any trails we should most definitely hit? Feel like we will be pretty out of our element there compared to the Pocono's we are used to. Is it worth checking both Ski Bowl and Meadows?
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Hood is my Home Mountain. It's way worthy to hit Timberline for the sake of the beginner, it's easy riding, but with the best terrain parks on Hood. Meadows is Corporate and the lift lines are long, if you're riding through the weekend avoid that hellhole. Skibowl: it's a small Ma and Pa ski area but with the most righteous terrain of all three Hood resorts, just don't go there if it's not full of fresh snow or it's still not worth it.
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Hood/Bachelor

Thanks for the quick reply Gnar...do you think it would be worth it to take a trip South down to Bachelor for a day? We will have a car available on the weekend for sure...may need to go up to Hood by bus during the week.

I've been checking in on the weather recently out there, a few inches n there @ Hood every couple nights?
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I would do a least a day at timberline just for the full effect of being p on the top of the mtn, it feels massive up there cause there is nothin else around.

Bachelor would be a fun day trip.... I would surely do meadows during the week too, tline on the weekend.
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Rain...

F me...I thought some snow had dropped out there recently...not liking the sounds of that Snowolf. We'll have to see what goes on in the next week or so...I can handle shitty conditions, heavy/freezing rain not so much.
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Well here's hoping things turn around next week for our arrival. Have a good time down there in Arizona. This is my one and only "legit" trip of the season before motorcycles take over my life so I'll make the most of it.

Bachelor looks legit so we will likely shoot down there atleast one day...weather pending of course.
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Hood conditions look to be improving starting tomorrow. Loads of snow and lowering temps for the next week. Still got a 100" base which is more than most of the country has. You should have a great trip. Early March is prime time.
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Op make a quick trip up north, drive up after a day at hood get there about midnight...sleep in the car and then get your ass kicked on this tiny hill...ya got 7 days. We broke 200" base today...it snowed 10"...idk how that happened it was suppose to rain but I aint complaining.

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Op make a quick trip up north, drive up after a day at hood get there about midnight...sleep in the car and then get your ass kicked on this tiny hill...ya got 7 days. We broke 200" base today...it snowed 10"...idk how that happened it was suppose to rain but I aint complaining.
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Cautiously optimistic but not gonna hold my breathe. Been fucked too many times this year by a forecast like that thanks to Pineapple Express! I got sure thing going in Arizona!
Yeah, you've gotten screwed this year. Most of the good days have happened when you've been driving the big rig and the bad ones when you've been nightwolf. I can see why you are frustrated.

Sure thing in AZ for sun I guess, but not snow. Snow Bowl has a 22" base of that low density stuff. Bring your rock board.
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