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Question Best Ski area in PNW?

I know weather is always a big variable in planning a trip, but I'm wanting POW (who isn't?). I've never been north of Mammoth and this would be a first in the PNW for me. So I wanted to ask around on here, Who offers the best SKI area experience with a good park?


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you're going now?

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I know weather is always a big variable in planning a trip, but I'm wanting POW (who isn't?). I've never been north of Mammoth and this would be a first in the PNW for me. So I wanted to ask around on here, Who offers the best SKI area experience with a good park?
If you want both POW and Park you will be making some sacrifices... or it'll narrow your search down very quickly
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I think Baker is the only mountain that has huge terrain and a huge park. You're not going to find too many really elaborate parks up here because we have great terrain and powder (and when you have those things, who cares about park :P). Something to keep in mind is if you go to one of the bigger mountains with high exposure, the powder gets shredded out extremely quickly. This time of year though these resorts are pretty much the only ones that are open because they get enough people to make money. Despite a 17 foot snowpack, my mountain closed a week ago because they just don't get traffic in spring.

For the best PNW experience, go in mid-late March to one of the less exposed mountains. You will get fresh powder lines all day long.

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I think Baker is the only mountain that has huge terrain and a huge park.
Really? Wrath made it sound like park wasn't such a big thing for baker... can't remember what thread but yeah... happy to be proven otherwise
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baker had a park then took it down then put it back up then took it down again

also, all the USFS land-use leases are up

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baker had a park then took it down then put it back up then took it down again
You mean they dug it out, then put it up, then it got buried, then they dug it out /repeat ?
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@Grafta -- It's a little of column a and a little of column b. Lol! But yeah, at baker, park is definitely not the focus. Up here, Crystal has a long season, and an airbag on the weekends. They also only have a rail garden and no jumps to speak of besides the airbag. Stevens has an extended season as well right now, and their park is on point. I believe Snoqulamie is running weekends as well, and they focus on park a little quite a bit. I think White Pass has a season still, but I have heard that their park is sub-optimal. And then of course there is Hood which is rocking a park clean through summer. And Bachelor will have Super Park in the beginning of May, but I'm pretty sure you gotta be invited to go to that.

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how is mt hoods park?
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Baker does not have a park...it is the park...we have shit you can jump, fly and spin/flip off but it is ungroomed. Yes they do dig out the pinky park if they feel like it. But we get too much snow for a big groomed park.


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