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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Moving To Portland/Mt. Hood

Ok well first and foremost I didn't know where this post belongs, so if need be move it and rip me a new one for screwing up!


As the title states I'm making a move! I've never been to the West Coast, and quite honestly have no clue about anything out there. I would really appreciate any advice regarding life out there as far as riding, going out, and things I should be careful about... I basically need the inside scoop haha....

It also wouldn't be bad to keep in touch with the guys/gals out there and go riding as I know no one on that side of our country.

I am in finance and was recently let go from a large institution, and my old business partner opened up an office in Portland, so I said "what the hell this is my chance in life to get out there so I'm going for it!"


I appreciate all the advice I'm anticipating to get guys, and I cannot f*ckin wait to get over there!!!

also does anyone know how much the airlines charge when I bring my board, and will it get there in one piece? I have a soft shell bag and was thinking to wrap the board in bubble wrap, and take the binding off and put them in my suitcases. Any thoughts?

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I would ship your board, do not chance it with the airlines.

The East Coast is totally different from the West. We lived in NY for a year, it is not as humid, it does rain a lot in the Fall/Winter/Spring. Rain is good = Snow if cold enough. I think the food is better back East. I am sure you will get more info from the Oregon peeps. We live about 2 hours away from Portland. Hey, no sales tax or toll roads, that is a plus.
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Thanks!!! No hold on...no sales tax on anything!?! Now that is sweet!

Do you ride Hood often?

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There's tons of places to live out here in the Portland Metro area, pretty much along the entire spectrum of costs as well. Theirs some really nice places downtown, and then theres some really crummy parts of town that are significantly cheaper.

Since our winter season is more or less over your best bet is to just ship your board safely somehow and not take it on the plane.

No sales tax
Higher state taxes

Uhhh, overall i love it here in Oregon and wouldnt want to live anywhere else..lived here my entire life.
Im not necessarily sure the food is "better" on the east coast..you just gotta know where to go
If theres anything specific you want to know just ask..

We do have the only summer skiing in the entire US though at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood...so yea we kinda rock..
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hey man thanks for the info!!!!! I'm planning to come up for a week mid-may just to get things finalized with the office and what not, and I wanted to ride that weekend on Hood so that is why I was going to bring my board on the flight. I'd love to shred a little with you if you wanted. Hey how much are Lift tix at this time of the year for Hood? Is T Line the only open summer riding b/c as far as I can see there are only bits and pieces of the Mtn open at this time of the year? How are the conditions. You think it is better if I ship it to my business partner first before I fly over?

How far is Hillsboro from Portland

Great news, I don't have to look for an apartment!!! He has 2 houses out there, one with an empty 1 bedroom apartment so the housing situation has just figured itself out!!! And the best part is I'm getting it for nothing as a "relocation bonus" if you will lmao!! I just honestly cannot wait to get the hell out of NY to be quite frank.

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Nice, I'm uber jealous. I'd move if I had a nice job hookup out west, but rather move to Wyoming or Montana myself where it's more rural. Less people to put up with on the mountains and backcountry. But since Wyoming for one is one of the least populated states, also means one of less likely chance to find a job within my area of expertise unfortunately.

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Nice, I'm uber jealous. I'd move if I had a nice job hookup out west, but rather move to Wyoming or Montana myself where it's more rural. Less people to put up with on the mountains and backcountry. But since Wyoming for one is one of the least populated states, also means one of less likely chance to find a job within my area of expertise unfortunately.
What do you do for a living? Yea same with my field I have to stay close to cities otherwise I'm useless hahah....I definitely want to get out there and ride those states at some point in my life (hopefully next winter) Where are you from btw?

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What do you do for a living? Yea same with my field I have to stay close to cities otherwise I'm useless hahah....I definitely want to get out there and ride those states at some point in my life (hopefully next winter) Where are you from btw?
Mechanical Engineering Design, and you know where I live foo! We snowboarded thrice together already, CT!

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Ah yea if your just comin out you can risk bringing your board over...although it is risky. I'd ship it to him now instead. Getting reimbursement if its damaged in shipping will be much easier than if its damaged in flight probably. Just get a hard case and put it in there and ship it...

Timberline is pretty much your only real spot, you can actually probably hit up Skibowl maybe depending on when your coming..

Skibowl is only open Fri/Sat/Sun tho afternoons-evening.

Hillsboro is about 1:30 to Skibowl(lowest resort, but most advanced, so when the snow is good during winter its the best). Timberline is about 2 hours away from where im at in Hillsboro with decent traffic, Timberline is the highest resort and thus gets the most snow and is open the longest, but they dont have a lot of quality expert terrain and some runs are just plain flat it seems. Meadows is the resort in the middle of the mountain, it also takes about 2 hours to get too. They have the widest variety of terrain and a lot of good tree and backcountry type boarding if your up to it.
Out of popularity(and number of people) i would say Meadows -> Timberline -> Skibowl
Also i should note that Ski bowl only has slow speed double chairs, where both Meadows and Timberline have high speed quads for most of the mountain...it can significantly lower the # of runs you can get on those slow ass chairs sometimes...but theres also less lines so maybe it evens out...

A ticket now adays and during winter season will probably be ~60 bucks give or take a few dollars.
If your serious your best bet is to buy either a 4x4 season pass at Meadows(you + 3 other people) for $444 assuming they offer it next year. Or get the Fusion pass which gives you access to both timberline and Skibowl for 450 bucks if you buy it before i think Nov 18th?

Im debating a Fusion pass, but i will probably end up getting a Meadows pass again assuming they offer a 4x4 plan again...because my buddy usually carpools us up there and hes said hes only doing Meadows pass because hes a very advanced skier and Timberline doesnt have good enough terrain to challenge him.

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Mechanical Engineering Design, and you know where I live foo! We snowboarded thrice together already, CT!
lmfao!!!!!!! I'm in philly drunk off my ass to be honest, and your right I didn't even look at the user name when I responded sorry *blank*

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