Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
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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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Last edited by arsenic0; 04-30-2009 at 09:05 PM.