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beginner level spot at Mt. Hood

so i was speaking with someone at the Mountain Shop in portland about what resort/lodge is better for beginners... the guy told me Timberline, because there is a really long area almost a mile long, and its almost flat...

then chatting with a buddy, he said at Meadows there is a beginner lift ticket for the beginner hill?

any recommendations?
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Are you talking about getting a season pass? Or just going once or twice?


Timberline is certainly more mellow, but MT. Hood Meadows has learner, mellow, enjoyable terrain too!

I'm in my second year and I've progressed quickly, hell I learned the steeps at skibowl and TLine, but Meadows is where you'll want to be if not now in the very near future!

I'd say check them all out and go from there.........
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excellent... so meadows it is... i havent snowboarded since high school 13 years ago... and when i went, i was broke, and didnt really have much equipment (i wore casual boots) and also i from the east coast in PA where we have man made snow, and icy conditions if there isnt any snow... to live out west and to have gone to mt hood just made me realize i need to get back into the swing of things... ideally i'd like to get up there a few times and then get that spring pass at timberline, but we'll see how i progress...thanks again for the input, ordered my board yesterday! super pumped..

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Wolfie-- great point on the limited learner terrain at Tline. It was very frustrating for me. That was **the first ** time I've ever been on a snowboard. However I think skibowl and summit hills both have their advantages for beginners. JMO....

Also at Tline, at least as far as I know, you have to be able to at least 'drop in' to get to their terrain. I know for my wife who is just learning that would be a huge problem.

One of the deciding factors for me to take my fam to Meadows in stead of Tline...... well that and I don't think I could handle not being at Meadows - period!

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excellent... so meadows it is... i havent snowboarded since high school 13 years ago... and when i went, i was broke, and didnt really have much equipment (i wore casual boots) and also i from the east coast in PA where we have man made snow, and icy conditions if there isnt any snow... to live out west and to have gone to mt hood just made me realize i need to get back into the swing of things... ideally i'd like to get up there a few times and then get that spring pass at timberline, but we'll see how i progress...thanks again for the input, ordered my board yesterday! super pumped..

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Meadows is best all around I would say. Timberline is somewhat flat in places, and so is Meadows but not as much. Once you get to where you can link turns I am sure you wouldn't have much issue at any of the places on Hood. I prefer Timberline myself though, Meadows and Ski Bowl are good on a powder day, but Meadows can get way to crowded at times. If you have any thought of learning how to ride park, Timberline is the place to be. By far the best parks in the area, would even say they are better than Bachelor.
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My first trip up will be on a weekday. When it won't be that crowded. Isn't there a beginner hill/lift at meadows?? And how "flat" are the flat parts at timberline?
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My first trip up will be on a weekday. When it won't be that crowded. Isn't there a beginner hill/lift at meadows?? And how "flat" are the flat parts at timberline?
It's so flat that you'll spend most of your time unstrapping and pushing yourself along trying to make it to the bottom.. When we went last year we watched people in snowshoes walking the trails as a scenic trail.. I would not recommend West Leg Road. I would actually suggest hitting some of the blue trails or go up the magic mile lift and have a blast.
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What is the beginner lift at timberline called?
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