I've been hearing good things about Hoodoo. Many families in the Bend area have given Batchy the finger and are spending their dollars at family friendly Hoodoo. Limited terrain and slow lifts but they have some steeps. I'm going to try and check it out this season.
I definitely wanna check out Hoodoo again, it's been years since I've been there and from what I've heard they've done a lot of renovations up there.
Could not agree more with your review of the management. Used to make the trip from Salem to Bend growing up in the 80's and it used to cater so well to the locals and the die hard riders. Now, when my family and I visit, it's all about seeing Range Rovers and Benz's everywhere around town and sky high prices up at the mountain with a bunch of tools that don't even know how to ride. With that being said, I must admit that I still LOVE the mountain as a whole in terms of terrain and the quality snow and I dig Sun River as it caters so well to families (though you do pay for that luxury). Yes, I'm a walking contradiction but based on your review, I think you know my love/hate relationship.
Sunriver's great! I love living here. (No, we don't live in the yuppy resort area )
And as for Bachelor, I'm right there with ya as far as the love/hate relationship goes.
Realistically going from Portland to Bachelor in that same 4-4 1/2 hours you can get to any number of mountains in Washington, thats probably where i'd head. It would probably be faster too because you wouldnt have to go over the pass behind slow ass people.
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What up all, new here. I am in Eastern WA, and hit up White Pass every weekend. Sick mountain if none of you have ever been there, and they are currently expanding up hog's back, which is due to open fully in 2010.