How is skiing in Mt. Hood Oregon
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jan 19, 2013 5:17 AM Last Post By: CascadeBob
Jan 16, 2013 6:48 PM
Jan 16, 2013 7:13 PM
Jan 16, 2013 9:34 PM
2Mt. Hood area is fine. There are several ski resorts with varied weather and topography, all close to Portland. Winters tend to involve a lot of snow, which can be a good thing or not, depending. Wind will be less of a concern on the beginner slopes, but can indeed be ferocious near and above treeline.
Bachelor (outside Bend) is drier and has fewer storms. Best bet: decide whether you're better suited for Bend or Portland. The skiing won't matter much to beginners. If desperate for variety, you can sample both.
Jan 17, 2013 12:21 AM
I would advise to look up weather prior to going to the slopes but it is a beautiful area and I love going up there even the kids enjoy it. It is also a great place to learn because of the bunny slopes and there are runs that are not difficult to learn on. I would highly suggest if you are interested in night skying to wear extra warm gear and face mask because wind picks up and it is a lot colder.
Here is a great site to check out it provides lodging information as well as ski resorts and even a Itinerary Builder Check it out!
Jan 17, 2013 12:38 AM
4Oh woops I do apologize, I forgot to include the link
Here it is:
Jan 17, 2013 5:44 AM
Jan 17, 2013 5:34 PM
6I have been looking at the weather and do not see many storms as of now. I will most definitely check out the area west of Bend Oregon.
Jan 17, 2013 5:41 PM
7Yes, I have been looking at the weather and it is hit and miss for good conditions. The bunny slopes seam like an excellent place to start learning. As for the face mask and warm gear, I did not realize it was so expensive to go skiing. As with any sport, fun costs money! That was a great site and thank you for sharing it with me.
Jan 18, 2013 8:49 PM
Jan 18, 2013 9:10 PM
9The nice thing about Bachelor is that you have to stay in Bend. There is NO accommodation on the mountain because all the land surrounding Mt. Bachelor is federal land. Bend is easy to stay in with lots to do. There are shuttles to Bachelor if you don't have a car.
I learned to ski at Bachelor and live in Bend. Bend has a vibrant craft beer scene, but there is plenty to do beyond drinking beer.
Right now Bachelor has about an 80" base of snow, with more on the way. It was warm up there today. I was burning up. But a week ago it was super cold.
Jan 19, 2013 5:17 AM
10Cost - yes - downhill skiing is a rich-man's sport - that's why I mostly backcountry ski except for accassional days on the slopes to hone my telemarking skills.
Figure about $100/day for lift tickets, rental gear, parking pass - then another $35/hour for lessons. Bring your own lunch to save on expensive hamburgers in the cafeterias, but other than that, it's spendy.
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