Mount Hood in May?
 

Mount Hood in May?  

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 Anonymous
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21/11/2019 5:07 pm  

Hey guys,

The missus and I will be taking a trip somewhere together this season for sure.  Recently, her sister has thrown out the idea of having her bachelorette party in Portland in late May, so we're considering combining the two.  I was definitely thinking of a more dedicated riding trip to somewhere in BC earlier in the season, but I've never seen Oregon and I hear Portland is a really cool city, so I'm pretty torn.  

My question is what is Hood like in late May?  I know it's open all year and all, but is it still really rad then?  I have never spent any time in the PNW, so I don't know what to expect at that time of year.  Would you guys recommend that as a good option?

From what I see online, Timberline seems like it may be the best spring riding option.  Is that correct?  We'll likely stay on resort for 5 or 6 days.  Plus I'll try to get a splitty day in while she's doing the whole bachelorette party thing.  I know Oregon has killer spring offerings in that regard.

One other thing: my wife is a newbie skier.  Would spring skiing at Timberline or another Oregon resort within a reasonable drive from Portland be a decent option for her?  She's not much of a charger, more of a casual skier.  

I would be pretty excited to go spend some more time in the states.  I typically like it quite a bit.  On that note, I am also tempted to take a trip to Juneau to check out Eaglecrest and get some laps in with @spenser.  

Any advice would be appreicated.  Cheers.


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21/11/2019 8:28 pm  

Late season Timberline is my favorite time of the year on Timberline, and at that time of year probably the only resort still spinning chairs on Hood. Bachelor should still be going at that point though too and would be worth at least a day or two. The mountain isn't too steep so a novice skier shouldn't have any issues, and you can ride Palmer to the top and start splitting up from there. I'd suggest staying in Govy at Collins Lake as opposed to Timberline Lodge, but the lodge is pretty rad too. Lastly, a Timberline spring pass is $130ish.

 

I'm in a bit of a rush so you're getting jumbled thoughts, but I can give more detail later.


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21/11/2019 10:32 pm  
Posted by: @highme

Timberline Lodge

REDRUM! REDRUM!

(in case you didn't know, "The Shining" was filmed there.)


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24/11/2019 10:54 pm  

T-Line is absolutely awesome in the springtime. They actually take a while to get all of their features built (like the flow park) and by spring everything is built, so it's prime. We get some late season storms, too.

Also, the weather is just generally getting better during May across the state and the waves start getting fun. Definitely get the coast at some point, even if you aren't into surfing, because the it's the best part of the state IMO. Comparable to NZ.

Shoot me a message if you want any recommendations!


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 Anonymous
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26/11/2019 2:56 pm  

Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.  I am pretty sure this trip is a thing that going to happen because Katie is super jazzed about it, and I am really starting to get on board too.  The World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum?  The Oregon Rail Heritage Center?  What's not to like?

I will definitely shoot you guys some questions as we get closer to booking things.  Perhaps we can even get some turns in together?


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28/11/2019 11:28 pm  
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.  I am pretty sure this trip is a thing that going to happen because Katie is super jazzed about it, and I am really starting to get on board too.  The World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum?  The Oregon Rail Heritage Center?  What's not to like?

I will definitely shoot you guys some questions as we get closer to booking things.  Perhaps we can even get some turns in together?

 

Definitely! Glad to help.


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