Mount Hood Ski Resort
There's summer glacier skiing, three ski areas, long tree-lined slopes and spectacular scenery at Mount Hood in Oregon.
Boasting one of the longest ski seasons in the world (in good snow years the Palmer snowfield can stay open all summer) and incredible scenery, Mount Hood is one of the world's most unique ski areas. There are in fact three different ski hills, all located in the forests on the southern flank of Mount Hood volcano. For beginners, Mount Hood Snowbowl is the best option, intermediates will love Timberline's long greens and blues, whilst more advanced skiers and boarders will enjoy the steeper terrain and tree skiing of Mount Hood Meadows.
Accommodation-wise, staying at Government Camp or up at Timberline are your best options, but beware that options are fairly limited. Perhaps base yourself in Portland (around an hour away) and make the trip up each day, whilst soaking up the city's culture, coffee shops and buzzing food scene.
Resort website: www.skihood.com