Focus Mt.Hood Washington
Spring has come to most ski resorts but there are still many places to ski. There have been some surprise closings with COVID-19. Canada has shuttered a lot of resorts because of variant outbreaks, mainly the P1 variant. Vancouver’s Provincial health minister Dr. Bonnie Henry said that it was likely spread from visitors from eastern provinces. Whistler Blackcomb, Banff Sunshine Village, and Revelstoke to name a few of the resorts closed. No loss for Americans as the border is still closed to visit Canada.
Besides Alaska, Washington state is the best area to ski, followed by Oregon. In Washington, Mount Baker, Crystal Mountain will remain open until the first week of May. Mount Hood Oregon Resorts, Mount Hood Meadows, and timberline will be open through May. Timberline remains open in the summer with glacier skiing. Last year they were one of the first resorts to open back up. If you’ve never skied Mount Hood, Timberline is a bucket list hotel to stay at. The outside shots of the movie the Shining, was filmed on the dormant volcano. When you enter the lodge you are greeted by a friendly St. Bernard and amazing 4 sided, multilevel fireplace. The lodge cable network has a dedicated channel to the Shining, as well an wonderful documentary of how the hotel was built during the depression. I like to stay at Timberline and ski Meadows. Timberline ski resort is pretty small and not very challenging but at least worth a day—Meadows is excellent and can accommodate the beginner to expert.