In addition to 2016 being a year full of travel plans, I’m also committed to spending part of my time off exploring this great Pacific Northwest. Having a winter birthday means I get to go skiing to celebrate and I’ve been wanting to explore the slopes of Mt. Hood (Oregon) for the past several years.
Mt. Hood is one of the only mountains in North America where you can ski year round (most years, anyway) so it’s pretty awesome living within an easy drive of this monstrosity. It boasts several different ski areas and a height of 11,250 feet at it’s summit. Mt Hood Meadows, where we chose to ski, had 85 runs and 13 lifts open on the day we went. That’s a lot to explore and I only got through a very small portion of it before my legs gave out. Continue reading “Winter Adventures on Mt. Hood”