Trip Ideas: Portland, Oregon

Mt. Hood’s three ski areas are just a short drive from all those hipsters.
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Mt. Hood Skibowl: 1 hour, 15 minutes; 59 miles / Timberline Lodge: 1 hour, 20 minutes; 63 miles / Mt. Hood Meadows: 1 hour, 29 minutes; 67 miles / Mt. Hood’s three ski areas are just a short drive from all those hipsters. Each area has a slightly different personality, but all benefit from the storms that shellac the volcano. Hit Skibowl for night skiing, Mt. Hood Meadows’ Heather Canyon for steeps, or Timberline Lodge for yearlong turns (race and jib camps run here all summer long, and it’s an ideal base for spring mountaineering trips to Hood’s 11,249-foot summit).

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Trip Ideas: Boston MA tout

Trip Ideas: Boston, Massachusetts

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Trip Ideas: Seattle, Washington

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