I grew up skiing in New England, and I've skied in Wisconsin, Washington, California, Colorado and Utah.
For the last 30 years, I've lived in Oregon.
And I've skied Ski Bowl, Timberline, Meadows and Bachelor.
The comments above are all true.
Mt. Hood is above New England, but below the Rockies for snow quality.
As far as quantity, the PNW gets more snow than anyplace in the country save AK.
Generally the "cascade cement" misnomer is true, because of the maritime flow.
We can get amazing powder dumps that compare to anything in the Rockies.
Of course, two days later a warm front comes in and it rains.
You just have to pick your spots, and if you can ski midweek, you will have empty slopes.
The drive to Meadows from HR is cake: quiet, peaceful and absent of traffic jams except for Christmas vacation.
I often drive that way from PDX just to avoid the traffic.
There is terrific XC and backcountry skiing on the Meadows side of Mt. Hood.
You will love Hood River!