Greenlander started an interesting thread on Mt. Hood recently -- serendipitously, it turns out, because a buddy from Portland just invited us out to ski at Mt. Hood Meadows over Presidents Day week. We're thinking about it. The problem: we've already reserved two nights at Jay Peak that week.
Comradeship, beer, & hot tub (the sole reasons we're considering Mt. Hood this year) aside, we're on the fence. From the responses to Greenlander's thread, Mt. Hood is variable in all kinds of ways. Could be wiped out by rain, the vertical isn't huge -- but the crowds could be.
I want to ski the West (jealous of my wife, who skied there as a child), but I'm not sure Hood in February would fulfill the West-Coast-Skiing-Doesn't-Suck mantra, or that it would be better than Jay in February.
Any thoughts? (Please.)