New guy here looking for info to make the most out of an upcoming trip.
The itinerary is as follows:
We are flying into PDX and will be staying/skiiing the following Packwood WA/White Pass. Bend OR/Bachelor. Hood River OR/Hood Meadows. At the end of the trip we will spend a day drving the coast in the Astoria/Seasdie/Tillamook area.
All ski days will be weekdays, so hoping crowds will not be a factor. Two guys travelling, one a boarder, one a skiier. We are both upper intermediate and enjoy fast cord, mid angle trees, fresh stuff if it falls, pretty much all mountain with the exception of double blacks/cliffs/super tight trees, etc.
Absolutely not looking for somebody to give away any secret stashes, but, any help with classic or must ski type trails would be great.
Also, any inside info on where to park at MHM and Bachelor - We simply need to purchase tickets. No need to park near rentals, lessons, etc. Appears the HRM lot with access to the Hood River express would be ideal as far as staying away from base area crowds. Same thing goes for Sunrise lodge at Bachelor vs West Village.
Any information on good burgers, Mexican and beers in Hood River, Bend and Packwood? Also best lodging choice in Packwood. We are currently leaning toward the Hotel Packwood.
Finally, any information on must sees along the Northern section of the Oregon Coast. Probably do the other side of Seaside and will probably do the Cape Lookout hike. We have just one full day along the coast.
I know I am asking for a bit much being new and all. But, any help would be appreciated. In return, I promise not to litter in your states, will not drive like an ass, will not side slip down trails scraping them bare, no cursing on the lift, no letting empty chairs go buy while making equipment adjustments and l will not be the typical loud mouthed Easterner. :)