There is Mt. Hood Meadows (east side of the mountain) and there is Timberline (south side of the mountain) and Ski Bowl (southside of hightway, too low to matter).
We talk about "Meadows" or "Timberline". I would phone Timberline right about now (Tuesday, 11am) and ask them what's going on. Cowboys in the ski rental shop can give you a good representation of the skiing.
You can get all the phone numbers you need here, I believe:http://www.timberlinelodge.com/index.php
(skiing in the rain works by the way)
If I lived in Seattle I would be going to www.nwfolklife.org
Festival. (actually, that is where I'm going for the whole Memorial Day Weekend). You can partner dance for 12 hours and there are at least 3 beginner workshops going on all the time. (go figure why partner dancing is a folk event). If you get bored with that you can go out on the lawn where the big fountain is and hope to get in the way of a bong being passed around by the kids drumming (not my thing anymore).
Download their 4-day participation schedule. It ain't skiing, but just as good sometimes and cheaper if you have someone to stay with. (The ideal is to stay withing walking distance of the Center and just roll out of bed and start dancing). Now back to our regular scheduled program.