Where should my family go skiing in the Pacific Northwest this winter?
December 2, 2009 10:13 AM Subscribe
Please recommend ski slopes for my family to learn to ski and snowboard in the Pacific Northwest this winter.
We live in Portland, Oregon, and this winter my kids want to learn to ski (the 5 year old) and snowboard (the 7 year old). I used to ski but was never very good and haven't gone in many years. I'd like to take a few snowboarding lessons (yes I know this will hurt). My husband loved skiing til he hurt his knee. He's thinking about snowboarding.
We have some time around Christmas. Mt. Hood is super close, but since we have a few days, we can drive somewhere, and stay a few nights, if it'd be better for us.
I'd like to find someplace family-friendly (like maybe with a tube center), with a good kids' learn-to-ski/snowboard school. We don't need much beyond green slopes. We'd like to stay in lodging pretty close to the ski slope (this is flexible). Also, we are not rich.
So, what family-friendly ski resorts/slopes do you recommend?
Also, any advice on how to prep my kids for skiing and snowboarding would be great. They're pretty active kids, and my older one already skateboards.
Finally, if you have injured your knee and now snowboard, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!