Mt. Hood is fun, however if you are looking to save money you will have to sacrifice a hotel/cabin and just camp, which in my opinion is the better choice. Summer ticket prices were about 60 bucks per day when I went. The windells park is private, so is the MHSSC park and the High Cascade (a snowbaord camp) park. The timberline park is fun, but it is mostly more advanced features so if you are new to the sport or just not that good yet, it might not be worth it.