In about a month I am taking a trip from Central California to Oregon. I have a truck camper and plan on staying in it with my wife and dog for the duration of the trip. We have Powder Alliance passes and plan to ski Mt hood Ski Bowl and Timberline. Then visit Portland and Cannon Beach before returning home.
-Is it worth spending time in Bend? I am debating staying in Bend or just driving to Indian Head Casino before arriving at Mt Hood Ski Bowl.
-Has anyone stayed overnight in snoparks? If so, which would you recommend near Timberline.
-Is it worth skiing Mt Ashland on our way back? We will have to buy tickets
-Any other advice, the plan is very flexible, and we are both planning on taking a week plus one day off work.
-Leave after work on Friday and make it as close to Redding as possible.
-Saturday drive to Bend or Indian Head Casino.
-Sunday and Monday ski Mt Hood Ski Bowl staying in the parking lot.
-Have a rest day and stay at Mt Hood RV resort.
-Wednesday and Thursday Ski Timberline stay in snopark.
-Thursday night Portland staying at Columbia River RV.
-Friday night Cannon Beach RV Resort
-Saturday stop at Tillamook Cheese Factory and maybe visit a friend in Corvallis