Finally REAL Snow in the Hood River Valley!
Winter has finally arrived in the Hood River Valley with the arrival of real snow in the foothills over night. Timberline Ski Resort opened yesterday, followed by Mt. Hood Meadows today, so the mountain has been getting snow for the last couple weeks, but the rest of us finally have enough to truly welcome winter. It continues to snow as I type and we're expecting more through the day and over night.
The passes of the Cascade Mountains are under winter advisories through the day; snow tires are required and chains are required on double axle trucks. Lower roads are plowed and sanded so travel shouldn't be restricted.
So head to the resorts, or even to one of the Mt. Hood's snowparks for a little sledding or cross-country skiing. Make a snowman or throw a snowball. I know we will be enjoying our snow day!
Below, this is looking off our back deck and into our back yard. Above, our boys, Ben and Sam, are taking advantage of all that new snow.