The Good Life: Road Trip to the Best Skiing in the Northern Cascades

The Good Life Pacif­ic North­west Series is a video doc­u­men­tary that chron­i­cles four of the best ski moun­tains in the North­ern Cas­cades dur­ing a ten-day road trip. Watch as Liam Doran and the pro­duc­tion crew at ONTHESNOW set out to dis­cov­er the throw­back resorts that have devel­oped a cadre of pow­der hounds while attract­ing min­i­mal fan­fare com­pared to inter­na­tion­al­ly-renowned resorts in Utah, Col­orado, and California.

Their jour­ney begins at Mt. Hood Mead­ows in Ore­gon, and then heads north to Crys­tal Moun­tain, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Bak­er in Wash­ing­ton. Each of these four episodes show­case a dif­fer­ent moun­tain, and along the way we meet the local skiers who pro­vide us with an insid­er look at the world-class, but only region­al­ly known, ter­rain. Join us for the next four days as we share one of these videos a day to help define the ski­ing in this often-over­looked region.

In Part 1, Pow­der at Mt. Hood Mead­ows, local ski patroller Jeff Fer­ra­gi shows us the nat­ur­al ter­rain park that is Mt. Hood Mead­ows, which is known as hav­ing the widest range of ter­rain of the hand­ful of resorts on Mt. Hood. While pop­u­lar among Port­landers, the 2,777-foot ver­ti­cal drop and over 2,150 ski­able acres makes it a moun­tain that can keep its secrets.

Watch the whole series!

Part 1: Pow­der at Mt. Hood Meadows

Part 2: Deep Pow­der at Crys­tal Mountain

Part 3: Deep­est Day of the Year at Stevens Pass

Part 4: Zach Grif­fin Tears Up Mt. Bak­er Ski Area