Happy New Year! Welcome to winter on the mountain and the end of many winter break vacations. Fortunately there is plenty of snow on the mountains and relatively easy driving conditions to get to the slopes. We are entering the time of the year for weekend warrior skiers who drive back and forth at the break of dawn and into the night to hit the slopes. Whether you’re on ski patrol or your kids are in lessons or participating in ski racing all squeeze up Highway 26 and after an hour plus of driving you finally get to your destination at Ski Bowl, Meadows or Timberline.
Just think how easy it would be to have a mountain getaway for your winter weekends instead of lining up and fighting road rage and ice all the way down the hill. Life’s short. A crackling fire and a glass of wine with friends sound a lot better than idling in line down to Portland all weekend. The most affordable alternative is a Condo or cabin down in the Welches and Rhododendron area. These can easily be found for under $200,000. If you’re a golfer, you can even purchase a condo, on the golf course at the Resort at the Mountain for under $150,000!
If you must be closer to Mt. Hood, then Government Camp will be your destination. Occasionally, homes may be found under $350,000 but they are rare to find. Another option, Collins Lake Condos which may be had for under $300,000! Winter swimming pool and hot tubs plus your own tandem garage make these condos an easy option and you can supplement your ownership by renting them out in the summer during the high demand vacation and summer ski season.
Check out many Mt. Hood real estate options in the links below. You just might find the solution to your weekend warrior seasonal stress reducer right here!