One of the many reasons I moved to the Columbia River Gorge is year-round skiing. Summer skiing on Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt Rainier is incredibly fun and varied. Face-shot powder stashes can be found on the cold, shady north facing slopes well into July. The dense and abundant snowpack bridge the crevasses on the glaciers and provide safe, smooth skiing until autumn. The vertical is near Himalayan scale and summer weather is often Awesome.