If you've never been to Mt. Hood Meadows it's time to go. Located on the southeastern side of Mt. Hood, the resort is a natural playground with mangled trees, deep snow and steep lines.

This winter as much of the West got off to a slow start, we decided to follow the storm tracks and head to the Pacific Northwest. Our plan was simple-- ski powder, meet the locals and find out just why so many skiers swear the Cascade Range is where it's at.

But we don't want to ruin it with words. Check out episode 1 below.