One of the few places you can ski year round is Mt Hood, OR. Here is what the are looks with in the spring, but you can still ski in August.
On the drive, I would check out the high voltage power lines, but not point them out to the family as I wasn't supposed to work. Mt Hood is close to The Dalles, and a bit further to Prineville.
Here are a few pictures of the kids skiing.
A snow field comes within walking distance to the lodge.
This is not your spring skiing with shorts and t-shirts. The kids are suited up as falling on the ice hurts.
While the kids are on the mountain we get a few hours to enjoy the summer.