Hi all, I was planning a trip on the Card, CHI to WAS in early Feb. mainly to see lot of snow. I have now changed my mind. I am taking CZ - CS to Seattle in early Feb. Hoping to see lots of snow! I will fly back to LRK or vice versa for times sake. Thinking of getting off in PDX (earlier) and staying @ the old Red Lion Inn(?) but not sure because off all the hoopla & goings on in PDX now. Also straight shot to airport. Is Seattle any better than Portland for safety sake, airport proximity, and nearby hotels. How is public trans. in Seattle? Will there be lots of snow in Rockies and Sierra Nev. This plan is not set in stone yet, I can be persuaded(easily) As always thanks in advance for all the great responses.