Environment

Our Environmental Commitment

Mt. Hood Meadows Loves Our Mountain
We recognize that we work and play in a beautiful environment and are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable fashion so future generations of mountain recreation enthusiasts may experience and enjoy this awesome mountain. As such, Mt. Hood Meadows embraces the principles of sustainable operations and development and continuously strives to take steps to become more sustainable. Consequently, Mt. Hood Meadows has established the following sustainability measures.

Supporting Clean, Renewable Energy
There is a myriad of innovative ways we are minimizing our energy consumption, including installation of energy efficient and motion-sensor activated lighting, Energy Star rated appliances and an energy management system throughout the resort.

Minimizing our Water Footprint
We are freshwater stewards. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has taken several steps to reduce our water footprint, restore area wetlands, control erosion via storm water and snowmelt runoff management systems, and through native seed collection and re-vegetation.

We have worked toward minimizing our water footprint by installing low-flow toilets as well as energy/water efficient appliances (including waterless urinals), which alone save a minimum of 285,000 gallons annually.

Minimizing our Carbon Footprint
We have a “Know Idling” policy instead of “NO!” idling to encourage responsible and appropriate idling which varies by vehicle and equipment. We promote public transportation options, provide free bus transportation for seasonal staff and are proud to share that our guests have a rate of public transit usage double of most ski resorts in the United States. We are a founding partner with SkiGreen, Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s program to offset carbon emissions from vehicle travel. The program offers a simple, affordable way for guests to offset the carbon footprint of their travel to and from the mountain.

Sourcing our Restaurants with Local, Sustainable Food
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has taken many steps to minimize the environmental impact of our food service facilities and restaurants, including sourcing many items from vendors who offer locally produced, natural products. We are working hard to reduce the use of disposable food service products in favor of china/flatware/linens, minimizing the impact of deliveries with bulk purchases and wherever disposables are offering biodegradable and compostable cups and tableware from rapidly renewable resources.

LEED Certified Buildings
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has two LEED certified buildings including our Emergency Services (Gold) and the Ski Patrol Headquarters (Silver). This investment demonstrates our commitment to minimize our impact on the mountain.
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National Weather Service Forecast Northwest Avalanche Center Forecast Telemetry @ Bottom of Mt. Hood Express Grooming Report Radar Link
Snow-Forecast.com Mt. Hood Meadows Forecast Trip Check ODOT Road Report Government Camp Road Cam Avalance Reduction Operations Rod Hill Forecast Mt. Hood Meadows
National Weather Service: PDX Radar
NOAA Forecast: Latest weather forecast localized for Mt. Hood Meadows
Temira's Mt. Hood Forecast: Expert human forecast for Mt. Hood from snow reporter Temira
Snow-Forecast.com Mt. Hood Meadows forecast
NWAC Mt. Weather: Mountain weather forecast issued by the Northwest Avalanche Forecasting Center
Avalanche Reduction Operations: Status and information
24 Hour Telemetry: Last 24 hours of weather observations at the base and top of Mt. Hood Meadows Express chairlift
Grooming Report: List of runs groomed overnight between 7:30–8am daily
Road Report: Road conditions for Highways 35 and 26
Government Camp Road Cam: Get a view of Highway 26
Rod Hill: Mt. Hood Forecast
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