About Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort operates on a special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest, offering some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. The resort is close to Portland - just 90 minutes away - but delivers a big mountain experience you'd expect to travel much farther to enjoy. The resort sprawls across Mt. Hood's southeast flank, the sunny, wind-protected side of Mt. Hood. Meadows' playful terrain welcomes and challenges all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Top of Cascade Express 7,300 ft.
Bottom of Hood River Express 4,523 ft
Vertical Rise  2,777 ft.
Elevation at Base Lodge 5,366 ft.
Additional Hiking 1,700 vertical ft.
Top of Superbowl Skiing 9,000 ft.
Skiable Acreage 2,150
Night Skiing 140 acres
Total Number of Lifts 11
High Speed Quads 6
Double Chairlifts 5
Wondercarpet On Snow Conveyers 2
Longest Run 3 Miles
Number of Runs 85
Annual Snowfall 430"

The variety of Meadows terrain is what makes it so unique and popular. The wide-open terrain off of the Cascade Express (voted most popular cruising terrain in Oregon) offers incredible panoramic views half-way across Oregon from it's 7,300 foot elevation. Advanced skiers and snowboarders seek out the steeps in the front bowls, or drop in to the seemingly endless pitch of powder-filled Heather Canyon. There's an additional 1,700 vertical for hikers who want to drop into the double blacks of Super Bowl above Heather, to bring the total vertical limit available in just one run to almost 4,500 feet. Or explore the double black steeps, gladed tree runs and cliffs through access gates into the Private Reserve and S&R Cliffs. Beginners learn on the gentle slopes of Buttercup, and the Ballroom Carpet.

The Northwest's most advanced fleet of grooming machines assures surface conditions are optimal. This specialized equipment and a creative crew also design and maintain up to six terrain parks including an in-ground SuperPipe.

Meadows has introduced the sports of skiing and snowboarding to more Oregonians than any other ski resort. With a separate “fun zone” supported by two WonderCarpets on the snow conveyers, beginners learn technique and to have fun fast. Meadows has the only enclosed on the snow conveyer "The Ballroom Carpet" in the Northwest!

Affordable learn to ski and snowboard packages which include beginner lift, two-hour or four-hour lesson and equipment rentals are available with no need for reservations. And the PSIA-Certified adult snow sports and Children's Learning Centers offer private and group lessons daily. There's a certified Day Care center for ages 6 weeks to 11 years.

No less than 10 restaurant and bar establishments serve up a range of tantalizing cuisine. Two retail stores offer the largest selection of alpine and snowboard hard goods, equipment, clothing and accessories found in Oregon, and the High Performance Center allows you to demo next year's equipment today.

Mt. Hood Meadows partners with more than a dozen Hood River and surrounding area lodging establishments. The properties vary from resort condominiums to hotels to cabins. While each lodge has its own charm and appealing experience, they all offer discounted Meadows adult lift tickets for just $50. Nearby Hood River was named a top five American ski town by Skiing Magazine, offering a youthful zeal and energy with the awesome Columbia River Gorge, peaceful orchards, vineyards and majestic Mt. Hood as the backdrop.

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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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