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Meadows Announces Opening - Wednesday Most Likely

Hi Folks!

Great news - this storm is delivering the accumulation we need to open the resort next week, most likely Wednesday. We've received 23 inches of snow since Friday and the storm continues to rage dropping two inches of snow per hour the last few hours. We're confident that with this snowfall, the forecast for more accumulation through the weekend and colder weather through the week that we'll be able offer and sustain a great early season experience.

The number of lifts and trails, as well as confirming an opening day will be announced here on our web site.

Season passes are on sale through Sunday online and also at the Ski Fever and Snowboard Show at the Expo Center. Monday season pass prices increase significantly, so pleae take advantage of these deals!

See you on the slopes - real soon!

--Meadows Team


  1. JT

    November 7, 2009


  2. pizza girl

    November 7, 2009

    why wednesday when monday would be sooo much sooner?!?

    Meadows reply:
    We need to ready the mountain for your arrival. We're already grooming and moving snow but there is an incredible amount of prep work to do. Remember, there was no snow on the ground before noon yesterday.
    We're as excited as you about getting the season going!

  3. JonO

    November 7, 2009

    Awwww hells yes!

  4. Brian

    November 7, 2009


    And here I thought you guys would only open on a Saturday ;) I'm liking this season already.

  5. Snow Foo

    November 7, 2009

    Wahahaha! My snow dances are a complete sucess ;)

  6. Isaac

    November 7, 2009

    If you were able to open Wednesday, how does that compare to early opening day over the years?

    Meadows reply: November 11 will be one of our top 10 earliest openings. We've had a handful in the first week of November, and two in October. So any opening before the middle of November is a good one!


    November 7, 2009


  8. CS

    November 7, 2009

    If you guys do open wednesday what lifts do you think will be running? When dose night skiing start also?

    Meadows reply: We'll know Tuesday what we'll be opening on Wednesday. The storm is still dropping snow which is great! No word on "Meadows After Dark" yet but we're motivated to expand our operational schedule as soon as the conditions allow.

  9. Chris

    November 7, 2009

    see your Thursday my friends!

  10. Taylor C

    November 7, 2009

    I have been thinking about this moment sense last may

  11. Shredn

    November 8, 2009

    Can't wait, I am so glad to get on the Mountain. I almost lost all faith after the totally lame ski show at the Expo.

  12. cm

    November 8, 2009


  13. Sam23

    November 8, 2009


  14. CMa

    November 8, 2009

    how can this be when training is next weekend for employees

    Meadows reply:
    Hey Sara. We are fortunate to have a very experienced management team and staff members ready to return. We'll be welcoming our new hires and organizing departmental orientations to get them up to speed for the season. We've posted some information on our Jobs page.

  15. Jake

    November 8, 2009


    Meadows reply:
    Wednesday :0)

  16. bobbydhino

    November 8, 2009

    let the happiness begin :)

  17. ACP503

    November 8, 2009

    Well timberline opened a few runs. Meadows needs to play catch up and OPEN MONDAY. even just one high speed quad

  18. Big Bird

    November 8, 2009

    My favorite playground!!!!

  19. John P L

    November 8, 2009

    Perhaps we might think about farming some of this snow into the major runs so we can stay open if we get a warm spell? or at least the known thinning areas. would hate top open then have to close.
    But............YEAH!!!!!!!!!GO Meadows! open this place up!

  20. CP

    November 8, 2009

    Perfect, thank you! We have off of school wednesday - friday! :-)


  21. Steep & Deep

    November 8, 2009

    Keep that snow coming Mother Nature and may this be the beginning to an incredible ski season! Thank you Mt. Hood Meadows Employees for getting the mountain up and running again this year.

  22. lewisfamily503

    November 8, 2009

    Will this be the earliest opening ever?

    Meadows reply:
    Our earliest opening was October 20. We've been open for Halloween twice. But November 11 is pretty early.

  23. tmo

    November 8, 2009

    And not to mention that Monday is not a holiday this week but Wednesday is, which obviously would make for a much bigger opener. Also I agree that there is a ton of work to do.

  24. Meyer

    November 8, 2009

    Let it SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Harrison

    November 8, 2009

    helllllllllllllllllllllllll yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssss

  26. Snowboarder324

    November 8, 2009

    Are you guys going to lower prices this year? I'm pretty sure if you do you'll get more business. With this recession, most people don't have 50-60 $ go up

    Meadows reply: Peak pricing stayed the same - $69 on weekends and holidays. Midweek is $57. We'll have all kinds of great deals to take advantage of as well.

  27. Trayson

    November 8, 2009

    Wednesday would be perfect! I'm sure you realize that it's Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday and that would be PERFECT!!! Keep your eye on the prize and make it happen!

  28. Steezy Park Rider

    November 8, 2009

    How many parks will be built??

    Meadows reply:
    Shipyard first. Then on to Rose City and The Zoo. As soon as HRM allows we'll add Forest Park and Park Place. The Superpipe will be added as soon as we have enough snow, along with the Banked Slalom. We'll build as soon as we have enough snow.

  29. Ryan

    November 8, 2009

    What runs will be open?

    Meadows reply:
    We'll have that information Tuesday.

  30. Ohlaph

    November 8, 2009

    Umm... That's just plain awesome! Will heather be open? Haha, just joking. I'm sure you'll get some serious people wondering that though. Any idea what areas will be open?

  31. 3boymom

    November 8, 2009

    Oh boy, here we go!!!

  32. rhodygang

    November 8, 2009

    awesome!!!!!!!!! we will be there!!!

  33. rotarypower101

    November 8, 2009

    How many, and which lifts are going to be running on Wednesday, assuming they do in fact open?

    Meadows: We'll have that information Tuesday.

  34. leelee

    November 8, 2009

    I can not wait to get up to the snow! PLEASE let me know for sure when the openning day is so that I can get my shift covered at work! I just bought a new freestyle twin tip board and I am so eager to get up and shred! Hearing that meadows was openning this week made my day!!!

    Meadows: Unless something happens extraordinary with the weather, we'll be opening Wednesday!

  35. steve m

    November 8, 2009

    what wenesday why not nomday i go bask to work on wenesday but whatever all go up asap

  36. Desiree :)

    November 8, 2009

    Board up people! :)
    IM stoked.

  37. dylan

    November 8, 2009

    what lifts are you planning on having open Wednesday?

    Meadows: We'll have that Tuesday.

  38. Diego The mean Bean

    November 8, 2009

    Sweeet dish b, see yous all there!

  39. grady

    November 8, 2009

    will any parks be open?

    Meadows: We'll have some rails in Shipyard for sure and we'll build more as the snow allows.

  40. grady

    November 8, 2009

    oh whoops didn't read the park blog

    Meadows: Good time to promote the Park Blog - just look at the side bar on the right side of the blog page and blick on Parks Blog. This is where we'll keep you up to date on what's happening in the Parks.

  41. jake reilly

    November 8, 2009

    will shipyard be open?

    Meadows: Yep!

  42. garrett

    November 8, 2009

    wooooohooo!!! snowboarding this wed baby!! got my new gear and everthing! cant wait! =)

  43. sweet d

    November 8, 2009

    I am soooo stoked!! wish i could skip classes on wednesday to go .. cant go til friday :( but soooo happy to get an early .. ready to go every weekend with my season pass :)

    gotta love that snow

  44. Chris

    November 8, 2009

    How much will opening day tickets cost? I am assuming limited runs equals lesser ticket prices?

    Meadows: We'll have that info when we announce our lift schedule.

  45. Migoo

    November 8, 2009

    yeah baby!!! board up!!!! GLAD COLLEGE HAS NO CLASSES AS WELL!

  46. cameron

    November 8, 2009

    any idea how many features will be up in shipyard? And btw, kudos on this blog, I really like the system!

    Meadows: Tuesday is construction day. Hope to have pictures and more details then.

  47. cantwait

    November 8, 2009

    how confident are you that it will open wednesday???

    Meadows: We will open Wednesday.

  48. PDX for LIFE

    November 8, 2009

    when will night skiing start?

    Meadows: As soon as we get good coverage on our night lighted terrain. We're motivated to get "Meadows After Dark" underway!

  49. gnarnia

    November 8, 2009

    im stoked like no other :D

  50. eric

    November 9, 2009

    Any word if when the Nordic center will be up and running?

    Meadows: Still a ways to go with snow at HRM. We'll see how the snow falls and announce the opening as soon as we have the snow.

  51. Zach

    November 9, 2009


    How many runs do you think will be open on Wednesday?

    *snow dance*
    *snow dance*
    *snow dance*
    *snow dance*
    *snow dance*

  52. heather

    November 9, 2009

    OH YAH!!!!! FIRED UP!!! :-)

  53. Ivan

    November 24, 2011

    When will night ski start?

    Meadows: Night operations start Friday!

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