Meadows Blog

Holiday Schedule Offers Extra Hours and Services for the Holidays

Hi Folks! We're rolling into holiday season with extended hours and services so you can make the most of your holiday at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Meadows' lifts are scheduled at 9 AM daily, even on Christmas and New Year's Days. On New Year's Eve we're running the lifts until Midnight so you'll be able to take your first run of the New Year at Meadows! 

day date hours DAY date hours
Monday Dec 21 9 - 4 Monday Dec 28 9 - 9
Tuesday Dec 22 9 - 4 Tuesday Dec 29 9 - 9
Wednesday Dec 23 9 - 9 Wednesday Dec 30 9 - 9
Thursday Dec 24 9 - 4 Thursday Dec 31 9 - 12a
Friday Dec 25 9 - 9 Friday Jan 1 9 - 9
Saturday Dec 26 9 - 9 Saturday Jan 2 9 - 9
Sunday Dec 27 9 - 9 Sunday Jan 3 9 - 9
Always check snow conditions page or snow phone for current lift operating schedule or changes to scheduled operations.
MEADOWS AFTER DARK evening operations are normally offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings until 9 PM. Modifications to this schedule include Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) when lifts will close at 4 PM. From December 25 – January 3 Meadows will operate lifts until 9 PM, adding to extra evenings of Meadows After Dark. On New Year’s Eve lifts operate an extra hour, not closing until 10 PM.

TWILIGHT KIDS CLUB which is normally offered Saturdays and Sundays will be offered each evening from December 26 – January 3. This provides 4 to 12 year olds supervision from 3 – 7 PM, with a 2 hour lesson in between and a lift ticket for just $65 – and Mom or Dad gets a 3 – 9 PM Meadows After Dark ticket for free! 

PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE FROM PORTLAND RUNS DAILY through January 3, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Days (12/24 and 12/25). The shuttle picks up at three convenient metro-area locations. Bus seats must be purchased in advance through the resort’s web site

NORDIC CENTER OPEN DAILY  from 9 AM - 4 PM through January 3.


Dec. 19-20:

Jack Quinby Holiday Brass
Let the Holiday Brass bring the spirit of the season to you and yours. Light-hearted and lively arrangements will bring smiles to the faces of the group’s audience. The Holiday Brass is a quartet of some of the most in-demand players from our area. They'll be playing Holiday Brass music throughout the lodge. Also Santa will be making a special appearance so the kids can ski or ride with him and pass along some last minute Christmas wishes.

American Nobody performs Live at Meadows Après Ski 3 – 7 PM Finish Line
Live looping, experimentation in multiple genres, and living the nobody's indie life of self-booked tours and self-funded/produced albums are the core of the American Nobody Loop Show... a show that will leave a lasting impression on those who experience it.

Dec. 20: NW Ski & Snowboard Demo Tour
More than a dozen manufacturers are expected on this on-snow demo allowing you to test the latest ski and snowboard equipment. This is a great “try before you buy” opportunity. No charge to demo, although credit card and driver’s license are required. Liability releases required so those under 18 need to bring Mom or Dad to demo.

Dec. 21-23: 3 Day Freestyle Camp
For those wanting to learn freestyle technique of intermediate or more advanced ability. Make reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.

Dec. 21-23: 3 Day Holiday Kids Camp
Designed for youth from ages 6 - 12, we team up the kids with others their same age and ability with four hours of on the snow instruction from a certified pro each day. Supervision is provided all day and lunch is included. Make reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.

Dec. 26-27: Colin Spring performs Live at Meadows Après Ski 3 – 7 PM Finish Line
Colin Spring is a NW singer/songwriter known for writing humorous and poignant narratives. He balances folk-rock intelligence and indie rock swagger.

Dec. 28-29: Mark of Mystery Illusionist performs Live 3 – 6 PM
Mark is a self taught illusionist, starting at the early age of 10. He's been entertaining audiences with the art of magic for 19 years!

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration presented by Widmer Brewing
Mt. Hood Meadows celebrates New Year's Eve with a fireworks display, spectacular buffet dinner and party featuring the Tony Furtado band! We'll run the lifts until Midnight to allow revelers to ski or ride in the New Year. A fireworks display will be launched at 10:15 PM. The dinner has two seatings for the dinner (5 - 6:30 and 7 - 8:30) and the Tony Furtado band will perform from 8 PM - 12:15 AM!
Brrring in the New Year at Mt. Hood Meadows - presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing and Brrr Seasonal Ale. Adult party buses scheduled from the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas.
Purchase tickets, dinners, party and bus seats online in advance at

Jan. 1: Rose Bowl on the Big Screen TVs at the Finish Line Pizzeria and Sports Bar. Wear green and get a $15 pizza! Go Ducks!

Jan. 2-3: Tony Smiley performs Live at Meadows Après Ski 3 – 7 PM Finish Line
One of the most entertaining and talented musicians in the Portland area. Tony plays every instrument by himself, one at a time, while his assistant Kevin helps loop and mix the new sounds.


  1. Tom

    December 20, 2009

    what is the peak ticket pricing for 10 and 14 year olds? thanks!

    Meadows: The junior price for 7 - 14 year olds is $35 - there is no peak or off peak price so it's always $35.

  2. ayla

    December 21, 2009

    will there be any special lunch or dinner events on Christmas day?

    Meadows: All of our restaurants are scheduled to operate - and F&B Director Mark Fellows says there'll be a ham dinner special offered at the Schuss.

  3. Erika

    December 26, 2009

    I was told that lift tickets are only $25 on new years day. Is that true?

    Meadows: The Meadows After Dark (3 - 9 PM) lift ticket is $25. On New Year's Eve that extra 3 hours until midnight is included in that $25 price. The regular shift (9 AM - 4 PM) on New Year's Day will be peak priced at $69.

  4. peter

    December 30, 2009

    In re the two hour lessons offered for the Twilight Kids club...
    Are these private or group lessons?

    If group,
    how large is the group
    are the kids stratified by skills, age?

    Thank you.

    Meadows: Twilight Kids Club lessons are group lessons - we put together kids of similar ages and abilities. The group size can vary - but is usually is 7 or under.

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