The storm of the decade raging on Mt. Hood has dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in the last 48 hours at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Snow accumulated at rates of up to 2 inches of snow an hour and has increased the base depth to almost 11 feet. In the past 24 hours, 19 inches of fresh light powder has fallen.
Storm of the decade? Well, maybe we're taking some latitude here, but the decade started January 1, 2010 and this is definitely the biggest storm of this young decade. Regardless the conditions are spectacular!
The awesome conditions have prompted the resort to announce an extension to the season. Meadows will operate daily through April 25 and intends to continue operations on weekends in May through May 16, conditions permitting. The additional six days in May will bring the total days of operations this season at Meadows to 172 days. More details on the May operations including scheduled lifts and operational hours will be announced soon.
The resort is offering a special 5 Time Spring Pass for just $99 beginning April 1. The direct-to-lift pass allows the holder 5 days of epic spring riding at Meadows for under $20 / day. It can be purchased online to save time at SkiHood.com or at the resort and it can be upgraded to the unlimited spring pass for just $80.