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Overcoming Inertia and Cancer

If this isn't overcoming inertia we don't know what is. Dan - a loyal pass holder - sent this inspirational message upon purchasing his season pass.

This will be my 6th year at Meadows. I want to let you know how much I appreciate everything you and the staff do for us downhillers. As a cancer survivor (3 years now), I can't even begin to tell you how important your resort was in my healing. One of these days I will recount for you how I skied through chemotherapy by strapping the pump to my leg and running the tubing to the port in my chest under my clothes. My two closest friends skied with me each time. You can ask Danno from the Mazot about that season. It is way more than a mountain, and Meadows is way more than a ski resort to many of us.

Dan - cancer survivor and Loyal Meadows Pass Holder!

Overcome inertia - or whatever is preventing you from getting up and moving!


Overcoming Inertia - MOVE!

Overcoming Inertia is dedicated to getting people moving, particularly during the winter months when it is easier to avoid the winter drizzle in the low lands, coop up indoors and wait for spring. We hope you find these segments motivating and invite you to join the conversation with your own motivating insights, helpful hints or observations.

Inertia – The tendency to leave things pretty much as they are.

Boy its a lot easier to just allow things to be the same. Change takes effort – inertia doesn’t.

Everything about Mt. Hood Meadows is about overcoming inertia. Buses taking people from their neighborhoods. Shuttles moving people from the parking lot. Guest hosts gently directing guests to their intended locations. Conveyor lifts taking excited skiers and snowboarders to their new adventure. Grooming machines pushing settled snow back up hill for the next day of riding.

Did you know that the cumulative amount of snow a skier or snowboarder displaces in a day of turning can exceed one ton? Think about the inertia our grooming fleet must overcome every night just to put that snow back in place!

Powerful high speed quads uplifting guests to their desired terrain.

But there – at the top of the slope, when you’re getting ready to point them downhill, inertia is no longer an issue. The physical laws of gravity and momentum take over, leaving inertia as a fading memory that you’ll ride back to at some point when you need some rest. But for now the mountain, your body, your soul and all the forces of nature are yours to enjoy.

Overcome inertia. Commit yourself. Purchase the Meadows season pass that fits your needs, your style and your pocketbook. Passes go on sale September 1. Make a move - purchase your pass and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Friends of the Forest Native Plant Seed Collection

National Forest Foundation Logo The National Forest Foundation is organizing a volunteer "Friends of the Forest" event at Mt. Hood Meadows August 28. You're invited to spend the morning with us collecting native plant seeds, removing invasive species or picking up litter.

We value our relationship with the National Forest Foundation - they have organized events like these throughout the National Forest system. We're especially pleased that they've selected the native plant seed collection as an activity since that is a program that was pioneered at Mt. Hood Meadows and has spread to other ski area operations throughout the country.

Here's a video of the event from two seasons ago.

Volunteers said the experience was personally rewarding - spending the morning on the slopes of beautiful Mt. Hood and performing a service of valuable at a location that they love. We hope you'll join us for the Friends of the Forest day August 28.

Lunch is provided to those who pre-register. For more information or to register on line visit the National Forest Foundation web site.