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Holding Prices on Season Passes

September 1, 2010, Mt. Hood, OR - Mt. Hood Meadows is holding prices on season passes - offering the same prices as last year’s early season group deals, but not requiring a group to be formed to get the special pricing. Mt. Hood Meadows season passes provide direct-to-lift access to Oregon’s most popular ski resort. Unlimited season passes offer the best bargain and most convenience - with 150+ days of operation scheduled this season, an adult unlimited season pass brings the cost down to under $3 per day!

 Season Pass Prices

Early Purchase Individual Unlimited Season Pass Deals!

Mt. Hood Meadows is offering individual discounts on unlimited season passes purchased on-line by November 7. In the past these deals were available only by forming a group!

  • $449 for ages 23 – 64 regular price $900 after 11.7.10 
  • $339 for ages 15 – 22 regular price $600 after 11.7.10 
  • $229 for ages 7 – 14 regular price $400 after 11.7.10 
  • $349 for ages 65+ regular price $450 after 11.7.10 
  • $474 for ages 65+ includes 8 midweek bus rides to the mountain
  • Kids 6 and under receive a FREE season pass when a parent or grandparent purchases an unlimited season pass for themselves.

Mt. Hood Meadows features Oregon’s most varied and exciting terrain and also boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the nation. This year's forecast for a cold and wet La Nina in the Northwest - the last La Nina brought almost 800 inches of snow to Meadows - makes a season pass purchase even more prudent!

Passholders also receive valuable discounts on resort services, 25% off midweek ski school lessons and day care, 10% off retail purchases, demo equipment and weekend ski school lessons and day care.

September Online Value Add Bonus

Those purchasing a pass online in September can receive a 25% bonus when adding value to the pass. This added value can be used for purchases at the resort's restaurants, ski school, retail and rental shops.

  • $100 of added value will get the pass holder an extra $25;
  • $200 of added value will get the purchaser an extra $50.
  • The added value bonus is offered at time of online purchase through September 30.

10 Time Pass offers affordability and direct-to-lift convenience

Mt. Hood Meadows lift ticket pricing is $69 for a 9 AM – 4 PM lift ticket. The resort sells several multi-time picture products offering direct-to-lift convenience, the most popular is the 10 Time Pass early-season priced at just $349 (under $35 / day).

Midweek Season Pass

$500 - If your schedule allows you to recreate midweek, then take advantage of this special Monday – Friday pass. Offered for sale after early season unlimited season pass promotion ends. 

Meadows After Dark (Night Season Pass)

$250 - Meadows is scheduled to operate five nights a week (Wednesday – Sunday) through March 6. Night skiing is 3 – 9 PM. (Operational schedule subject to change with conditions and weather)

Nordic Pass

$75 - A track pass provides access to the Meadows Nordic Center Thursdays - Sundays plus holiday time frames through the season and also includes track access to Cooper Spur Nordic Center.

50 Comments

  1. felipe

    September 1, 2010

    $500 for the midweek season pass and $449 for the unlimited season pass?

    wasn't the midweek significantly cheaper last year? i guess it is more profitable to force people who ski midweek to buy the unlimited pass.

    Meadows: Same pricing as last year. Keep in mind that the unlimited pass @ $449 is greatly discounted from the normal price of $900 after November 7. The midweek price remains at $500.

  2. Matthew

    September 1, 2010

    How much is it to renew your previous season pass?

    Meadows: The prices are the same for renewals as new pass purchases. These early season offers are the best prices available. Thanks for the post!

  3. felipe

    September 1, 2010

    you answered my question on facebook. thanks.

    Meadows: http://www.facebook.com/MtHoodMeadows

  4. Xiao-Yue Han

    September 1, 2010

    Is there anything additional discount for keeping my season pass from last year? I was really looking forward to a discount as had been implied: "We'll be announcing pricing for renewing season passes later this summer and provide an easy way for you to go online to renew" (April 22 Email from Dave Tragethon).

    So, there is no difference in price between "renewing" a season pass and buying a "new" season pass except for the "[ease]" of renewal?

    Meadows: The early season prices before November 7 are the same for everyone. Thanks for theh post!

  5. Dave

    September 1, 2010

    Hey, you told us how much the passes are and that they are available to buy today but the online store is non-existent! where where where where where can I buy my passes! We are too excited to wait any longer...

    Meadows: We're excited too! Sorry for the delay but we should have them ready to go this evening.

  6. Daniela Sifuentes

    September 1, 2010

    This is great!!
    Will there be any group prices as well? Or just individual


    Thanks! :)

    Meadows: We decided to offer these great individual rates for the early season. But still tell your friends - it's more fun on the mountain when your friends are riding with you!

  7. super jong

    September 1, 2010

    can the added value on a pass be used for kids camps or used demo equipment?

    Meadows: Yes - if you purchase at the ski resort. Basically you can use it wherever we accept credit cards.

  8. Nick

    September 1, 2010

    $500 for the midweek pass wasnt it $200 last year?

    Meadows: No - it ws $500 last year as well as for many years previous. Thanks for the question.

  9. Pete

    September 2, 2010

    Is there any kind of family pass?

    Meadows: Thanks for the question - the individual pass rates we are offering are the best rates available. We don't have a Family pass per say, but since each of these passes within these age groups are so greatly discounted, purchasing them together creates a great deal for the family.
    See you on the mountain!

  10. Jeff

    September 2, 2010

    shred your face off!

    Meadows: LIKE!

  11. jimmy gus

    September 2, 2010

    Can the added value to a pass work to pay for day care services?

    Meadows: Absolutely! So if you have kids with season passes, add value to theirs as well!

  12. Dave

    September 2, 2010

    Why are you requiring those renewing to purchase the same add ons?
    Very inflexible!

    Meadows: Thanks for the question. When either SkiCheck or Cooper Spur add ons were purchased last season, we physically printed or stickered those services on last year's pass. So an activated pass from last year will provide the pass holder the same add on services this year. We're looking at a way to remove the physical nature of providing those services in the future, but for now in order to renew a pass we need to have the same add-ons.
    By the way, if your pass last year did not have these add ons, you can add them later at the ski area at your convenience. That will result in a reissued pass (at no cost) but you could do it at anytime.
    For those that purchased these add ons last year but don't want them this year, you can go to the pass store and purchase a pass. We have many picture taking opportunities which you'll find on our web site.

  13. Carter

    September 2, 2010

    I really appreciated these individual prices, it makes buying a season pass a no-brainer for me and my friends.

    Meadows: Our pleasure! And thanks for spreading the word to your friends. The 4x4 was a great way to generate buzz, but we're hoping the news about these great deals will travel just as fast!

  14. NiKKi W

    September 2, 2010

    are you doing 4 x 4 passes???

    Meadows: Not this season - what we're doing is offering the group rates but not requiring you to be part of a group to get the price. Maximum convenience at the best price available! Spread the word!

  15. Sara

    September 2, 2010

    Thanks for getting rid of the 4X4... so much easier to just buy your own pass and not worry about forming a group!

    Meadows: See you on the mountain! oh and - tell your friends!

  16. Marion

    September 3, 2010

    The renewed season pass price is NOT the same! Last year you offered a renewal rate of $399 for passes purchased in the spring for the following season.
    This year you have increased the price by $50 (12.5%).

    Meadows: Last year's very early season offer was definitely a great deal which some of our guests took advantage of. But it was intended to be a one time offer which we made very clear that price would not be available again. This year's $449 price is just $5 more than the $444 price we offered two seasons ago - and to get that you needed to form or join a group. The $449 price, and the ability to renew a pass without having to retake a picture represents the most convenient and affordable pass value we've ever offered.
    We listened to you, our loyal pass holder, who asked not to have to join a group to get their pass, and to be able to renew online. We are being responsive to those requests, which we believe is the best service we can offer to pass holders.
    We do appreciate you taking advantage of the early season offer, and we hope you recognize the great value (and deal) a $449 Unlimited Pass to Mt. Hood Meadows represents.
    And - if you want that $50 offer - consider adding $200 of value to your pass - we'll bonus you an additional $50!

  17. k2skier

    September 3, 2010

    I also purchased my early season pass for last year for $399; but wasn't the end date for that sale sometime around the end of May?

    How much will ski check be for this season?

    Meadows: Season ski check is $35 - the daily rate is $3. The very early season promo that we did last season required purchase of a pass by May of 2009 for the 2009/10 season.

  18. G-Money

    September 4, 2010

    What are the daily ticket prices going to be? I looked at the website and it said $69 a day, with premium prices on all weekends through March 7th. Is the $69 the premium weekend price? If so, what is the weekday price?

    So what is the price to go up on a weekend day in December? January? What is a weekday price in December and January?

    Meadows: Thanks for the post - and sorry for the confusion. The price will be $69 for a "shift" ticket (9 AM - 4 PM) both weekend and midweek. We will also have an online offer @ $64. When this ticket is used midweek you'll receive a $10 voucher to use in on of our restaurants that day.

  19. cw

    September 7, 2010

    hey meadows - good move junking the 4x4 clunker & small cash 4a pass is righteous - cold & wet? bring it! - the fogg

    Meadows: Thanks fogg - bring on La Nina and spread the word about the great pass prices!

  20. Sit Skiing

    September 8, 2010

    This year could the staff keep the access for the wheelchairs open and cleared of snow. I do realize when its contunually snowing this area builds up, but often times I would show up and the parking lot was plowed but there was about 6" of snow getting up to the wheelchair access door into the main lodge.

    Thanks

    Meadows: We'll definitely pass this along to our staff can hand shovel if it hasn't been plowed. Thanks for the suggestion!

  21. Dave

    September 8, 2010

    Guys it is tough economic times on all fronts. Your prices are up like just like everthing else.... except wages. Can't aford to renew my season pass at the new rate; and 10-pass isn't much better.

    How about a 5-pass for those with less green $$$ this year?

    Meadows: The season pass and 10 Time Passes represent the best values we have to offer. We don't have a 5 time pass although last season we offered a 5 time midweek pass which wasn't very popular. These prices are offered through November 7, so give it some thought - these really are the best deals available.

  22. Nivaldo

    September 8, 2010

    Can I take some snowboarding class around 15 october?

    Meadows: The earliest Meadows has opened is October 20, so it is unlikely that we would be open by October 15. Our normal opening is just before Thanksgiving (last year we opened November 11). La Nina continues to build with an outlook of increased snowfall for the Pacific Northwest through the winter!

  23. Eric

    September 8, 2010

    Dear meadows
    If I'am to understand this correctly :
    I purchase a $449 pass
    And add $400 in value for a new total of $500
    $25 per $100 =$500
    I can then purchase another season pass for my spouse with fifty dollars left over towards ski check. 2 passes for $425 and 50 left over

    Meadows: The September Value Add Bonus is offered only one of two increments - if you add $100 we'll bonus you an additional $25; OR if you add $200 we'll bonuse you an additional $50. But the value on your pass can be applied towards other pass or ticket purchases at the resort (but not for online purchases). Take advantage of it - it's a great deal!

  24. Carlito

    September 9, 2010

    Are there any student discounts?

    If i move during the season is the pass xferrable?

    Meadows: There aren't any student-specific discounts on season passes - the discounts are based on ages. The pass is not transferable, although a pro-rated refund is available for those who have to move away from the area during the season. Thanks for the post!

  25. Makahla

    September 9, 2010

    Most resorts will give discounts to college students. I was planning to buy a season pass for Mt.Hood but wanted to check the discount for college students,is there one?
    I'll be attendind Western Oregon University.

    Meadows: You'll want to check out our College Pass - it costs $10 but then gives you $10 off on weekends, and $20 off midweek non-holiday days. It also offers a $10 off a Meadows After Dark (3 - 9 PM) lift ticket. By the way - we extended this pass to High School students this season as well.

  26. Jon Field

    September 9, 2010

    Last year there was a 5 time night pass for 75 bones and I am hoping that it will be available again.Any word on that promo for this season?

    Meadows: We'll offer it again this season - same price which is an even better value since our Meadows After Dark 3 - 9 PM lift ticket price is increasing to $29. Great deal - which you can purchase online now or at the ski area the first time up!

  27. k2skier

    September 10, 2010

    If I load $100 to my pass can it be divided, or X amt of the credit, be sent to another pass?

    Meadows: Yes if you purchase directly - you can't use the Value Add online. So you'd need to come to the different picture taking events that we have scheduled prior to November 7 to get the preseason deal and apply the Added Value.

  28. JoeDahl

    September 10, 2010

    Do you guys offer a military discount on passes?

    Meadows: No discount on season passes - but we do offer a $10 discount on lift tickets with military I.D.

  29. jenn

    September 11, 2010

    So if you renew your pass, does that mean you have the same picture as the previous season?

    Meadows: Yes - because you will be using the very same pass as you used last year. Renew online, then fax, scan and email or send in your signed liability release and your pass from last season will be activated so you can go direct to lift without having to get a new picture or have a pass issued. Thanks for the question!

  30. jeff

    September 13, 2010

    It is unclear to me what hours and days this season's 10x pass offering includes. Specifically, are the hours open-to-close, and are there black-out dates?

    Thanx ~ J

    Meadows: The 10 Time Pass is good open to close and there are no restrictive dates. Thanks for the question!

  31. jeff

    September 13, 2010

    Hmmm, confused...

    What is the difference between the two different Mid-Week Season passes listed on your site?

    This forum has significant discussion on the topic and Meadows has asserted the $500. price (also described midway down this page). Yet elsewhere, under "Season Passes - Individual Passes," it appears to be priced at $399.00

    (reference http://www.skihood.com/Store/Products/Season-Passes/Individual-Passes/Midweek-Pass)

    Am I overlooking the obvious?

    Thanx ~ J

    Meadows: The $399 is a new price on the very same product. It's valid every Monday - Friday that we're open (except December 27 - 31). We listened to our guests and offered this price for those that truly only want to come midweek. See you on the mountain!

  32. Pics

    September 14, 2010

    Where and when are you going to be doing pics for passes this year? My pass is pretty beat from last year.

    Meadows: Here's the schedule so far - you'll find it under our The Lodge + Services section of our web site. Thanks!
    http://www.skihood.com/The-Lodge-and-Services/Passholder-Services-Center/Season-Pass-Pictures

  33. Bill

    September 14, 2010

    I have purchased and renewed my pass for next year and sent in a scanned copy of my liability release form. Will I get a confirmation so that I know it's all set and ready to go? I really want to avoid any on the mountain problems when I show up to ski? Thanks for looking for more efficient ways to do these things.

    Meadows: Yes - as we receive the liability release forms and activate the pass we will be sending out a confirmation email and you will be good to go! Thanks for the post and we'll see you on the mountain!

  34. Brian

    September 15, 2010

    Any payment plan options for the season passes?

    Meadows: Not at this time. With the price being reduced as low as it is we didn't think there would be many takers. But a good question - if we were to have a payment plan - say pay $250 down and the rest by January 1 (otherwise your pass is deactivated) would we get many takers?

  35. AI

    September 15, 2010

    I am glad to see that you got rid of 4x4, it was a lot of nuisance involved in getting a pass at a published price. It also looks like you decided to follow the nation-wide trend with reasonably low priced season pass prices which offset the high lift ticket prices, so a season pass pays for itself in just a few days. I hope this new approach will be commercially successful and will enable you to keep on doing it in the future.

    With my $369 (early spring price) Squaw Valley pass second season in a row, I was reluctant to even consider a Meadows pass for this winter, and certainly not 4x4 at any price because of the hassle involved (I always hated it when Meadows pushed customers to become almost door-to-door salesmen to put together a group of 4), but with the announced pricing for individual passes I am tempted and probably will get one this season.

    Thanks for the positive approach to the pricing and availability!

    To use the occasion, let me provide some feedback on my past experience at the resort.

    Please train your lift attendants to be more proactive with helping young kids with getting on the lift. I will be going through the experience of getting our younger kid on the skis starting this season, and I've been paying attention to what lifties do in CO, UT, CA, and Canadian major ski areas. The best practice which one sees a lot in CA but much less at other areas is that there is always someone behind the chair to help if there is a small kid in the group which is about to get on the chair. One does not have to ask as at many other resorts. Such level of customer service makes great impression - unfortunately I have not seen much of it at the Meadows.

    Also, further effort to bring better quality food and more health-minded food to your fast food areas will be appreciated. Granted, I may have overlooked some recent improvements because I generally avoided Meadows in the past two seasons, but when I had season passes in the recent past and skied 20+ days per year, the quality/value to price ratio was below average even for the low standards of food at ski resorts. (I am not talking here about your upscale restaurant, that one is good but it takes too much time to get lunch there, and it is on the pricey side)

    Thanks!

    Meadows: Thanks for the coments AI! We hope our pass holders enjoy the convenience of renewing without having to form a group to get the best price. I'll pass along your suggestions to our lifts crew regarding child loading. And you should check out the Fresh Tracks Deli - featuring fresh, local, organic when possible food.
    See the video: http://www.skihood.com/The-Lodge-and-Services/Restaurants-and-Bars/Fresh-Tracks-Deli

  36. Ian

    September 16, 2010

    So this is my first year buying a season pass, and i am 17, so I am getting the $339 deal, but does that include night skiing too? Because that would be a big bummer if i payed that much money for a season pass and had to end my snowboarding at 3 o'clock....

    Meadows: The $339 (age 15 - 22) pass includes night skiing as well so we've got you covered - your good every day from 9 AM to whenever the lifts close (Monday and Tuesday: 4 PM / Wednesday - Sunday 9 PM plus extra nights during the Christmas holiday time frame).
    The only nights that pass holders need to pay for lift access are the special fund-raising nights like the Hood River Rotary Club Scholarship Fund Raiser, which is held on Monday, January 17. This is in addition to our normal night operational schedule and everyone who wants to ride lifts after 4 PM pays $10 which goes to the scholarship fund.
    Thanks for the question!

  37. Rex

    September 18, 2010

    Last year you had the under 6 for $9. This year it seems under 6 is free with an adult unlimited. Is this correct? Any discounts for those purchasing a 10 pack?

    Meadows: Correct - 6 and under is free when parent or grand parent purchase an unlimited season pass. The $349 10 time pass price is the best price available - after November 7 it increases to $399.

  38. Rider

    September 22, 2010

    I am confused about the "added value" deal. Can you please explain. I am interested in an unlimited adult pass, as well as a youth pass.
    Thanks!

    Meadows: Thanks for the question. We have a special for those purchasing their passes online in September. When you add $100 to your pass, we'll bonus you an additional $25, for a total $125 added value. If you add $200 to your pass, we'll bonus you an additional $50 for a total of $250 added value. You can add value to your pass, and you can add value to your son's pass, too, independently. You'll be able to use the added value on your pass for purchases at the ski resort in our restaurants, ski school, retail shops, rentals, for day care, etc.
    Hope that helps - if you have any more questions call our Clackamas Office 503.659.1256.

  39. Name

    September 23, 2010

    Im 13. Is it really worth it for me to buy the 229 dollar pass? I want to go as much as I can but I dont know who to go with.

    Meadows: The daily lift ticket price for ages 7 to 14 is $39, so you'd need to go just six times for a season pass to pay for itself. Check out this link: http://skihood.micromaps.com/
    Select "Buses" - and then "Trailblazers". It's a list of neighborhood bus programs that run this winter for your age group.
    See you on the mountain!

  40. Monsters

    September 24, 2010

    I bought a 5-time pass last spring, but want to get an unlimited pass this season. Should I "renew" my last season's pass to the unlimited or should I purchased a new pass altogether? Also, can these discount passes be purchased at any of the picture-taking sites?

    Meadows: Great questions! Only the unlimited passes or 10 time passes are renewable. So you'll want to purchase the unlimited pass this season. The discounted passes will be available for purchase at our picture-taking sites on a limited basis. We would prefer that everyone purchase online in advance if possible, which will speed up the picture taking / issuing process at the picture-taking sites. It takes longer for us to enter all the information into our season pass computer at those locations. Thanks!

  41. Baza

    September 26, 2010

    Will the midweek pass be valid on weekends when you go weekends only late in the season? Yes, I understand midweek but thought I would ask.

    Meadows: That's a fair question. The midweek pass is only valid Monday - Friday, so it wouldn't be valid on those extended weekends in May.

  42. connie

    September 29, 2010

    is there a 4X4 pass this year?

    Connie

    Meadows: There isn't a 4x4 this year - we are offering the 4x4 price ($449) but not requiring you to put a group together to get that price. Spread the word - it's a great deal!

  43. Rod

    September 30, 2010

    Any more thought on the payment plan? I am really interested and think it would be a great option for a lot of us out there. Please let us know if this is a real possibility. Thank you. Rod

    Meadows: We don't have a payment plan set up for this season. But it would be wise to start saving up as we could have some great specials to offer when the snow flies that you'll want to take advantage of!

  44. Dennis Kovalchuk

    October 1, 2010

    Hi there. Will they still have the option of getting group passes at the Expo Center?

    Meadows: No need to form or join a group - we dropped that requirement so you can get the best price individually as long as you purchase by November 7. We will be at the ski show selling passes and taking pictures. See you there!

  45. Dennis Kovalchuk

    October 5, 2010

    What are the pass deals this year at the expo center? Will they still have the 3x3?

    Meadows: No 3x3 necessary as we have lifted the group requirement. So the current $339 price will still be available individually at the ski show. Prices increase to $600 for an individual after the ski show.

  46. Snow shoveler

    October 6, 2010

    Will there still be free ski check if you buy your pass at the ski show?

    Meadows: Not this year. That was a special we offered last year. But last year the prices were higher at the ski show then they will be this year - for example the adult pass was $499 last year, it's $449 this year. So you can purchase season ski check for $35 and still pay less than last year's ski show deal!

  47. tride

    October 10, 2010

    Bought pass online, where can I get my picture taken and pick up the pass pre-season? I live near Hood River.

    Meadows: We'll be in Hood River Sunday, October 31 10 AM - 4 PM at the Hood River Inn. See you there!

  48. Austin

    October 12, 2010

    hi, i am 16 years old and i am planning on purchasing your seaon pass for 399 dollars and i just had a couple of questions. my first is when does the season officially start and end. second, i am planning on doing this with at least 6 other friends who are all under 18, is there any discount when doing that? and lastly what exactly do i need to do to get the pass besides just paying for it online. do i need to send in a picture or what? thank you

    Meadows: Good questions! The season will start as soon as we get snow - usually just before Thanksgiving. We operate daily through May 1, and have extended weekend operations in May.
    After you purchase online, you'll need to sign a liability release form (with parent signature if under 18), and bring it to one of our picture taking events (look on the front page of our web site). Or you can bring it to the mountain your first visit. We'll take your picture and issue your pass.
    See you on the mountain!

  49. aitch

    August 24, 2011

    How much is a season pass for children under 6? I don't have a season pass but can use a pass throughout the season from work.

    Meadows: A season pass for children 6 and under will be $20 this season. See you on the mountain!

  50. Dean-O

    November 2, 2011

    Do you offer ticket discounts and/or season pass discounts for our disabled veterans with service connected disabilities?
    Thank you

    Meadows: We offer lift ticket discounts ($10 off) with military I.D. at the ticket window.

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