Meadows Blog

La Nina Storm Pre-Season Teasin'

As of the time of this post our base area snow depth is 30 inches - and the storm continues to drop snow, although not as intensely as early this morning. If this is an indication of what the winter will be like, then bring on La Nina! It still takes a lot of snow to open up this early in the season - you'd have to go back to the 96-97 season to find the last time we were open in October. But forecasters say this is the type of winter that could get us open early.

Until then - we thought we'd tease you with some video that our newest team member Adam Fleck (who won the Meadows Film Festival) put together of Monday's snow. Enjoy!

We'll continue to update our conditions page, Facebook page, this blog and our snow phones as conditions change, and to keep you informed about the possibility of any early openings. Meanwhile, you can purchase your season pass here on our web site.

Picture Taking Schedule

We’re taking pictures at all four REI locations in Portland, Clackamas, Tualatin and Hillsboro this Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 PM.
Picture taking in our Clackamas Office is Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
And we’ll be in Hood River Sunday, October 31 to take pictures at the Hood River Inn from 10 AM to 4 PM.
And as always we’ll be at the Portland Ski Fever Show November 5 – 7 taking pictures and hooking you up with your season pass for Mt. Hood Meadows.


  1. JimiSki

    October 26, 2010

    Is that the same guy driving around on the ATV as last year?
    Oh well, those pictures get my juices flowin!

    Meadows: Different guy - new season - new snow!

  2. tim stone

    October 26, 2010

    Can't wait to get up there!

  3. Robert C. Taylor

    October 27, 2010

    Too bad you folks didn't hire me to work for ya,but after the video I figure I'll need the time to ride that la Nina out till Spring! ( and then ,ya,look for work...;)>) See ya @ The Ski @ Board Show!!

    Meadows: November 5 - 7 at the Expo Center. See you there!

  4. Mark

    October 29, 2010

    I appreciate the historical data on opening day. Any similar chart for base and/or mid-mountain snow depth on opening day? It'd be nice to have an idea of what it takes. Thanks.

    Meadows: We don't have that readily available - but it would be good information to have.

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