Meadows Blog

Mt. Hood Meadows Opens Saturday

Mt. Hood Meadows will kick off the season this Saturday! Lifts are scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM daily beginning Saturday, thanks to this storm which dropped 22 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. Now this is a limited opening – not all of our lifts will be operating as we have a 40 inch base right now, which is great for November, but it’s still early season conditions, watch out for unmarked obstacles and as always ski and ride with care. Friday afternoon we’ll announce the lifts that will be scheduled to run Saturday.

The 2 feet of snow adorning tables above the breezeway. Thanks La Nina!

Pass Holder services will be open by 8 AM for pass picture taking and renewed pass verification. If you renewed your pass and haven’t sent in your liability release, just bring it with you and we’ll take care of it here. We'll have scanning teams available at the lodge to make sure if you renewed last year's pass that it is active and ready to go to the lift.

Resort services will include restaurants, ski and snowboard school, children’s learning center, daycare, our sports shops, demo and rental centers.

Meadows Parks crews are setting features in The Zoo and Shipyard for some early season freestyling.

Check our conditions page for updates. By the way - it’s still snowing – and we’ll have more updates for you here about opening day!


  1. Estes

    November 18, 2010

    Hope its not just Daisy, open MHM and Shooting Star PLEASE!

    Meadows: Friday we'll announce the lifts scheduled for opening day.

  2. rw

    November 18, 2010

    As long as you have more than the Magic Carpet running I'm there! Though I'm hoping Shooting Star -- in addition to Hood Express (and Daisy?) will be open, looks like there's a lot of snow over on that side. Anyway, awesome news. See ya this weekend!

  3. randy

    November 18, 2010

    im stoked for the snowboard season! how do you know if your season pass is renewed and activated? i faxed the liability release form to you guys.

    Meadows: You should receive a confirmation from us once your pass is activated. We'll have greeters tih scanners in the lodge to verify that your pass has been activated before you head out to the lifts. If not, we have an express lane at pass holder services to get your pass activated.

  4. Tony

    November 18, 2010

    When the night skiing will be open?????

    Meadows: We'll need more snow for night operations. Let's see what next week's storm brings - last season we opened the Friday after Thanksgiving, but we need a significant amount more for nights.

  5. Steep & Deep

    November 19, 2010

    This is really good news and hopefully, as others have stated, you are able to open Shooting Star tomorrow. I can only guess all the work that is involved to get the mountain up and running but this should be a great opening day............Thank you Mother Nature!!!

    Meadows: Star is open! Hard to believe that Wednesday evening the ground was bare under Daisy.

  6. Jay

    November 19, 2010

    Will the mountain only be open Sat/Sun or will it be open Monday too? Looks like a nice storm Sunday night and some of us are ready to skip work already!


    Meadows: We've begun the season and are scheduled to operate daily - 9 AM - 4 PM until we add night operations.

  7. Alex

    November 19, 2010

    will you announce a daily ticket price as well? i hope its not full price....

    Meadows: Lift tickets are $59 for adults, $35 for ages 7 - 14, $35 for 65+ and $9 for 6 and under.

  8. Chris

    November 19, 2011

    will night skiing be open soon or is it only going to be days?

    Meadows: We're open daily from 9 - 4 for now and waiting to see what the weather brings this week to make a decision about night operations. Hopefully soon!

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