Was there ever a better week for powder riding at Mt.
Hood Meadows than last week? And with this week's forecast of many feet
of snow - 2 to 4 feet in the next 48 hours, it appears that we are in
mid-winter. It's a welcome return to winter.
Here's a taste of the powder from Pierce Hodges of M-Comm, with some video contributed by Temira.
We will be offering the spring pass later in March once our conditions
are more spring-like. It will be a great deal for those looking to ski
and ride the last part of the season, plus any weekends if we
extend the season into May. We also want to support and thank all of our
unlimited season pass holders who have been waiting for these wonderful
We're going to offer night riding through Sunday, March 27, and are
considering maintaining our Wednesday - Sunday schedule all the way
through. We'll keep you updated here on this blog, on our snowphone and
on our conditions page.
With the heavy snow we're experiencing, keep in mind that several
inches, even feet of snow can fall from the time ODOT completes plowing
the parking lot until the time you depart for the day. Beyond the
standard warning to have chains and traction devices, and to winterize
your car, you should also carry a shovel in case you need to dig
yourself out of the parking space, or get stuck while driving to or from
the ski area.
In addition, if you are driving long distances under cold, snowy, and
icy conditions, you should also carry supplies to keep you warm such as
heavy woolen mittens, socks, a cap, blankets or even a sleeping bag for each person in your vehicle.
Weather.com advises a winter survival kit should always remain in the vehicle, replenished after use. Essential
- Working flashlight and extra batteries
Reflective triangles and brightly-colored cloth
First aid kit
Exterior windshield cleaner
Ice scraper and snow brush
Wooden stick matches in a waterproof container
Scissors and string/cord
Non-perishable, high-energy foods like unsalted canned nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy.
--Winter Survival Essential Supplies from Weather.com
Drive safe - and see you on the mountain!
-- Meadows Team