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Mt. Hood Meadows Unlimited Spring Pass Available March 7 for $139

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) -- Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced the Unlimited Spring Season Pass price is $139, providing daily lift access beginning March 7 through the rest of the season. The popular pass is available for purchase online and can also be purchased at the ski resort.

 

Buy Online at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski ResortThe spring pass can be used every day that Meadows is open through the 2010/2011 season. The resort is scheduled to operate through May 1 and is considering extending its season on weekends into May, depending on snow conditions and business levels.

 

Meadows has received more than four feet of snow this week from a major winter storm, increasing its base to 119” – the most of the season, which should provide excellent spring riding conditions for March and April.

 

The resort has also announced that it is extending it’s night operating schedule through Oregon Spring Break – ending March 27, at least on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Officials will announce whether it will operate Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well on its website SkiHood.com.
Pass holders receive discounts of up to 25% on ski school lessons, adult clinics, children’s lessons, day care; and 10% off full retail purchases at Outer Limits Sports and the High Performance Center. Children six and under receive FREE SPRING SEASON PASSES when their parent or grand parent purchase an unlimited spring season pass for $139.

 

Resort Executive Director of Communications Dave Tragethon says the extraordinary price and the benefits that go with it is all part of a spring mental well-being package. “The snow conditions are exceptional so those purchasing the spring pass will get a good taste of mid-winter riding as well. We have one of the longest seasons in the country – with lifts scheduled daily through May 1. This incredibly priced season pass provides both a great deal and the incentive people need to get out and recreate this spring to plunge in the powder or take turns in the sunshine on spring corn snow. We hope everyone who’s ready to ride takes advantage of the Unlimited Spring Season Pass!”

15 Comments

  1. Jeff in the 'Couv

    March 3, 2011

    Thank you Meadows management for listening to your patrons and reacting quickly and decisively to the concerns being voiced about the spring season pass. I'm thrilled to hear that the pass is now on sale and will be valid beginning Mon. March 7th. I realize that the decision to place the spring pass on sale at this time comes with consequences (more people coming to a resort at capacity on weekends, angry season pass holders) so I know it wasn't made lightly. I fully expected (for very valid reasons) to have to wait until after Oregon spring break to buy the spring season pass. This is great news for those of us who look forward to skiing and riding a little more often as the season winds down.

    Meadows: Thanks Jeff. For clarification, the spring pass is valid beginning March 7 through the rest of the season, including Oregon spring break later in the month - March 19 - 27.

  2. John

    March 4, 2011

    Really?? A spring pass? How many times has MHM closed the parking lots and turned away the pass holders they already have, just this season. Now you want to get more people on the already overcrowded MTN. This is insane. Does the fire Marshall not limit the number of people allowed on the Resort at one time. If not they should. It is reckless endangerment to the current pass holders to allow more people on the already overcrowded resort.

    Meadows: Thanks John. Our capacity currently is limited by parking. So far this season, we have operated for 114 days. On 5 of those days we have reached capacity in our parking lots and we needed to turn away vehicles for as little as 45 minutes or up to 2 hours. Even on those days we have not reached our uplift capacity on the mountain. We delayed placing the spring pass on sale until March 7 since our spring turn out traditionally thins out.

  3. AAA

    March 4, 2011

    Why so late...I remember 2 seasons ago (great snow year) it was $88 and it started the last wkd in Feb. Why not at least start it this wkd (i.e. March 4th) so we could get the full benefit. Especially with the price so high in comparison with only 2 years ago.

    Meadows: Thanks AAA. The $139 is less than the two price points we charged last season ($149 if purchased in February and $179 if purchased in March). The pass starting on March 7 is still an exceptional deal considering the length of the season we have. Two seasons ago the price was $99 and it started on Saturday, February 28.

  4. JYoo

    March 4, 2011

    Thank you Dave! It is wonderful to hear that now Spring Season Pass is available. I hoped the announcement could be earlier. I feel like being treated as a street sleeper who is waiting in a line over a midnight to buy a new toy, not a spring season pass. We are educated and live as fine winter ski mountaineers. Please announce the 2011/2012 season pass as early as possible so we could keep dreaming about skiing to the future. Thank you again and hope my pray to come true.

    Meadows: Very good advice. Thanks!

  5. WPJ

    March 4, 2011

    This seems like a fair deal!

    Will the pass be available at this price through the remainder of the season.

    I know in 2009 you had to purchase by a certain date or the price went up $10.

    Any perks for purchasing on line rather than at the resort?

    Meadows: The price is $139 whether purchased on-line or at the resort. No discounts or perks for purchasing online, although that does make the processing go faster at the ski area. There isn't a deadline by which you need to purchase. $139 is the price - see you on the mountain!

  6. nick

    March 5, 2011

    I have a logistics question about this pass. If I buy at the mountain, how long does it take to actually get the pass and get on the hill? i.e. do I need to get photos and fill out forms or is it like buying a regular ticket at the ticket window?

    Thanks.

    Meadows: Good question. You can go to any lift ticket window and purchase a "pass ticket". This gets you on the mountain immediately, then, at your leisure, you can stop by pass holder services and exchange the ticket for your spring pass. You'll need to fill out a liability release and get your picture taken at that time. The process usually takes less than 10 minutes depending on whether there are lines.

  7. D Broders

    March 5, 2011

    Would you like some cheese with that WINE?!

  8. PowWow

    March 5, 2011

    I am a long time season pass holder but I can’t care less one way or the other. It’s not like I can control the outcome so why come here and get my BP up unnecessarily. Although I have to admit it was amusing to hear the both side and Meadows playing them for all its worth. This is what I think, Meadows decided to start selling spring pass because Timberline announced that their spring pass will go on sale on March 7. Folks, it was a business decision and nothing more. Meadows stood a chance to lose some money if they remain uncommitted. Well played, M!

    Meadows: Recent health studies indicate that a day on the mountain can reduce BP by 25%. So everyone quit reading the blog and get some turns in - it'll do all of us good!

  9. Juan

    March 6, 2011

    While not ideal, this is refreshing to see. I appreciate the quick turn around. I would just request as others have that next season the announcement is a bit smoother. Also for clarification as I recall the last 2 years the price for the spring pass was one price if purchased by the end of Jan...99$ 2 years ago and 119 last year. Then it went up after that. This is a shorter season and a higher price, but at least we know where we stand and can plan accordingly. Thanks for not delaying this any longer.
    J

    Meadows: Thanks Juan. The price two seasons ago was $99. Last year it progressed from $119 in January, to $149 in February to $179 in March. Last year the spring pass was good 56 days - 31 days in March + 25 days in April + any extended weekends in May. This season the spring pass is good 25 days in March + 30 days in April (unless we go to weekends only after April 24 due to conditions or business levels) + weekends in May. We think the length of season will be comparable to last season.

  10. dmitri

    March 6, 2011

    Are there junior rates for the spring pass? This might make sense for dad, but for the juniors it might be worth a gamble on day passes unless you're certain of the value. A lower junior spring rate would help you lock in those sales as well. I'm hopeful this follows a typical pricing pattern with lower junior rates as well.

    Meadows: At this time we don't have a junior rate on the spring season pass. However, the free pass for children or grand children age 6 and under of pass purchasers still applies.

  11. Chris

    March 9, 2011

    Reading all the complaints I feel lucky that I live in Washington and ski at Crystal Mountain. They would never think of offering a deal like a spring pass for $139.00. We get to pay $65.00 through the rest of the season. If you want to ride the fancy gondola that ticket will cost you $73.00. We even get a $5.00 discount for a youth ticket. We also have fine dining at the top restaurant now. Why not have a $30.00 lunch? No low life brown baggers allowed here. You have to go to the bottom and down in the basement if you dare bring your own lunch. If you dare head north just remember your dollar is only worth ninety cents here in the great state of Washington. Happy Trails.

    Meadows: Thanks Chris. Hope you can make it to Meadows before season's end.

  12. Andre

    March 11, 2011

    This is my second request. As the days lengthen and the snow warms earlier (late March and into April). Will Meadows consider opening the lifts at 8am versus 9am. This will allow for a few more turns before the magic wears off. By 12pm-1pm, the snow softens to a point that the day is done unless you want to take the chance of injuring yourself with sudden decelerations!

    Meadows, what are your thoughts? Previously, it was "under advisement".

    Meadows: Thanks. Currently our schedule is to open lifts at 9 AM. If we make changes we'll update here.

  13. MB

    March 17, 2011

    I just signed my child up for the Spring Break 3-day camp. If I'm reading the website info right, I can get a spring season pass for myself - and my 6-year-old can get a free spring season pass - and there will be a 25 percent discount on his Spring Break camp fee.

    That correct?

    Meadows: Mostly correct - the discount would be 10% as this is a holiday period. But it's still a great deal! Reservations are required at least 48 hours before the first day of camp. Email skischool@skihood.com, or call 503.337.2222, ext. 1419.

  14. t

    March 31, 2011

    when is midweek skiing (monday-friday) scheduled to end?

    Meadows: Right now we're scheduled to operate daily through May 1 - and we're looking at extending on weekends into May. That can change depending on weather, conditions and turn out. We'll keep you updated on the blog and our conditions page.

  15. Randi

    April 28, 2011

    When will season passes for 2011/2012 be available?

    Meadows: Season passes will be available online by September 1.

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