April has roared in like a lion – a powerful storm has delivered four feet of new snow to Mt. Hood Meadows this week. The resort has received three feet in the past three days, increasing the snowpack to a season high 152 inches.
The April storm has been delivering “awesome” powder conditions –
especially the last three days of the storm. Skiers and snowboarders
have been riding “bottomless” powder in wind favored areas, and the
upper mountain terrain serviced by the resort’s Vista and Cascade lifts
remains untouched as of this morning. Lift and snowcat crews are working
hard to open the upper lifts. Vista looks good for Thursday morning
with a slight chance of Cascade opening later Thursday, but more likely
Meadows other high speed quads – Mt. Hood Express, Shooting Star Express and Hood River Express – are all scheduled to operate.
It's more than just powder - the groom is pretty sweet as well!
Meadows is operating daily from 9 AM – 4 PM. The resort is scheduled to
operate until May 1, and will most likely extend the season on weekends
in May, as it has the past several seasons, depending on conditions,
weather and turn out.