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Meadows voted Oregon's "Best Resort" and "Best Attraction"

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was named Oregon’s “Best Resort” and “Best Attraction” by NW Meetings and Events Magazine annual reader poll.

NW Meetings & Events AwardsThe magazine polled certified expert meeting and event planners from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska, tallying thousand of votes. The magazine says winners run the gamut from small service providers to veritable behemoths of the industry, but they all have one thing in common: Their commitment to service has earned them a place among the best of the best.

Meadows CEO Matthew Drake says the awards are humbling, considering the runners up in each category.  At the same, he says, “These awards validate the efforts Meadows has made to improve resort services. Three seasons ago Meadows distinguished itself by earning the national ski resort guest service hospitality award. These acknowledgements further recognize the efforts of and motivate our dedicated staff to provide an ideal mountain resort experience for our guests.”

>>Best Attraction
THE WINNER IS: Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort
RUNNERS UP: Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake
Winning “best attraction” against natural wonders like the deepest lake in the United States is an accomplishment that nearly speaks for itself. With 2,150 skiable acreage, 85 runs (the longest of which is three miles) and annual snowfall of 430 inches, Mount Hood Meadows is a skier’s paradise. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, dine guilt-free at one of several restaurants, where the primary food vendor is Food Alliance Certified, using all-natural, local, sustainable food whenever possible.

>>Best Resort
THE WINNER IS: Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort
RUNNERS UP: The Allison Inn & Spa, Sunriver Resort
Dave Tragethon, executive director of sales for Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort, believes in the power of the mountain: “Maybe it’s the oxygen-enriched air from the millions of pine trees, or the altitude, but food tastes better, and toasting the day’s accomplishments with friends has lasting meaning.” On-hill clinics are facilitated by certified professional ski instructors, and slope options range from scarysteep to beginner hills. Not yet sold on Mount Hood Meadows? Browse the dozens of “guestimonials” on their website, featuring praise for everyone from the concierge to the ski lift operator.


NW Meeting+Events Presentation
Northwest Meeting + Events Magazine's Sheri Harbour de Vos presents the 2011 Best Awards to Meadows Executive Director of Sales Dave Tragethon (left) and Sales Manager Joe Munk (right).


  1. Brian

    June 27, 2011

    2150 square feet of skiable acreage eh? Thats bigger than my apartment.

    Meadows: Thanks Brian - 2150 skiable acres. We made the correction.

  2. Nof

    August 6, 2011

    Do you know your webcams are not updating?

    Meadows: Bug fixed. Although one of our cameras (Heather) is offline at this time, but will be reconnected before the season begins. Thanks!

  3. k2skier

    August 22, 2011

    It looks like foundations are being poured, or close to it; could we get the base area camera pointed toward Stadium?

    I just assumed this will be a HSQ, or will it be a 6 pack?

    Since Stadium will be a main lift out of the base area will it run more often than Yellow did?

    Meadows: We just posted a blog about the lift that answers those questions. We are STOKED!

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