An early blast of winter dropped 23 inches of snow in 24 hours at Mt. Hood Meadows, prompting the resort to add more lifts and terrain to opening day. The resort has six lifts scheduled – Mt. Hood Express, Shooting Star Express, Daisy, Easy Rider, Buttercup and the Ballroom Carpet – from 9 AM – 4 PM. Resort officials are hopeful that the new Stadium Express will also run Saturday, and a launching ceremony is set for 8:30 AM.
Meadows has a current snow depth of 39 inches and snow continued to fall throughout the day. Resort officials advise staying on groomed runs, expect early season conditions and be aware of unmarked obstacles. Any changes or updates to the scheduled operations or conditions will be announced on conditions page
Passholder services will be open by 8 AM to take pictures and issue season passes. Lift tickets will be $64 for adults, $59 for ages 65-69, $39 for juniors age 7-14 and seniors 70+. Kids 6 and under are $10.
Meadows retail outlets (Outer Limits Sports and the High Performance Center) and its equipment rental center will be open. The Schuss, Alpenstube, Fresh Tracks Deli, Vertical and Higher Grounds Coffee restaurants are also scheduled to operate. Group and private lessons for adults and kids will be offered at our Ski and Snowboard School, and Daycare will also be operating.
This marks the third consecutive season Meadows opened before Thanksgiving, with openings on November 20 last season and November 11 two seasons ago.