Meadows Blog

Lifts Closing Early Wednesday

Well, the forecast pretty much is delivering as expected – lots of rain driven by high winds. Our forecasters indicate that the rain will continue and the winds should increase this afternoon and evening.

We're going to suspend lift operations today (Wednesday) at 1 PM – there will be no Meadows After Dark this evening.

Looking ahead to Thursday, Mt. Hood Express, Butter Cup, Easy Rider and the Ballroom Carpet are scheduled from 9 AM – 9 PM, with Shooting Star possible from 9 AM – 4 PM. Check our conditions page or call our snow phone (503.227.SNOW) for updates.

Not operating Thursday are the HRM lodge, HRE, the parking lot and the Nordic Center. Park&Ride has been suspended for Thursday, but is scheduled to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We will continue to offer ski and snowboard lessons, food service, rentals, retail and day care, providing the best experience possible even with limited operations.

We will assess weather and snow conditions again at 10 AM Thursday. Hang in there - the forecast is indicating a change to snow Thursday and into Friday. We should have some fresh snow to enjoy by the weekend.

Here's what Temira's Mt. Hood forecast looks like:

"On Friday, the snow level goes from 5500’ at 4am, to 3500’ at 7am and keeps falling to 1000’ by 7pm. So, Thursday’s heavy rain switches to snow early Friday morning, and then we get 1.5-2” of water value for 10-16” of new snow during the day, depending on when it switches over. 

We’ll probably see another 4-6” of new snow Friday night, leading into a bluebird day on Saturday."

 See you on the mountain Friday and Saturday - enjoy our New Year's Eve celebration!

Brrring in the New Year at Mt. Hood Meadows


  1. bill griffith

    December 28, 2011

    I just want to thank you for the amazing condition that the Nordic Center groomed tracks are in, inspite of the heavy rains that we have had. Thank you to Sam and his grooming crew and to Dale and all the staff at the Nordic Center! Probably the best maintained tracks in the Northwest at this time. Well Done!

    Meadows: Thanks for the kudos and we'll definitely pass it along to the grooming crew and Dale.

  2. Peter

    December 29, 2011

    Is there any chance that HRM is going to be open tommorow?

    Meadows: Yes - with this new snow we expect HRM to operate.

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