Meadows Blog

The Holiday is Loaded with Events, Clinics and Fun for the Whole Family

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is ready to celebrate the holiday season with events, ski school clinics and camps. Lifts are scheduled to operate daily beginning at 9 AM, including Christmas and New Year’s Days and there will be extended night operations during Christmas week. It culminates with a New Year’s Eve spectacular, exquisite dinner, fireworks and a party with “The Essentials” the top rated dance party band on the west coast!

Here's a video from last season to put you in the holiday mood!

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is scheduled to operate daily with lifts opening at 9 AM each day during the holiday season, and through the end of April.

MEADOWS AFTER DARK evening operations are normally offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings until 9 PM. From December 21 - January 1 Meadows will operate lifts until 9 PM, except New Year’s Eve lifts operate until after midnight, not closing until 12:15 AM.

TWILIGHT KIDS CLUB is offered Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning December 17. During the holiday the club will be offered each evening from December 21 through January 1, with the exception of Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24.) This provides 4 to 12 year olds supervision from 3 – 7 PM, with a 2 hour lesson in between plus dinner and a lift ticket. The price is just $75 for ages 7 – 12, $80 for ages 4 - 6 – and Mom or Dad gets a 3 – 9 PM Meadows After Dark ticket for free!

PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE FROM PORTLAND RUNS DAILY December 17 – January 1, except Christmas Day (12/25). The shuttle picks up at three convenient metro-area locations. Bus seats must be purchased in advance through the resort’s web site

Destination guests staying in Government Camp can hop the shuttle to Meadows for just $12 round trip, leaving Government Camp at 7:30 AM and department from the mountain at 2:30 PM.

NORDIC CENTER OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 4 PM from December 15 – January 1.


Dec. 17: Meadows After Dark Rail Jam Series
3 – 8 PM in Shipyard – Free registration with divisions for lower and upper level skiers and snowboarders. Helmet required (and parental release if under 18.) Awesome prizes from sponsors Nike, Never Summer, Icelantic and Trew.

Dec. 17: Steeps Clinic
For advanced and expert skiers and riders to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain taught by our most certified and strongest pros.

Dec. 17: Les Vaughn Performs Live @ Après Ski in Vertical 3-6 PM
Les brings country standards, oldies, and rock and roll to the forefront and performs them in a way that is in fact, "original" and in his own style.

Dec. 18: NW Ski & Snowboard Demo Tour
Free demo to test and ride the latest ski and snowboard technology. ID / Credit card required – come early, these demos go fast!

Dec. 18: Women’s Clinic
For women and taught by our most certified and experience female instructors in a fun and supportive environment. Available for intermediate and above skiers and riders.

Dec. 19-21: 3 Day Holiday Kids Camp
Designed for youth from ages 6 - 12, we team up the kids with others their same age and ability with four hours of on the snow instruction from a certified pro each day. Supervision is provided all day and lunch is included. Make reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.

Dec. 19-21: 3 Day Freestyle Camp
For those wanting to learn freestyle technique of intermediate or more advanced ability. Make reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.

Dec. 19-21: Adult 3 Day Holiday Camp

Join our Ski & Snowboard School for 3 straight days of coaching from the same instructor with the same group each day. Groups will be divided based on Skiing / Riding ability and desired speed. Topics include Steeps and Cruising the groomed.

Dec. 19-21:1st Time Adult 3 Day Holiday Camp

Make this the year you become a skier or snowboarder with our 3 day Adult Holiday Camp for first timers. This package includes 3 days of lift (buttercup only the first two days), Lesson & Rental. Lessons will be 4 hours each day from 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm. Make great progress skiing or riding with the same instructor in the same group for 3 straight days.

Dec. 23: Jack Quinby Holiday Brass Band
Your traditional favorites performed by this brass ensemble.

Dec. 24-25: Ski with Santa
Santa’s revving up for his big night so here’s your chance to give him your last-minute Christmas list.

Dec. 30: Tony Smiley Performs Live at Après Ski

Tony Smiley “looping extraordinaire” will perform from 3-6 PM in Vertical

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing
Mt. Hood Meadows celebrates New Year's Eve with a fireworks display, spectacular buffet dinner and party featuring “The Essentials” – the top rated dance band on the west coast! We'll run the lifts until Midnight to allow revelers to ski or ride in the New Year. A fireworks display will be launched at 10:15 PM. The dinner has three seatings (5-6; 6:30-7:30 and 8-9) and “The Essentials” will perform from 8 PM - 12:15 AM! A live DJ will entertain between band sets leading up to a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.
Brrring in the New Year at Mt. Hood Meadows - presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing and Brrr Seasonal Ale. Adult party buses scheduled from the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas.
Purchase tickets, dinners, party and bus seats online in advance at

Jan. 1: College Bowl Games on the Big Screen TVs at the Vertical Restaurant and Sports Bar.


  1. Grace Harris

    December 27, 2011

    I'm wondering if you are open and if you have any specials this Sunday Jan 1st, New Years Day? Also, how much for adult lift tickets for the day? Thanks.

    Meadows: Hi Grace. We're open every day with scheduled hours from 9 AM - 9 PM this holiday week (until midnight New Year's Eve.) Prices for an adult lift ticket can be purchased in our online store for $69 (a savings of $5 off of the price if purchased at the ski area.)

  2. Sydney

    December 30, 2011

    Are the night lift tickets more New Years Eve?

    Meadows: If you purchase at the resort this evening the 3 PM - Midnight ticket is $49. Or you can purchase online in advance at $30. Happy New Year!

  3. Isaac

    December 31, 2011

    I got the Costco open-close tickets for Christmas, and I want to use one to go snowboarding tomorrow (Jan 1). What hours does my ticket entail?

    Meadows: The Costco ticket is good from open to close - so January 1st that is 9 AM - 9 PM.

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