MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort’s new “Unlimited Spring” season pass went on sale Monday – offering the rest of the season for just $149. And right on cue the weather changed to winter, bringing a severe winter storm, which since Saturday has dropped more than two-feet of snow at the resort, a foot of it overnight. With a winter advisory and storm watch posted, the short term forecast has more snow with accumulations of two or more feet the rest of the week. The resort currently has a 140 inch snow depth in the base area, one of the deepest in the country.
Mt. Hood Meadows has announced daily operations through April 29, and is considering extending operations on weekends into May depending on conditions and interest. The resort also expects to offer “Meadows After Dark” Wednesday – Sunday night operations through Sunday, April 1. The “Unlimited Spring” season pass is good the rest of the season, and at $149 represents one of the best values in late season skiing and riding found anywhere. The pass can be purchased on the resort’s website, or at the ski resort.
The resort’s Nordic Center will also continue Thursday – Monday operations through Sunday, April 1, and a special $40 unlimited track pass is available for cross country skiers.
In addition to the primo snow conditions, Meadows offers up some great events in March.
Women’s Clinic – Saturday, March 17
For women only and taught by our most certified and experienced female instructors. Work on your skiing/riding in a fun supportive environment.
3rd Annual Meadows Film Festival – Sunday, March 18
Top 10 finalists will be presented at the Vertical Restaurant from 4 – 7 PM, with the grand prize winning $500 cash. Go Pro cameras and Columbia Sportwear backpacks are also included in the prizes. Full Sail Brewing, KEEN Footwear and vitaminwater® also sponsor the event.
NW Demo Tour – Sunday, March 18
Demo next year’s skis and snowboards for free (liability release with i.d. and credit card required) with more than a dozen manufacturers expected to attend.
Spring Brewfest – Saturday, March 24
Live music on deck, and beers by Oregon’s favorite microbrews. Cool off with some beverages, while soaking up the sun on the deck!
Steeps Clinic – Sunday, March 25
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain.
3 Day Holiday Kids Camps and Freestyle Camps – March 26 – 28
Ski and Snowboard camps for kids ages 4 – 12, along with freestyle camps for freestylers of any age.
Hood River Appreciation Day – Saturday, March 31
The Hood River Meadows (HRM) Lodge has a very strong local Hood River presence, and we want to acknowledge them and say thank you! We'll have music and raffles, and Hood River companies will provide food, beer and wine samples.