Meadows Blog

2012/13 Lift Pricing Announced

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has announced lift ticket pricing for the 2012/13 season. Adult lift tickets in Off-Peak time frames hold steady at last season’s $74 price, but this season those tickets will include night skiing for an even greater value. Peak Day adult tickets will be $89. Meadows adopted the Peak Day pricing schedule to provide pricing incentives to redirect traffic from Peak Days when parking lots reach capacity (see Peak Day Parking Initiative Blog).

The resort will feature RFID access gates to improve the lift boarding experience for guests this season. The traditional “ticket and wicket” will be replaced with a card with an embedded RFID chip that signals the gates at each lift for access. The card can be reused or reloaded for future visits at a discount – a much more sustainable approach than the ticket which became invalid after each day’s use.

The resort will also the Meadows Club Card for $99 – a loyalty pass that offers the 1st and 5th time free, and every 5th thereafter for free. In between the passholder is “auto-charged” either $59 or $79 on Off-Peak or Peak days respectively.

Lift Pricing

 OFFpeak  peak*
 Adult (Age 15-64)
 Reload Card
 $69  $84
 Meadows Club Card
 $59  $79
 Junior (Age 7-14)
 $46  $46
 Senior (Age 65-69)
 $56  $56
 Senior (Age 70+)
 $46  $46
 Child (Age 6 & Under)
 $10  $10
 Night (3 PM - Close)
 Buttercup & Ballroom Carpet Only
 $46  $46
 Ballroom Carpet Fun Zone Access
 $10  $10
*Peak days are December 26-31, 2012, as well as Saturdays & Sundays in January & February.
**Reload Card Rates for those claiming their card and reloading it online in advance.
The most affordable pricing is offered to those purchasing loyalty passes by the November 4 deadline at pricing which pays for itself usually in 7 visits or less. Meadows also offers discounted lift tickets to groups of 15 or more, to guests of select lodging properties, when packaged with special transportation, lesson and/or rental packages, through special online offers and at REI and Costco. Those deals will be announced on the resort’s deals page.


  1. J rock

    August 29, 2012

    Maybe I'm missing something, but could you direct me to the price list for season passes or now termed "loyalty passes"?

    Also, with the new RFID will you be working with liftopia?

    Meadows: The Season Pass pricing will be released when passes go on sale on our web site this week. At this point we don't have plans to work with liftopia, although we've had many discussions with them.

  2. steelhead

    August 29, 2012

    Is there not a non-restricted season pass this year? On the new passes page all I see are the mid-week, pay-as-you go and reload options. Thanks

    Meadows: Yes we'll have non-restricted passes. The peak day adjustments we are making should favor our passholders whose passes are valid even on peak days. However, they do not guarantee a parking spot, so plan accordingly to arrive early (or late), carpool or take a shuttle on those days that we could max out parking.

  3. Big Slapper

    September 6, 2012

    Have you eliminated both the shift ticket and the afternoon (or half-day) ticket?

    Meadows: Yes - all tickets will be valid from purchase until lifts close and be at the same rate (Peak - $89 / Off-Peak $74). The Meadows Club Card would also provide a great value here - reducing Off-Peak visits to $59 and Peak visits to $79 (when you're not using your FREE days).

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