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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 “Keegan Smith and the Fam” perfoming live at Vertical!

Here's a video from the past 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 19 - December 31 Meadows will operate lifts until 9 PM, except Christmas Eve (December 24) when lifts close at 4 PM, and New Year’s Eve when lifts will run until midnight.

TWILIGHT KIDS CLUB is regularly offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. During the holiday the club will be offered each evening from December 19 through January 6, with the exception of Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24) and New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1). 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 $70 for ages 7 – 12, $80 for ages 4 - 6 – (add equipment rentals for just $15) and Mom or Dad gets a 3 – 9 PM Meadows After Dark ticket for free!

PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE FROM PORTLAND RUNS DAILY December 19 – January 6, 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

NORDIC CENTER OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 4 PM from December 15 – January 7.


Dec. 21-23: Burton Mountain Festival 9 AM - 4 PM Daily
Test ride Burton's latest equipment for free (credit card, I.D. and liability release required), win prizes in the KNOW contest, get the 6 and unders shredding in the Riglet Park and attend the Apres Ski Party Saturday.

Dec. 22: 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. 22: 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. 23: Womens 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. 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. 29: Telemark Clinics
For beginning through expert telemarkers. Improve your technique with one of our experienced, certified instructors. Participants will be grouped together based on ability level and desired outcomes

Dec. 30: 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. 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 “Keegan Smith and the Fam”! We'll run the lifts until Midnight to allow revelers to ski or ride in the New Year. A fireworks display will be launched around 10 PM. The dinner has three seatings (5-6; 6:30-7:30 and 8-9) and “Keegan Smith” will perform from 8 PM - 12:15 AM! Vertical will be set with a casino party.
Buy Online at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski ResortPurchase tickets, dinners, party and bus seats online in advance on-line. 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.

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

Jan 2-4: 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.

Jan 2-4: 3 Day Freestyle Camp
For those wanting to learn freestyle technique of intermediate or more advanced ability. Make reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.


  1. Larisa

    December 26, 2012

    Does Meadows offer baby siting for 2 year olds?

    Meadows: We have state certified day care for kids as young as six weeks old, so yes we do!

  2. Lana

    December 31, 2012

    Will be night ski open on Jan 1st( New Year Day)? Thx

    Meadows: New Year's Day hours are from 9 AM - 4 PM - but we are open 9 AM - 9 PM Wednesday - Sunday evenings!

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