Meadows Blog

February Freshies

On the heels of a storm that dropped 30" of snow heading into the weekend, 13" fell Monday, so intensely that the upper mountain was socked. Vista and Cascade couldn't run due to visibility. Tuesday awoke to bluebird skies and more than a foot of fresh, delightful powder some of the best of the season.

Storm recovery crews arrived early, and launched Vista on schedule at 8:55 AM and Cascade just 20 minutes later. The day was filled with powder runs as the entire mountain was covered in this powder goodness. Krissy Fagan captured some of the day for you to enjoy! We added some photos taken February 27 to satisfy your appetite for great mountain shots!

Meadows now has a base of 120" in the base area and is setting nicely for spring. Great conditions, clinics and fun family events make for a great time on the mountain. "Our future's so bright we gotta wear shades" - and sunscreen - great advice for today's bluebird powder happy guests! 

1 Comment

  1. John Rogers

    March 2, 2013

    I see the spring pass coming on sale, does meadows plan on closing early this year also? I wish I would have bought a timberline pass last year.

    Meadows: A valid question. We plan on operating daily through April 28. But schedules can change. Here is what has been posted on our web site since last fall regarding our operational schedule:

    Mt. Hood Meadows is open for the 2012/13 season, and is scheduled to operate daily through April 28 with lifts scheduled each day at 9 AM. Scheduled lifts can vary with business levels particularly later in the season. Meadows may reduce operations midweek in April, following Washington spring break, depending on daily attendance. This could affect Hood River Express, Heather and Shooting Star Express, which would affect terrain park operations in Forest Park and Park Place, as well as gated access terrain such as Heather Canyon, Private Reserve and S&R Cliffs. While we would prefer to operate all lifts every day through the entire season, the decision to operate lifts and terrain on the mountain is dependent on favorable visitation to justify continued operations.

    We'll announce any changes here on our web site. Thanks for the question!

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