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Meadows Celebrates Spring with Spring Pass, Events, Clinics and Entertainment

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) - Mt. Hood Meadows is preparing for an amazing Spring Skiing season with events, entertainment and fun ways to improve your riding.
                    
Spring Pass Deals!
Meadows offers the unlimited Spring Pass - daily access for the rest of the season - for just $139 or $99 for kids ages 7 - 14. Kids 6 & Under pricing for an unlimited season pass is $25.
                    
Meadows Adds Services for Oregon Spring Break March 23 - 31
  • Park & Ride shuttle service will run daily from Portland to the mountain, at reduced rates - $20 for round trip bus, or $71 for bus and lift ticket. The shuttles run weekends
  • The Nordic Center will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM Thursday - Monday through Sunday, April 7
  • Night operations will continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through March 24
  • Daily operations are scheduled through April 28!
(Scheduled operations can change with conditions, weather and turn out. Check SkiHood.com for any schedule changes.)
                    
Learn to Ski or Snowboard and Bring a Friend for Free!
Every ski resort has a learn to ski or snowboard package, which includes a beginner lift ticket, equipment rental and lesson. Beginning March 18 and through the end of the season, Mt. Hood Meadows will also add in your best friend! The resort if offering this spring skiing opportunity for enthusiasts to couple up and get a great deal on their first time on the mountain.
The individual package sells for $75 and includes a lift day pass for the Buttercup beginner lift, which also includes the Ballroom Carpet - Mt. Hood's only enclosed over-the-snow conveyor. Also included is ski or snowboard equipment from the resort's equipment rental center, and a two-hour group lesson taught by a professional instructor.

The special "Add a Friend for Free" allows two people to take the beginner package together for just $75. No reservations are needed, simply come to the resort and register at the resort's equipment rental center. Participants must be 13 or older, and a parental consent form is required for those under age 18.

March 2013 Events at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort 

                    
March 16 - Freestyle Clinic
This clinic is designed for those who want to improve their skills in the park & pipe, breaking down the fundamentals of approach, takeoff, maneuver and landing so you can master each step before putting it all together. Available to advanced and expert skiers/riders ages 10 and up.
                    
March 16 - Après Ski Entertainment with Twisted Whistle
A Portland, Oregon local Folk, Bluegrass, Americana Band, Twisted Whistle exemplifies bluegrass in such a raw, rootsy way that it's not hard to get lost in the entire ensemble.
                    
March 17 - Steeps Clinic
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain. We will work on maintaining rhythm and flow through all terrain and conditions while exploring some of the best known and unknown runs at the resort.
                    
March 17 - 4th Annual Meadows Film Festival
The fourth annual Meadows Film Festival will showcase local talent - on the hill as well as behind the camera. Cash and prizes for the top finalists - presented by GoPro, Full Sail Brewing, Dakine and Keen Footwear.
                    
March 22 - Steeps Clinic
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain. We will work on maintaining rhythm and flow through all terrain and conditions while exploring some of the best known and unknown runs at the resort.
                    
March 23 - Telemark Clinic
For beginning through expert telemarkers. Improve your technique with one of our experienced, certified instructors.
                    
March 23 - Spring Brew Fest
Mt. Hood Meadows proudly presents the Spring Brew Fest. Last year, Full Sail Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Kona, Redhook, Everybody's Brewing and Laurelwood helped us celebrate the spring season. Cool off with some beverages, while soaking up the sun on the deck!
                    
March 23 - Après Ski Entertainment with Cody Beebe & the Crooks
Bound by their collective roots in Central Washington and Washington State University, the band calls their music Roots Rock; some radio gurus have dubbed it Progressive Americana, and others have said "Steve Earle meets Pink Floyd."
                    
March 24 - Women's Clinic
For women and taught by our most certified and experienced female instructors. Work on your skiing/riding in a fun supportive environment. Participants will be grouped based on ability and the focus will be on improving your skills so you can ski/ride more confidently and in more conditions. Available to intermediate and above skiers and riders.
                    
March 24 - NW Demo Tour
Free demo from dozens of ski and snowboard manufacturers. 18 and older with a credit card and ID to demo (minors must also have parent or legal guardian present).
                    
March 25 - 27 3-Day Holiday Kids Camps / Freestyle Camps
Our 3-day camps are offered over Christmas Break and Spring Break, and provide kids with a great way to play on the snow! We provide alpine lessons for students ages 4 - 12, and snowboard lessons for students ages 7 - 12. Kids will be put in the same group with the same instructor for three consecutive days providing an excellent opportunity to make friends and bond with the instructor. You'll be amazed at the progress your child can make skiing or riding 3 straight days!
                    
March 30 - Nike "Snake and Hammers" Banked Slalom / Slopestyle Event
A unique snowboarding competition designed to test a snowboarder's all-around riding skills. The course combines the turns of traditional banked slalom with the features of a slopestyle event. A rider's overall goal is to snake down as fast as they can while dropping their best hammers. The better the hammers, the more time deducted off their run. The person with the fastest overall score wins.
This event is invitational event - Meadows and Nike Snowboarding will select the snowboarders who will compete.
                    
March 30 - Steeps Clinic
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain. We will work on maintaining rhythm and flow through all terrain and conditions while exploring some of the best known and unknown runs at the resort.
                    
March 30 - Après Ski Entertainment with Left Coast Country

A "northwest bluegrass band based in Portland, OR; who deliver both high-energy original compositions and an authentic take on traditional sounds stemming from Bill Monroe to Towns van Zandt.

April 2013 Events at Mt. Hood Meadows 

                    
April 1 - 3 3-Day Holiday Kids Camps / Freestyle Camps
Our 3-day camps are offered over Christmas Break and Spring Break, and provide kids with a great way to play on the snow! We provide alpine lessons for students ages 4 - 12, and snowboard lessons for students ages 7 - 12. Kids will be put in the same group with the same instructor for three consecutive days providing an excellent opportunity to make friends and bond with the instructor. You'll be amazed at the progress your child can make skiing or riding 3 straight days!
                    
April 6 - Freestyle Clinic
This clinic is designed for those who want to improve their skills in the park & pipe, breaking down the fundamentals of approach, takeoff, maneuver and landing so you can master each step before putting it all together. Available to advanced and expert skiers/riders ages 10 and up.
                    
April 6 - Seventh Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom
A banked slalom is a series of high banked curves - the faster a rider goes down the course, the bigger the course becomes because of the nature of the high walls of the banked turns.   
Both skiers and snowboarders can participate, filling a field of 120. Presented by Full Sail Brewing.
                    
April 7 - Women's Clinic
For women and taught by our most certified and experienced female instructors. Work on your skiing/riding in a fun supportive environment. Participants will be grouped based on ability and the focus will be on improving your skills so you can ski/ride more confidently and in more conditions. Available to intermediate and above skiers and riders.
                    
April 7 - Hood River Appreciation Day
Mt. Hood Meadows is holding the 3rd annual Hood River Appreciation Day. The Hood River Meadows (HRM) Lodge has a very strong local Hood River presence, and we want to acknowledge them and say thanks with music and raffles, and Hood River companies will provide food, beer and wine samples.
                    
April 13 - Second Annual Ski To Defeat ALS
Ski to Defeat ALS raises money for the ALS Association Oregon and Washington Chapter - one run at a time! Participants can do one run or fifty runs, people with ALS are encouraged to participate because of our awesome partnership with Oregon Adaptive Sports. This event is not one to miss! Ski to defeat ALS and help benefit the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
                    
April 13 - Mountain Photo Workshop
Full day class with Grant Myrdal the workshop focuses on snow and mountain shooting to equip you with the tools to create spectacular photos in all conditions.
                    
April 14 - Steeps Clinic
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain. We will work on maintaining rhythm and flow through all terrain and conditions while exploring some of the best known and unknown runs at the resort.
                    
April 20 - Women's Clinic
For women and taught by our most certified and experienced female instructors. Work on your skiing/riding in a fun supportive environment. Participants will be grouped based on ability and the focus will be on improving your skills so you can ski/ride more confidently and in more conditions. Available to intermediate and above skiers and riders.
                    
April 20 - MazotFest Charity Race to benefit Avalanche Rescue Dogs
Come meet the rescue dogs at the Mazot! Race and watch others do the same! Mazot Fest will be taking place 10 AM to 3 PM. This is a fun, charitable race benefiting the Avalanche Rescue Program.
                    
April 27 - Steeps Clinic
Available to advanced and expert skiers and riders. These clinics are designed to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain. We will work on maintaining rhythm and flow through all terrain and conditions while exploring some of the best known and unknown runs at the resort.
                    
April 27 - Sno-Kona Pond Skim
The 7th annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows, presented by Kona Brewing and All About Hawaii! Snowboarders and skiers, launch themselves across 90 feet of frigid water, to win a free trip for two to Hawaii.

1 Comment

  1. KeepSpringSkiAlive

    March 15, 2013

    I'm confused...b4 on the website it said $139 until 3/10 and then $149 thereafter. Now it just says $139 for the rest of the season (and it's obviously after 3/11). Of course I've always thought it's ridiculous to charge more $$$ later on so I'm not complaining about keeping it $139 I just want to know if there was indeed a change in the policy? thanks...

    Meadows: Good question. We promoted the $139 Spring Plus pass price in advertisements (TV and Radio) before the deadline, then stopped the ads before March 10. But we had several people who saw the ads, and didn't realize there was a deadline (that the price was going up to $149). So we are honoring the $139 advertised price. In the future we'll be more clear in our advertising about the deadline.
    See you on the mountain!

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