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Mt Hood Meadows Slashes Day Lift Pass Pricing

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has significantly reduced lift pass pricing for the 2013/14 season, rolling back prices to 2011/12. An adult day lift pass will be $74, a $15 reduction from last season’s peak weekend price of $89. The resort announced it will not have the peak / off-peak schedule for pricing tried last season.

The adult day pass provides all-day access from 9 AM – 6 PM (4 PM Mondays and Tuesdays when lift close at 4). Adults can upgrade for just $5 more for access Wednesday – Sunday evenings through 9 PM.

 Lift Pass
 Pricing  Hours*
 Adult (Age 15-64)
 $74  9 AM - 4 PM or 6 PM*
 Reload Card**
 $69  9 AM - 9 PM
 Adult Afternoon
 $59  Noon - 4 PM or 6 PM*
 Adult Afternoon to Evening
 $64  Noon - 9 PM
 Junior (Age 7 - 14)
 $39  9 AM - 9 PM
 Senior (Age 65 - 74)
 $49  9 AM - 9 PM
 Senior (Age 75+)
 FREE  9 AM - 9 PM
 Child (Age 6 & Under)
 $10  9 AM - 9 PM
 $30  3 PM - 9 PM
 Buttercup & Ballroom Carpet
 $39  9 AM - 9 PM
 Ballroom Carpet Fun Zone Only
 $10  9 AM - 9 PM
 * Lifts are scheduled 9 AM - 4 PM Mondays & Tuesdays and from 9 AM - 9 PM Wednesdays - Sundays.
 ** Reload Card Rates for those claiming their card and reloading it online in advance for a return visit.

Reload Card Offers Discount & Direct-To-Lift Convenience
Meadows installed RFID gates last season – guests wear their pass in their jacket (no “ticket and wicket”) making for a much more convenient and streamlined lift line experience. Guests are encouraged to recycle their day pass by turning it back into the resort at the end of the day. Or they can keep the pass and “claim” it online, purchasing their next visit in advance for just $69. 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.

New FREE 75 and Older Passes
The resort is offering FREE season passes to those 75 and older this season (no restrictions, valid every day). The resort also reduced the price of a Junior (age 7 – 14) lift pass to $39, the senior (age 65 – 74) lift pass to $49 and beginner (Buttercup and Ballroom Carpet) lift pricing to $39.

New Family Deal
Families will save money at Meadows – with each $74 adult day pass, up to two 7 -14 year old passes can be purchased at just $19 each. This special family offer is valid all days (no weekend or holiday restrictions) and can be purchased at any lift window.

Meadows Club Card Offers Terrific Value
The resort will also the Meadows Club Card for $89 – a loyalty pass that offers the 1st and 5th time free, and every 5th thereafter for free. In between the passholder is “auto-charged” $59.

Loyalty Passes Still The Best Value!
The most affordable pricing is offered to those purchasing loyalty passes by the November 3 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.

Meadows Rolls Back Season Pass Pricing

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has announced it is rolling back season pass and day lift pass pricing to the 2011/12 season. The resort has announced it will not have Peak / Off-Peak pricing which will dramatically decrease the price on weekend and holiday lift pricing this season - a drop from $89 last year to $74 this season!

Purchase By November 3rd for your best deal on individual passes!
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering individual discounts on season passes purchased online at by November 3rd.
These prices will also be available when you BUDDY UP at the Portland Ski Show November 15 - 17. Purchase two or more passes together at the ski show and get these rolled back prices!

 Pass  By 11.3.13 SAVE  Full Price
Adult 23-64  $499  $300  $799  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Student 15-22  $349  $150  $499  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
Youth 7-14  $249  $159  $399  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Child 6&Under  $25    $25  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Senior 65-74  $379  $70  $449  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Super Senior 75+  FREE    FREE  
 10X PASS  $399  $20  $419  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Midweek+  $399  $100  $499  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
 Night  $129    $129  Purchase online at for the best deals at Mt. Hood Meadows
65-74 w/bus  $499    $499  
65+ w/Bus Includes 8 midweek bus rides on Meadows Midweek Bus Program
Season passes will still provide the best value at the resort – particularly when purchased by November 3. The Unlimited Pass offers daily lift access from opening day through the announced closing date of April 27, 2014, one of the longest ski seasons in the country. And if the resort extends operations into the May or June time frames, the passes will continue to be honored. Pass holders also receive benefits such as 10% off rental equipment, demo equipment, retail purchases in Outer Limits Sports and the High Performance Center and restaurant discounts.

This season pass holders will also receive five discounted "Buddy Passes" - allowing their friends to purchase a day lift pass for $59 (Buddy Passes not included with the 6 & Under pass).

All passholders will enjoy the added convenience of the RFID access gates installed at every lift last season. The gates allow passage without having to physically display or scan a pass – no more waiting in line while others fumble for their passes for scanning.

Midweek+ and Meadows After Dark Night Specialty Passes
Meadows specialty passes offer great value for those whose schedules allow midweek or night riding. The midweek pass is $399 when purchased by November 3 ($499 after) and is good every Monday - Friday. The Meadows After Dark night pass is $129 and offers night riding from 3 - 9 PM Wednesday - Sunday evenings during the night operating season.

New “Direct to Lift” Credit Card-Backed Products
One of the many benefits of RFID gates is affordable “pay as you go” products, so the passholder receives direct to lift convenience (no stop at a ticket window) and their credit card is auto-charged at pre-determined discounted rates.

The Midweek+ Pass is $399, and includes all week days. The “plus” means the passholder can use the pass on weekends, and be auto-charged $59 directly at the lift.

The Meadows Club Card is $89 and offers the 1st and 5th days of skiing FREE! Your 2nd, 3rd and 4th visits will be auto-charges at $59 (saving up to $15), Club Card members receive additional FREE days every 5th visit (5th time, 10th time, 15th time, etc.). Members also receive a $5 discount off night tickets (normally $30 – these visits do not count towards free days).

Meadows Club Card members and Midweek+ passholders receive the same valuable discounts on resort services as season passholders.

Pass Protection “Refund Insurance” Offered
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering “Pass Protection” to passholders concerned that their season could be interrupted due to injury, medical condition or relocation. The pass protection is $25 and the passholder must enroll within 7 days of their pass purchase. Then, if they become medically unable to ski or ride, are transferred/move out of the area more than 301 miles, or are military deployed, a refund/rollover credit will be determined at a prorated schedule. Refund requests based on weather conditions are not eligible for refunds.

Add-Ons Create Even More Pass Holder Value
•    $35 Season Ski Check – Season long security for your skis or snowboard while you’re in our main lodge.
•    $20 SkiGreen Offsets – Offset your vehicle’s CO2 emissions for the season.
•    $300 Cooper Spur Family Season Lift and Tubing Pass – For everyone in your family that is purchasing Meadows season passes.
•    $40 Nordic Pass – for both Meadows and Cooper Spur Nordic Centers (normally $80).
•    Add Value – Charge up your pass with value to use throughout the resort – the value is on your pass for ultimate convenience.

Mt. Hood Transportation Survey

Members of the Mt. Hood Meadows Management Team have been participating in ODOT’s Multi-Modal Planning meetings on a regular basis for the past two years.  As part of these on-going transportation improvement planning efforts, ODOT and
the Mt Hood Multimodal Transportation Plan (MHMTP) partners have created an online survey.  The purpose of this survey is to gather information about 40 specific project preferences related to transportation safety and transportation alternatives for those traveling to or across Mt. Hood. The result of the MHMTP will be a list of prioritized, affordable projects to be implemented along the Mt. Hood corridor.

Mt. Hood Meadows has prioritized those projects we feel are most important for peak traffic management to and from Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur Mountain Resort to allow the most efficient and convenient access for the growing demand for winter and summer recreation. You have until August 31 to take the survey.

1. PubT-4: Expansion and development of park-and-rides: expand use of existing and new park-and-rides (potential new park-n-rides in Welches, Laurel Hill, Parkdale).

Park and Rides provide the most convenient, reliable way for guests to get from the metro areas to Mt. Hood Meadows. The development of parking lots just below the snow level (white line) served by efficient shuttle buses geared and outfitted for winter conditions will provide the fastest, most reliable direct mass transportation route from Portland to the mountain.

2. Org-1: Transportation Management Association: organization to coordinate transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs.

This organization would assess, recommend and coordinate the management of peak flows of existing right of way and most efficient and safest use of existing right of way. It would help secure the funding for future mass transportation projects.

3. ITS-2: Study-Integrated Management Plan (Concept of Operations): through Traveler Information for Speed Limits, Parking, Transit, and TDM website (Real-Time Parking Guidance, Transit Management and Information, Expanded Real-Time Traveler Information – On Mountain and En-Route, Mt. Hood Mobile Traveler Information/Multimodal Travel Options Website. Plans, Upgrade electronic reader board Mt. Hood Meadows access road/OR 35 at Mile Post 64.08).

This Integrated Management Plan is essential to preparing for and implementing Peak demand strategies and management programs, to monitor and maximize peak day traffic. The Integrated Management Plan will assure the greatest amount of public will be able to pursue and enjoy recreation on Mt. Hood.

4. ITS-1: Traveler Webpage Clearinghouse: links to weather and incidents, carpool sites, transit sites, parking.

The Traveler WebPage Clearinghouse is the vital communication piece to provide all travelers the most current information on traffic flow, road conditions, closures, and alternatives. This real time information will allow travelers to make the best choices in times, routes and methods to travel to and from the mountain.

5. PriT-1: Bus Intra-Forest: Improve intra-forest transit service on Mt. Hood w/transit hub on mountain - During winter months, the parking/transit hub would be a focal point for an on-mountain shuttle transit system that serves each ski area.

This transit hub, in concert with a park-and-ride system, will help reduce private vehicle use and efficiently connect and distribute passengers with coordinated shuttle service to the ski areas.

We urge you to review these projects, take the survey and help shape the Mt. Hood Transportation Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. We appreciate you giving special consideration to the priority projects we listed above.

View an Interactive Map of the Proposed Projects
Get more information on the project plan
An interactive map that shows descriptions and locations of the projects on the staff-recommended list. Simply click the map below.
Mt. Hood Transportation Plan Map


See you at The Bite

We're taking a "Bite" out of Portland this weekend! Meadows is proud to sponsor "The Bite of Oregon" benefiting Special Olympics of Oregon. We're set up at Waterfront Park Friday through Sunday to splash some winter refreshment on the summer heat. Stop by, say hi and enjoy! Here's what we'll have in our booth:

Kids learn to ride the Burton Riglet system at the Meadows tent at the Bite of Oregon.

I heart Meadows tattoo!Burton Riglet Park Summer Tour – for kids 3 to 6 years old to experience snowboarding! Chill with our coaches (on turf, instead of snow) who will guide the kids through games, teach some technique and guide them through the summer course.The first 75 kids each day get an I RIDE MEADOWS Riglet Park t-shirt! Mighty Meadows will also make an appearance to talk about the LiftStars Program and to teach kids how to ride lifts safely. We'll also have fun (and temporary) Mt. Hood Meadows tattoos for the little ones as well!

Our friendly staff specialists will have all the updates for you – season pass pricing, learn to ski and snowboard information, family deals and kids programs. Admission to "The Bite of Oregon" is just $5 – get all the information here.The Bite of Oregon Mt. Hood Meadows Tent