We have some wild weather coming in – a winter storm that has a potent precipitation punch and freezing levels bouncing up and down like a yoyo – eventually dropping to surface levels where they’ll stay for the week. The good news is both elements for some great snowpack building are there - precipitation and cold weather. Depending on when it gets cold enough we could have snow starting Sunday – or Sunday evening – or early Monday morning. Regardless we are going with our daily operating schedule - 9 AM - 4 PM for now - expanding terrain and lifts as we receive more snow. It’s awesome - the season has officially begun!
Timing is everything with storms at Meadows. This particular storm system may or may not affect our scheduled lifts operations which at this time is Cascade 9 AM – 3 PM, and Daisy and Buttercup from 9 AM – 4 PM along with the Ball Room Carpet. Cascade Express operations could be affected by high winds and low visibility. With the variable freezing level we could see all that happening at the same time – snowing up above and raining down below. We’ll definitely be riding out the storm right along with the many adventurous storm rider souls who live for riding these powerful systems. We invite you to come on up and join us!
We have all the great Holiday Weekend Specials going on including:
$39 Adult Lift Pass and $29 Pass for ages 7 - 14
$30 Adult Equipment Rentals and $20 for ages 7 - 14
Winter White Weekend Sale specials - with up to 70% off merchandise in our sport shops!
2-for-1 Learn to Ski or Snowboard special for ages 13 and older
And some great Culinary specials:
Apres Ski Menu (special Beer, wine and food pricing) will be available ALL DAY in the Alpenstube
Alpenstube Bar fabulous hot or cold specialty drinks prepared fresh for you by our master mixologists
- Special pricing from $3.75 to $6.00 (reg. 7.25-9.25)
Lunch at the Alpenstube featuring our new Hot and Juicy Grilled Black Angus Burger…the very BEST Ski Burger on Mt. Hood! 1/3# fresh from the Northwest all-natural beef with no added hormones or antibiotics.
- Hamburgers - $4.95 (reg, 6.50)
- Cheeseburgers - $5.95 (reg. 7.25)
- Bacon Cheeseburgers - $6.95 (reg. 9.25)
SCHUSS GRILL For Breakfast - Our Famous Meadow Muffin Breakfast Sandwich - $3.95 (reg. 5.95)
Meadows Parks will offer Shipyard and The Zoo.
Our Nordic Center will not operate Sunday - we’ll evaluate conditions for a possible Thursday opening.
As always - check our conditions page for the latest lift operational schedule and snow conditions.
Now, looking ahead this week:
We expect to be full on snowing and blowing Monday morning – we just don’t know how much new snow we’ll have. So please stay tuned to updates on the website, snowphone and our Facebook, Twitter and other social media feeds. Llift operations will most likely be a Daisy, Buttercup and Ballroom Carpet day, although Cascade Express is still scheduled (weather permitting). We’re extending all of the great holiday specials, including lift pass pricing, rental pricing, the Culinary service specials, and the Winter White Sale in our sport shops. This is an awesome opportunity to purchase the best gear at the lowest prices - not to mention holiday shopping for your friends and family.
Mountain Ops will be working hard throughout this storm cycle to open up more terrain and lifts as quickly as possible. We’ll have a much clearer picture once we get through Sunday’s wild weather so stay tuned for regular updates.
And by Wednesday...
We are shooting for normal operations by Wednesday. The 10 day is forecasting cold temps and more moisture moving in later in the week. That should set us up nicely for some awesome December turns and additional park features. The Winter Brewfest is Saturday - we’re definitely looking forward to making a toast to the season at that event.
It’s great to see the weather lining up to bring us snow. And it’s also great to have a crew that’s committed to making the most of whatever the weather brings us. Most of all we’re Thankful this holiday for you our guests. We thank you for your patience, which we believe will be rewarded soon.
We'll leave you with this photo Natalie from mComm shot on the mountain today!
See you on the mountain!