April is awesome – offering up scintillating spring skiing, punctuated with powdery winter blasts! It’s a season unto itself and a reason to celebrate recreating on Mt. Hood! This April, pass holders could win a 2014/15 Meadows Unlimited Pass – and be decked out from head to toe in Dakine clothing and accessories JUST FOR RIDING IN APRIL!
Here’s how it works – every day your pass is scanned in April, you get an entry into the drawing. The more days you come up, the more chances you have to win. There will be three grand prize drawings on April 28 (need not be present to win). Each winner receives a 2014/15 season pass AND gets decked out by Dakine. Eligible passes are unlimited season passes, spring, 10 Time, midweek and Meadows Club Cards.
April is awesome! So get up here and enjoy it! And check out the April events that await you!
April 5 - Eighth 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 6 - Hood River Appreciation Day
Mt. Hood Meadows is holding the 4th annual Hood River Appreciation Day. This event will take place in the Vertical Restaurant in the main lodge, and we want to acknowledge our Hood River locals, and say thanks with music and raffles, food, and beer and wine sampling.
April 7-9 - 3-Day Holiday Kids Camps / Freestyle Camps
Our 3-Day Camps offered over Spring Break 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 7-9 - 3-Day Adult Camps
Join our Ski & Snowboard School for three straight days of coaching, from the same instructor and with the same group each day. Groups will be divided based on skiing / riding ability and desired speed. Topics include steeps and cruising the groomed. Four hours of coaching is provided each day, perfect for parents with kids attending the 3-Day Kids Camp!
April 12 - 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, and 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 12 - Après Ski Entertainment with Joe Stoddard
Joe Stoddard performs a unique blend of high energy music and comedy. You can expect a very large variety of music, oldies, country, rock n’ roll, comedy tunes, folk, R&B originals, and more. Joe Stoddard will play out on the Sun Deck, weather-permitting, or in the Alpenstube.
April 12 - Hood River Distillers Tasting
Hood River Distillers will be sampling Sinfire and Ullr from 2-4 PM in the Alpenstube and on the Alp Deck. Thanks HRD!
April 13 - Everybody's Brewing Tasting
Come taste brews from Everybody's Brewing, from 2-4:30 PM in the Alpenstube and on the Alp Deck. We're there!
April 19 - 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 19 - 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 19 - Après Ski Entertainment with Viasol
Funk Jazz. This local trio’s groove is deeper than your epic powder day. Josh Wuerth-gauitarist, Mason Appel-percussionist, and Dane Vogel-bassist, carry you into their spectacular world of sounds with their original funk jazz. Just dance. Viasol will play out on the Sun Deck, weather-permitting, or in the Alpenstube.
April 20 - Telemark Clinic
For beginning through expert telemarkers. Improve your technique with one of our experienced, certified instructors.
April 26 - 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 26 - Sno-Kona Pond Skim
The 8th annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows, presented by Kona Brewing! Snowboarders and skiers launch themselves across 90 feet of frigid water to win awesome prizes.