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Meadows Parks Improvements - Shipyard Rope Tow and a Winter Flow Park!

You asked. We listened. Check out what we’ve got planned for next winter in the Meadows Parks!

Shipyard Rope Tow – This summer, we’ll install a rope tow at Shipyard so you can take lap after lap in our rail park. It’s always the first winter rail park to open on Hood, and it’s included with your Meadows season pass.

Winter Flow Park – Our Spring Park collaboration with Snow Park Technologies was a huge success; largely because it offered a next level park riding experience with creative features that flowed from one to the next, and was serviced by one high-speed lift. Next season, you’ll be able to ride a unique combination of features (accessed by Shooting Star) that flow and offer the same fun, challenging experience Spring Park featured – all season long.

Our parks plan for next season will include features in The Zoo, Fireweed, and Shipyard, as well as construction of the 18-foot Superpipe, some seasonal banked slalom and boarder cross courses, Forest Park and the new Winter Flow Park on Shooting Star. This configuration of parks best utilizes our terrain and will offer you a wide variety of features, and a unique riding experience. We're stoked! 

Thanks for a great learn to ski offer

I just wanted to drop you a brief note to thank you for the best alpine season I’ve had.  You folks earned my tremendous respect and appreciation with your insightful management of the “new skier funnel”.

By way of background I’ve been a snowboarder for almost 30 years, and never really learned to ski.  Having decided to get my youngest child (3 1/2 years) into skiing this year, I decided that dad should learn, too.  Because of the incredibly well-timed and smartly-incentivized engagement engagement from your team, I went from never having skied before to purchasing a season’s pass (my first ever) and getting more days on the mountain this season than I have the past five years of snowboarding combined (20+ days).  Your partners at Rossignol might be also interested to know that because of your rental fleet I ended up purchasing Rossignol boots and skis, even after demo’ing other brands.

Cheers

-- Matt

Thanks for a great season

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a great season and for staying open as long as you did for those of us who wanted to enjoy ski season as long as possible.  I know it becomes a bit of an economic balancing act as people stop coming in large numbers late in the year but we enjoyed all the bonus days this year and are already looking forward to next season!  Also, thanks for not only holding the line on passes but rewarding those of us who are loyal with a bit of a discount for next year!  I went ahead and just pre-paid the whole amount as a way of saying thanks and am already looking forward to next season.  Enjoy your summer and thanks again from a loyal Meadows skier since 1971!

-- Kent

Season's End Beer & Music Fest Saturday May 17 at Mt Hood Meadows

Season End's Beer & Music Fest @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom celebrate the last day of mountain operations with a free music festival on the sundeck of Mt. Hood Meadows main lodge. The Season’s End Beer and Music Fest will be presented Saturday May 17th, with lifts scheduled from 9 AM - 2 PM, and music from 11 AM - 5 PM.

“We’re excited about throwing the free party for our guests to celebrate the end of this extraordinary season” said Meadows Executive Director of Communications Dave Tragethon. “Our friends at Double Mountain are bringing this fabulous line-up of music at no charge to our guests. We hope everyone will come up, get some runs in early and enjoy the afternoon on the deck listening to some awesome music.”

For those wanting to ski or snowboard, Meadows has some online exclusive offers: a lift pass and $20 Double Mountain gift card for just $49 (or $59 with equipment rentals). Lift tickets will also be available for purchase at the ticket window for $49. For those not hitting the slopes the concert is free.

Band lineup for Season's End Fest

The energetic musical line-up includes Columbia Gorge based bluegrass/roots band Green Neck Daredevils, Portland based power trio The Quick and Easy Boys, and a much anticipated performance by the Bad Livers. Acclaimed for their innovative style and musicianship the Bad Livers have maintained a devout following of roots/bluegrass fans since the early 90’s. In 2007 they were awarded the honor of being inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and have been attributed to paving the way for the resurgence of old old-time and bluegrass music of today. Although they disbanded in 2000, the Bad Livers have selectively performed gigs over the last few years pleasing fans and music critics alike.

The Season’s End Beer and Music Fest will also include a variety of food from the Mt. Hood Meadows Sun Deck Grill along with Double Mountain beer for purchase. A wide variety of Double Mountain beer will be on tap including their seasonal Pilsner, a new never released IPA, and a number of other surprise beer selections from the Double Mountain Taproom.

For the kids, Helping Hands Oregon will have tattoos, a cotton candy machine, a photo booth, golfing, clown toss, bike wheel spin, hula hoop contest, and tic-tac-toe in the snow. There will be a $5.00 all-day access charge for the kids area, with all proceeds going to the Helping Hands charity. Face painting will also be offered (for a small fee).

Season's End Beer and Music Fest @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain Brewery’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial runoff water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom’s unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com.

Superpark 18 Friday Update

Superpark Webcast
Due to weather, the Friday and Saturday Superpark webcasts (scheduled from 1 – 3 PM) have been moved to Saturday and Sunday (1 – 3 PM). These will be viewable on the Snowboardermag.com web site.

Saturday will be the webcast from the features on Shooting Star. Sunday will be the webcast from the base area Woodward rail park.

Our exhibition has also been moved from Saturday to Sunday.

The BBQ should be going on the deck, we’ll have a DJ and the pros will be putting on a show for all to see. It’s a great opportunity for our guests to see the pros and get a behind the scenes glimpse of this major production.

Now - what you really want to see - Day 1 action from Superpark 18! Here’s the video from Snowboardmag.com and it is epic! 

Mt. Hood Meadows Hosts SNOWBOARDER Magazine's Superpark 18 May 7 - 11

Superpark Webcast
Over 500 of the most elite snowboard park riders and builders in the galaxy are again expanding the boundaries of terrain in trickery during the 18th iteration of SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s legendary Superpark session!

GET DAILY COVERAGE AT SNOWBOARDERMAG.COM

From the 7th to the 11th of May, 2014, Mount Hood Meadows, Oregon will provide the setting for what is regarded annually as the most progressive showcase of next-level snowboarding talent. According to SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Creative Director Pat Bridges, “There is nothing stock about Superpark. The terrain is more challenging, tricks more innovative, and depth of talent significantly deeper than you will see at any other contest or photo shoot in the world of snowboarding. Frank April, Scott Stevens, Jessica Kimura, Sebastién Toutant, Jamie Lynn, Chris Roach, Dan Brisse, Louif Paradis, Danny Kass…the list of icons confirmed for Superpark 18 is all-time.”

Superpark at Mt. Hood Meadows

While Mount Hood Meadows is making its debut as a Superpark host they are joined in the venue creation by the seasoned terrain park creators from Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Keystone, Colorado and Woodward Camps, with the latter team being comprised of all-star snowcat operators from Boreal, California, Park City, Utah, Killington, Vermont, and Copper Mountain, Colorado. “We are honored to host SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark 18,” said Tom Scully, Mount Hood Meadows Director of Mountain Operations. “This event will showcase some of the nation’s top terrain park builders and riders on our unique and beautiful terrain. We are proud to partner with SNOWBOARDER Magazine to continue our long history of hosting outstanding freestyle events such as this.”

Superpark is an invite only media event so there won't be public access to the park. However, the Woodward Plaza - an urban rail park - will be constructed right in the base area offering Meadows guests and visitors the opportunity to see these talented riders up close and in action. "This is a unique aspect of Superpark 18," says Dave Tragethon, Meadows Executive Director of Communication. "Previous Superparks have been totally isolated as it is a private media event, and so no public observation was available. This urban rail set up being sessioned throughout the event, right in our base area will provide guests a rare chance to see snowboardings top athletes." Saturday, May 10th a special rail jam exhibition will be presented in conjunction with the Woodward Webcast from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. We'll have a DJ spinning and several sponsor tents will add to the vibe for the awesome event.


For the second year in a row, SNOWBOARDER Magazine is bringing this exclusive spectacle to the masses with Superpark 18: The Webcast presented by Woodward. Super fans can get closer to the action than ever before by going online and watching two Superpark sessions live in real time. Superpark 18: The Webcast will stream from 1:00pm – 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 9th and Saturday May 10th on www.snowboardermag.com. SNOWBOARDER’s own Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso will be providing both color commentary and off-color commentary alongside veteran play-by-play pundit Preston Strout, as they are joined daily by a handful of special guests, while keeping the online Superpark viewers entertained and up to speed with all of the action. While viewable from any computer with web access or any active mobile device, anyone who can't tune in during the live webcast can watch each day’s replay in its entirety at snowboardermag.

In addition to Superpark 18: The Webcast, SNOWBOARDER will be producing daily recaps and video edits from Mount Hood Meadows featuring POV footage shot with Sony Action Cams, so keep checking back to snowboardermag.com and follow @snowboardermag and #Superpark18 on Instagram.  

Superpark @ Mt. Hood Meadows

The global market leader for snow grooming vehicles, Pisten Bully, has entered into a partnership with SNOWBOARDER Magazine to be the official snowcat supplier to Superpark 18 where they will be debuting their brand new 400 Park Pro machine.  

Superpark 18 marks the 9th time SNOWBOARDER has collaborated with Gatorade to gather the resources to make this progression-fueled gathering happen.

ABOUT SNOWBOARDER
SNOWBOARDER Magazine is entering its 26th year of documenting the sport of snowboarding. Since day one, SNOWBOARDER has been the inspiration for riders to go out and shred, indulge in their passion, and progress their skills. The name says it all: If you’re a snowboarder, then SNOWBOARDER is for you. The magazine is part of Source Interlink's GrindMedia that reaches more than two million active sports enthusiasts each month through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events, and television programming. www.snowboardermag.com

About Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Mount Hood Meadows is the largest and most popular resort on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. The legendary terrain features some of the most fun, varied and challenging trails in the Northwest, making Meadows a natural terrain park. Meadows has been building innovative freestyle features for parks and freestyle events since the Wide Open halfpipe event almost 30 years ago, and currently, Meadows Parks crew designs, builds, and maintains up to seven park and pipe venues. For more information visit the resort website.