Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is offering up some amazing December deals to make pre-holiday skiing and snowboarding incredibly affordable.
"F.I.S.H." Can Drive $59 Adult Lift Pass (Save $15)
In the spirit of the season, Meadows is collecting canned food and other non-perishables to support Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help, which provides meals to those in need in the Hood River Area. F.I.S.H. collects canned vegetables, fruits, soups, stews, tuna as well as macaroni & cheese, hamburger helper type meals, cereals and other non-perishables. What they are in most need of is canned soup, stew and chili. Bring a can of food to get a $59 adult lift pass (a $15 savings).
The rental shop will also collect these items for a $10 savings (Adult rentals will be $30 and juniors $20 with the donation). For a list of recommended items to donate visit the F.I.S.H. web site. The drive and special incentives will go through Friday, December 20, although pass holders and other guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate, even if they aren't receiving the discount.
Meadows Night Pass Holders - $39 Day Lift Pass Price
Meadows Night Pass holders can purchase adult lift passes for just $39 until night operations begin. Normally night passes are valid only from 3 - 9 PM, but until Meadows extends it's schedule into the evening, night pass holders can purchase a day lift pass for just $39 at any point of sale.
Direct to Lift Special $39 Day Lift Price
Meadows Club Card holders and Midweek+ Pass Holders direct-to-lift price of $39 through Sunday, December 15 - a savings of $20 off the regular direct-to-lift price.
Other Season Pass Holder Discount - $39 Day Lift Pass
Meadows is offering a special $39 lift pass to pass holders from other ski areas through Friday, December 20. Meadows is fortunate to have received enough snow and have conditions to operate three high speed quads and offer some excellent early season conditions. Most ski areas in the northwest haven't been able to open yet, or have the conditions Meadows enjoys. Simply show your pass from another ski resort to receive the $39 day lift pass price.
This is a sport that is best shared and enjoyed with a friend. So through Friday, December 20, Meadows is offering it's first time learn to ski or snowboard package which includes a beginner lift pass, equipment rentals and a 2 hour lesson for just $75, including your friend! This is for ages 13 and older and can be purchased at the ski resort, no reservations necessary.
As promised we opened up Shooting Star this morning - which delighted (emphasis on the "light" hint hint) crowd that braved the cold temperatures to find their favorite terrain covered in exquisitely light powder. First tracks on Shooting Star - first of the day and the season. Could it get any better?
Following two days of heroic storm recovery, Cascade Express boarded passengers who were treated to the foot-and-a-half of fresh (in some cases more) deposited by Monday's storm. Sweet goodness - a wellness day on the mountain for sure.
Thanks to Pierce Hodges for the video - it's a playlist so you can see Tuesday's treat as well!
Early season riding is awesome! With such cold temperatures the snow is really light and feathery. Early December presents some of the best powdery conditions, and today was exceptional! Granted it's not a deep base so you need to be aware of unmarked obstacles. But there is a lot of fun to be had on the mountain. Thanks to Pierce Hodges for a great video!
Wednesday we plan on operating Shooting Star. Our lift crews performed storm recovery work Tuesday, and there is prep work that needs to be performed before it opens. But it is scheduled and we do plan on opening Star. Again - early season and unmarked obstacles. We also ask your cooperation in respecting the boundary lines - do not cross a rope line. Let's play together nicely, and have a great day on the mountain!
Lift prices will be $59 for adults ($49 for direct to lift) Wednesday, most likely for the last day. You see, Cascade was also being storm recovered and it's a possibility Wednesday (storm recovery and weather permitting), but most likely Thursday.
As always please check our snow phone (503.227.7669) or snow conditions page for the latest operational and condition updates.
See you here!
Mt. Hood Express is scheduled to operate Tuesday. The quad provides high speed service out of the base area, and accesses more advanced terrain on the front side of the mountain. Meadows lift crews have been working (feverishly) to deice Mt. Hood Express, performing storm recovery in the middle of the ongoing storm!
Speaking of the storm - it deposited 3 to 5 inches at the base area level after turning to snow late last night. But higher up on the mountain - like at the 6600 foot level - we received 16 inches of new snow. It's been snowing and blowing all day, freshening and refreshing the runs. Since the terrain Mt. Hood Express serves has yet to open, Tuesday should offer some great powder turns.
Keep in mind we have early season conditions, be aware of unmarked obstacles and other riders as runs narrow near the bottom. So now that you've been officially warned, we'll see you up here Tuesday 9 AM - 4 PM.
Also scheduled to operate Tuesday are Easy Rider, Buttercup and the Ballroom Carpet. Cascade Express is also scheduled, pending storm recovery and weather permitting. Wouldn't it be awesome if.....
Adult lift prices will be $59 Tuesday - Juniors (age 7 - 14) are $39 but remember the family deal that up to two Junior day passes can be purchased for $19 each with the purchase of an adult day pass. We'll continue to equipment rental discount of $30 for adults, $20 for juniors.
We'll post our scheduled lifts and any changes on our conditions page.
See you on the mountain!
The weather is throwing some of it's nastiest early season storm conditions at us - and the burly storm riders are loving it. That storm - you know the big one with all the potential - well, it finally got cold enough to transition from rain to snow - around midnight in the base area, but much earlier higher up on the mountain.
With the high winds today, and storm evaluation and recovery efforts underway, Tuesday's lifts were limited to Daisy and Buttercup, with some beginners coming up for lessons in the Fun Zone. Not a bad idea considering the Ballroom Carpet over-the-snow conveyer is covered - a nice shelter from the storm! Those taking the plunge - if you can call 3 - 5 inches plungeable, received free refills as new snow and light wind-drifted powdery flakes filled their tracks. Cold - yes. Windy - yes. Crowded? No. Dress for the storm conditions, and enjoy the Daisy runs.
Thanks to Temira in mComm for the photos. And thanks to our guests who braved the conditions - we're sure your reward was in the fresh early season turns you can brag about to your friends!
The major winter storm has arrived and as expected it has a lot of moisture in it! It's wet and windy and it is affecting our lift operations today. Buttercup will operate from 9 - 11 AM and then we will be closing early and getting ready for Monday.
The forecast is promising - with the freezing level dropping and having the potential to drop a lot of snow overnight:
- Tonight Rain before 11pm, then snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 25. Windy, with a west wind 47 to 49 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 17 to 23 inches possible.
- Monday Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 21 by 5pm. Windy, with a west wind 28 to 33 mph decreasing to 22 to 27 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Daisy, Buttercup and the Ballroom Carpet are scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM Monday. With this forecast Cascade most likely won't operate due to wind and visibility. There's a lot of prep work before we can get any of our other high speed quads operating. Remember we had an 17" snowpack before this storm hit, so we need to let the snow settle a bit before we can get cats on it. Tuesday is more likely than Monday for additional lift operations and added terrain.
Keep checking our snow phones, condition page, Facebook and Twitter for updates.
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!
A major storm is blowing in this weekend which has the potential to dump lots of snow. We're planning on operating daily from 9 AM - 4 PM beyond this holiday weekend. So yes, we plan on being open Monday, Tuesday, and every day the rest of the season. Now what will be open and what lifts can operate will be determined by the storm and snow conditions. We'll update operations on our conditions page.
thanks for all your prayers and snow dances. We'll see you on the mountain soon!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Preview Weekend. We had so much fun we’re scheduling four lifts to operate from 9 AM - 4 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday this holiday weekend. Scheduled are Cascade Express, Daisy, Easy Rider and Buttercup, plus the Ballroom Carpet for beginner and kids lessons. [Check out our Flickr page for Preview Weekend Photos]
Purchase online and use Friday, Saturday or Sunday this holiday weekend. Must purchase by midnight Thursday, 11.28.13 - and the lift pass must be used by 12.1.13. See you on the mountain this holiday weekend!
We are so thankful for the efforts of our talented and dedicated team, that made the Preview Weekend possible. Just watch the video to see how spectacular the weekend was - especially up on Cascade.
Lift passes will be $39 for adults, $19 for juniors 7 - 14 and $10 for 6 and under. We’ll also rent ski and snowboard equipment for $30 for adults and $20 for juniors 14 and under.
Our ski and snowboard school will be fully operational - offering group and private lessons as well as daily Kidski and Kidsride lessons. Friendship will be celebrated - we’re offering the 2-for-1 learn to ski or snowboard with a friend for free special for ages 13 and older.
The whole holiday weekend will be special at Meadows. Our sport shops will kick off the Winter White Sale - with savings of 50 to 70% off last year’s outerwear, 70% off last year’s demos and 50% off last year’s new ski and snowboard equipment.
Getting up to the mountain following your holiday meal is a great way to get exercise - come on up and carve some turns after you’ve carved up the turkey. And as great as left overs are, plan on joining us - our culinary services team is preparing some great specials.
For Breakfast: Our Famous Meadow Muffin Breakfast Sandwich - $3.95 (reg. 5.95)
For Lunch: Come and try our new Hot and Juicy Grilled Black Angus Burger…the very BEST Ski Burger on Mt. Hood!...cooked on our brand new high capacity grill. It is 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)
ALPENSTUBE RESTAURANT AND BAR (and the ALPENSTUBE ON THE DECK weather permitting)
Come and try one of our new for 2013-14 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)
Also, our Apres Ski Menu (special Beer, wine and food pricing) will be available ALL DAY for all three days.
We’ll be pumping up the vibe in Shipyard - which will be embellished from the three lines offered Preview Weekend.
The "Party in the Park" will be presented Friday from Noon - 3 PM. Music, swag, pro appearances and a lot of fun in this open jam. Check out this video of Shipyard by Pierce Hodges.
We invite you to join us this holiday weekend. We’re thankful for everything we have to offer, and most of all for the opportunity to share this wonderful mountain with you!
Spectacular weather greeted guests Saturday - day one of Meadows' "Preview Weekend". The good news that Cascade Express was added to the lift schedule - and sunshine would soften the upper level snow excited those turning out for their first turns of the season.
They weren't disappointed. Cascade offered up some excellent groomed runs - although the terrain is limited. We caution that it is early season and you need to watch for unmarked obstacles, but for a pre-Thanksgiving preview the groom is pretty darn good.
Shipyard was also set with three lines: 1) Flat box, flat-down box, flat box. 2) Flat rail, picnic table. 3) Down rail, elbowed corrugated pipe. All lines lead into the Ball-Cano.
Steve Warila Photo
Those who took a break from freestyling or taking turns on Cascade enjoyed the Alpenstube on the Deck, basking in the November sun. Meadows also opened up the relocated Higher Grounds featuring espresso drinks, smoothies and eventually waffles, all served inside pass holder services (isn't that convenient)!
Sunday should be identical to Saturday - the weather forecast is unchanging and we'll get the groomers out for some great riding on Sunday! We're not scheduled to operate Monday - Wednesday, and we'll evaluate the weather and conditions to determine our Thanksgiving holiday schedule. See you Sunday!
Nordic Center Operates Sunday and Monday
The Nordic Center will open with 1 KM of trail (out to Sahalie Falls and back) Sunday and Monday, from 9 AM - 4 PM each day. There will be set track and skating. $10 track fee, Nordic pass holders are free! We'll have lessons and rentals available. The HRM lot will be open for Nordic parking only.