Lift Operational Hours

The Most Advanced Lift System In The Northwest!

Hours of Operation

Mt. Hood Meadows is scheduled to operate daily from opening (whenever we receive enough snow - usually in November) through April 27 with lifts scheduled each day at 9 AM. We'll also be open for encore weekends May 2-4 and May 9-11, with a Season's End Festival on May 17. Scheduled lifts can vary with business levels particularly later in the season. Meadows may reduce operations midweek in April, following Washington spring break, depending on daily attendance. This could affect Hood River Express, Heather and Shooting Star Express, which would affect terrain park operations in Forest Park and Park Place, as well as gated access terrain such as Heather Canyon, Private Reserve and S&R Cliffs. While we would prefer to operate all lifts every day through the entire season, the decision to operate lifts and terrain on the mountain is dependent on favorable visitation to justify continued operations.

Encore Weekends May 2-4, May 9-11, & May 17

Thanks to our encore weekend sponsors for letting us continue the season! Unlimited Pass Holders can continue to use their passes and 10-Time Passholders may use remaining days on their pass. Wells Fargo presents May 2-4, K2 Sports presents May 9-11, and May 17 is our Season's End Festival!

Daily (Monday-Sunday)
 9 AM - 4 PM

And a Crew Of Friendly Lift Attendants to Make it a Totally Uplifting Experience!

Mt. Hood Meadows has 11 chairlifts total - six of them high speed quads for swift and efficient access to our 2,150 acres of exciting terrain. Our runs sprawl out across the southeast flank of Mt. Hood and our lifts are located to get you to your favorite terrain fast.

Lift Scheduled Status
Lift operations can be affected by weather conditions
Ballroom Carpet 9am-4pm Opened at 8:55
Buttercup 9am-4pm Opened at 8:55
Daisy Alternate to Vista Opened at 8:55
Mt Hood Express 9am-4pm Opened at 8:55
Shooting Star Express 9am-4pm Opened at 8:55
Hood River Express HRM is closed for the season. PR is closed for the season.
Cascade Express Weather standby / storm recovery / closed Thursday
Heather Canyon 9am-3pm, conditions permitting Opened at 10:03, Moon Bowl down.
Easy Rider
Stadium Express
Vista Express 9am-3:30pm, weather permitting Wind standby / storm recovery
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