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Uphill Travel Still a No Go

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Mt. Hood from the north side showing off Cooper SpurWith the announcement that Timberline will begin limited lift operations, there has been questions about whether Mt. Hood Meadows will operate lifts or allow uphill travel. At this time, our status is unchanged. We’ve already announced that we won’t be running lifts - we are beyond our season which would have ended May 2.

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Season comes to an end - now what? Mountain Update

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center Safety

It’s been a month since we announced operations were suspended at Meadows in compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order and the eventual closing of recreational areas and access on the Mt. Hood National Forest. This video will bring you up to date on our current status and what we’ve been working on for the past month.

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Sno-Kona Pond Skim Video and Photo Contest

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Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe 13th annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim is a no-go this year, due to our current stay home status. But we're still celebrating the outrageous costumes, big splashes and smooth style of past pond skims with a video and photo contest.

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Jenn Lockwood exercise routines for Peak fitness

Categories: Faces of Meadows Guest Connection

Jennifer Lockwood is a member of the elite Technical Team for the Northwest Professional Ski Instructors of America, Training Coordinator and Snowsports Instructor at Mt. Hood Meadows Mountain Resort and the owner of PEAK fitness NW in Mount Hood, Oregon. Jenn is putting together weekly exercises that will keep your muscles engaged as you think about getting back on the snow - whenever that may be.

Get Fit - Ski Hard - Have Fun

Mt. Hood Meadows suspends winter operations

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Flags wave above the lodge at Mt. Hood MeadowsAfter much consideration and evaluation of the current COVID-19 Pandemic we have decided that it is in the best interest of our guests, our team and our community to suspend winter operations until further notice. We have been in close contact with our local health authorities, and in compliance with state and federal advisories, we believe this is the most responsible course of action.

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Coronavirus Update

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Mt. Hood above Mt. Hood MeadowsWe told you we would take this week of suspension to evaluate the situation and consider options for operations moving forward. Our leadership team is meeting daily to assess, share information and visualize scenarios for a return to operation.

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Viral Vigilance

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Inside Meadows Meadows Cares COVID

Wash hands frequently to prevent spread of disease at Mt. Hood MeadowsOur greatest concern continues to be the safety and well being of our guests and our team members. As a company that desires to create enriching experiences recreating and discovering the mountain, we firmly believe providing the opportunity for our guests to uplift themselves is vitally important.

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Toyota Presents “SpringSation” at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Snow enthusiasts celebrating in the sunshine at the top of the Blue lift at Mt. Hood MeadowsWinter continues to bring snow to Mt. Hood Meadows, which has 176 inches at mid mountain and has received 306 inches of snow so far this season. Meadows swings into Spring mode - with an awesome lineup of events during Toyota SpringSation at Mt. Hood Meadows. From the Spring Brewfest to the Sno-Kona Pond Skim, Meadows events are filled with fun and great for spectating.

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Spring Passes go on sale February 17

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center

Spring Pass poster at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has announced pricing and dates for its Spring Season Pass. The Pass provides every day access beginning Monday, March 9, but can be used as a Night Season Pass starting Monday, February 17 for 3 – 9 PM night skiing and snowboarding.

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Experience Packages for this lovely historic weekend that dare to make a difference

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Meadows Cares

Experience packages at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows is tying together a holiday of love and history with your desire to dare to dream and make a difference. We've created highly meaningful and affordable experience packages, so you can enjoy and celebrate the mountain. Packages combine on the snow experiences with high value logoed items, each package thoughtfully customized for those who will enjoy it.

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Love Your Mountain this President's Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows

Categories: Culinary Services Guest Connection Media Center

A couple enjoy the romance of the mountain at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe Holiday weekend is filled with alluring activities and events splendidly crafted and presented to deepen your love and appreciation of this magnificent mountain. Starting off with a Love Your Mountain learn to ski and snowboard event and Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, and wrapping up with a special $20 on-line lift ticket offer for Monday night, the holiday weekend will be filled with discovery and enchantment.

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Cascade Express Deja Vu

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog Inside Meadows

Cascade Express between deicing operations just before weather moved in at Mt. Hood MeadowsIt’s kind of like the movie Ground Hog’s Day - Storm hits, team deices and recovers, then another storm or icing incident and we wake up, deice and recover all over again. We’ve experienced some fairly extreme weather this January - even compared to our normal upper mountain standards.

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Remembering Don Ball

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows

We want to recognize the passing of long time instructor and mentor Don Ball, who took his last run to glory in November. Don joined the Meadows ski school as an instructor in the 60s, and continued teaching through the 2012 season and guest hosting after that.

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Ready for the BIG Holiday Weekend

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Transportation

Zeb Yaklich photo of the awesome conditions at Mt. Hood MeadowsOk. No surprises here. Meadows has received six feet of snow this week - and it’s been mighty fine. Some of the best powder we’ve had in years. And there’s more forecast overnight Friday into Saturday so conditions will be awesome. Thanks to Zeb Yaklich for this Friday photo showing how awesome the conditions are.

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Opening Day at Meadows

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A crowd of enthusiastic riders lined up for first chair at Daisy on our opening preview day at Meadows. Snow harvesting supplemented the 30 inches of natural snow received this week for decent coverage on the terrain served by Buttercup, Daisy and Easy Rider. The Ballroom Carpet is also operating.

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When will Meadows open?

Categories: Weather Blog Guest Connection

Five day forecast has snow in it for Mt. Hood MeadowsThat is the big question on everyone’s mind - including our team. We are all anxiously awaiting the falling of snowflakes, hopefully by the millions. The current forecast is promising, with snowflakes in the window through Wednesday.

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Dynamic Ticketing Successfully Changing Visitation Patterns Moving Guest Visits to Off-Peak Times

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center

A snowboarder crests a ridge on a powdery day at Mt. Hood MeadowsLast season Mt. Hood Meadows introduced dynamic ticket pricing on its daily lift tickets. The price of a daily seven-hour lift ticket would be determined by demand - the more popular a day and the bigger turnout expected, the higher the price would be on tickets for that day, creating even better deals on days with less visitation.

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Season Pass Deadline Extended through Monday

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows

Sunday we experienced an interruption in service from our credit card processing vendor that affected our webstore. For a three hour period, we were not able to transact season pass or any other online purchase. We have heard from many of our pass holders who were affected by the outage, and unable to make their purchase.

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Mt Hood Meadows Ski Exchange for All Access Passholders

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Graphic of 2019-20 All Access Season Pass pricing with Pass Exchange resorts and skier in the backgroundMt. Hood Meadows continues it’s ski exchange with some of the most prominent independent ski areas in the Northwest. In addition to five days at Washington's Mt. Baker, All Access pass purchasers will receive three days at Whitefish Resort in Montana, three days at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Alaska, and unlimited days with pre-booked lodging nights at Grand Targhee, Wyoming.

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Discover our Geocaches on the mountain

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Hidden at Mt. Hood Meadows are five geocaches you can discoverThere are many ways to explore the wonder and beauty of Mt. Hood. Geocaching provides all the fulfillment of experiencing this magnificent mountain, but adds the spirit of adventure and discovery as you navigate and explore in search of these caches.

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Winter Summer Clash Meadows Offers Memorial Day Weekend Operations

Categories: Culinary Services Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

A snowboarder makes a spring carve on Cascade at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR — Immediate Release) — It’s the intersection of winter and summer Memorial Day Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows. Meadows plans to operate two lifts - the Daisy chair and the Cascade Express quad to access spectacular wide open snow fields Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Lift hours are 8 AM - 2 PM each day weather can conditions permitting.

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Powerful Storm forecast to bring Big Time Powder - What You Need To Know

Categories: Media Center Weather Blog Guest Connection Inside Meadows

A snowboard shreds new powder while his buddy watches at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe brunt of this winter storm will hit over the next 48 hours. We expect at least a foot of snow overnight by our scheduled Monday morning lift openings, with another two or more feet by Tuesday morning. All this snow is being delivered by an active storm with very strong winds. So while we are all looking to dive into this fresh powder, we do need to set some expectations.

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Icy storm and power fluctuations delay lifts

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

It’s still nine days to when winter officially begins, but this major winter storm has blown it’s icy breath on Mt. Hood Meadows. The good news is it brought ten inches of overnight snow - but before the snow there was extended periods of freezing rain. Deicing and power fluctuations delayed lift openings, and required a lift evacuation of passengers from the Blue lift.

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New snow excitement

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

It’s always exciting to see enough snow falling to play in. And whether you’re a seasoned snow enthusiast or are new to it like Koa the Golden Lab, playing in new snow gets us excited about the the approach of winter. This snowfall prompts us to get ready for the season - get out your gear, apply some wax, do some squats, hit the ski show for some great deals, dig out your snow tires and…

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Season Passes

Meadows Exchange Programs offers All Access Pass Purchasers 32 FREE SKI DAYS at other ski areas

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Meadows All Access season pass exchange program offers 29 free ski days at other ski areas

Mt. Hood Meadows has increased the amount of free ski days All Access pass purchasers will receive at other ski areas this season. In addition to five days at Washington's Mt. Baker, All Access pass purchasers will receive three days each at eight other ski resorts in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming, bringing the grand total of free ski days to twenty-nine! 

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Value Season Pass with All Peak Day Access is the same as the old Unlimited Season Pass

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Pass FAQs

Value pass pricing table please call 503.337.2222 ext. 0 with questions

Season Pass Store

As we enter our 51st season of operations, those who have purchased season passes in our online store will notice a subtle difference. You won’t see an Unlimited season pass selection - rather we have Value passes that have the “Upgrade to Add All Peak Days” preselected. That's the same as an unrestricted every day pass to Mt. Hood Meadows - the same as the old Unlimited.

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Mountain Wine Festival and Winemakers Dinner at Mt Hood Meadows August 18

Categories: Culinary Services Guest Connection

Wine festival and winemaker's dinner at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows presents the Mountain Wine Festival Saturday August 18, a showcase of the many flavorful varieties of wine grown in Oregon and Washington. The festival will be presented on Sun Deck in full view of Mt. Hood. Indulge in white wines, award winning Pinot Noirs and Mt. Hood Meadows private reserve labels. The wine festival runs from 1 to 5 PM and costs $12 for a commemorative wine glass and your first flight tastes.

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5th Annual Uphill Challenge and 5K Mountain Run at Mt Hood Meadows

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Running the Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe 5th annual Uphill Challenge will be run August 4 at Mt. Hood Meadows. The 1.2 mile uphill course gains 621 feet in elevation from the base area parking lot to the top of the Stadium Express. All category winners receive a custom branded trophy and the fastest man and woman each receive a $250 cash prize. Registration is $20 in advance ($15 for ages 14 and under).

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Scenic Chair Ride and Hiking Experience Kicks off for the season Thursday

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The summer season officially begins Thursday with Meadows offering scenic chair rides and hiking experiences Thursdays through Sundays through Labor Day. The Stadium chair will run from 10 AM - 4 PM with extended hours until sunset on Saturdays. Meadows offers a full line up of summer special events primarily on Saturdays, and a series of sunset dinners at the Alpenstube mountain side restaurant. 

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Meadows presents Twilight Dinner Series intimate evening dinners with overnight RV parking available

Categories: Culinary Services Guest Connection Media Center

Sunset Dinner Series schedule of dinners at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR) — Mt. Hood Meadows will present a series of Twilight Dinners this summer featuring exquisite menus designed by Executive Chef Daniel DeHay. Each dinner is themed - a brewmaster dinner, a Meteor dinner to celebrate the return of the Perseids, a wine maker's dinner and a spirits dinner. The dinners require advance reservation (available online at www.mthoodmeadows.com) and can be packaged with a twilight scenic chair ride and overnight RV parking can be reserved (for self-contained RVs). 

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To improve is to change

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center

The dawn of a new day at Mt. Hood Meadows from the Parking LotTo improve is to change. 

On Sunday, April 1, we put next year’s season passes for sale online. The blog headline announcing no more Unlimited Passes was not entirely correct and we apologize for the scare. A more accurate description is that we are simplifying our pass purchase process by starting everyone with a base value pass and giving the option to add unlimited access or adding just one or two peak days. In the end the price for the value pass with unlimited access is the same that we would charge for an unlimited pass on its own. It is essentially, the same pass.

This blog explains why this change is needed.

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SpringSational events abound at Meadows March and April

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SpringSational events abound in March and AprilWith La Nina kicking into full force these last two weeks, March has roared in like a LION! An astounding 103 inches of snow fell the last two weeks and the powder has been crazy good! With our base snow depth now at almost 9 FEET (13 feet at mid-mountain) we’re looking forward to a SpringSational second half of the season!

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Toyota reVEGETATE April 21 - 22 at Mt. Hood Meadows

Categories: Media Center Meadows Parks Guest Connection

reVEGETATE will be presented at Mt. Hood Meadows April 21 - 22(Mt. Hood, OR - Immediate Release) -- This 50th Anniversary Season Mt. Hood Meadows revives its most popular, well-attended and environmentally focused freestyle events – reVEGETATE. The event was created in the mid-1990s to draw attention to Meadows' award winning native wild flower and revegetation program, a sustainable cause that resonated with competitors, sponsors and an appreciative audience.

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Holiday Storm Expected to Affect Operations Saturday

Categories: Weather Blog Guest Connection

Winter storm advisory for Mt. Hood SaturdayOkay - maybe we’ve been doing too many snow dances! The current forecast would make Saturday the storm of the season - with high winds and the possibility of one to two feet of snow in a 24 hour period. That’s going to be awesome for our season (and for building up the Cascade snowpack) but for tomorrow, let’s say we expect it to be gnarly.

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Hood River Shuttle runs on limited schedule this weekend

Categories: Guest Connection Transportation

Revised Hood River Shuttle for Saturday and Sunday February 3 and 4With the weather forecast for this weekend, we don’t expect we’ll be reaching capacity in our parking lots either Saturday or Sunday. However, we will still be running the Hood River Express exclusively from 8:30 - 9:00 AM for those that want to get some early turns in. 

 

And we’ll run the Hood River Shuttle from the Expo Center on a limited basis this weekend. The schedule is posted above.

Perfect Storm Disrupts Lift Operations on 50th Anniversary

Categories: Weather Blog Tech Talk Guest Connection 50th

Blue lift line at Mt. Hood MeadosTo our guests who weathered our chaotic morning January 27.

The confluence of high winds, fluctuating freezing levels and freezing rain played havoc on the Mt. Hood Express, Stadium Express and Shooting Star Express high speed quads. Resort official explain how this "perfect storm" of freezing rain disrupted lift operations, yet the persistent efforts of the mountain team prevailed.

Hood River Meadows Opens

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

It came in spits and spurts over the weekend, but when all said in done the slow moving storm dropped a little over a foot of snow - enough to refresh the upper mountain and reopen Hood River Meadows terrain.

Pfriem presents New Years Eve Celebration at Mt Hood Meadows

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Pfriem presents the New Year's Even celebration at Mt. Hood Meadows

It’s a Party on the Mountain - New Year’s Eve Mt. Hood Meadows style. For the 50th time a new year will dawn on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows. This 50th anniversary edition includes extended night operations until after midnight, a rail Party in the Park freestyle event, a delicious dinner buffet, a tween party with games and music, a 21 and older party with Counterfeit Hits, champaign toast and balloon drop, and a fireworks display (at 10:15 PM).

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Early Ups on Hood River Express Starts in February

Categories: Guest Connection New for 2018

Hood River Express opens early at 8:30 AM on peak days at Mt. Hood Meadows 

Starting Tuesday we will begin the early ups on Hood River Express. That lift will run exclusively from 8:30 - 9:00 AM, allowing early arrivers to the HRM lot the chance to get some warm up runs on HRM terrain, or get first in line when the ropes drop at 9 AM to Shooting Star. This early opening of HRM is scheduled from Tuesday through the rest of the Christmas holiday (through January 1) and then weekends in January and February plus the Martin Luther King and President’s Monday holidays.

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Mt Hood Meadows Holiday Primer

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Happy holidays from Mt. Hood MeadowsWith December’s first major snow storm hitting the Cascades, Mt. Hood Meadows is moving into holiday mode. While the number of lifts and amount of terrain will be determined by conditions, and how much snow the resort receives, Meadows is ready for the holiday season.

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Toyota Dealers Association Named Official Vehicle Sponsor of Mt Hood Meadows

Categories: 50th Guest Connection Media Center New for 2018

Toyota is the official vehicle of Mt. Hood MeadowsToyota and Mt. Hood Meadows ink deal just in time for resort’s 50th Anniversary Season Celebration

Portland, Ore. (Nov,1 2017) – The Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association and Mt. Hood Meadows announced a sponsorship agreement naming Toyota the official vehicle of Mt. Hood Meadows, further extending the deep roots Toyota has planted in the Pacific Northwest.

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Epic Kick Off on our Preview Saturday

Categories: 50th Guest Connection New for 2018 Media Center

The Golden Anniversary Season was kicked off Saturday in a preview weekend which will go down as one of the best openings in Meadows history. Snow-vember has dumped over five feet of snow, with the last two feet coming in as powder just before the weekend. With a fortified base and powder on top, Meadows opened three express lifts - Mt. Hood, Stadium and Shooting Star - the first time that happened since preview days have been offered.

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Artists meet nature August 12 in two workshops at Meadows

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Paint Nite artists paint a picture of Mt. HoodArtists meet nature at Mt. Hood Meadows, in two workshops presented Saturday, August 12. A nature photography workshop will be led by professional photographer Grant Myrdal in the morning. And a mountain painting class will be presented by Paint Nite in the afternoon. The workshops are scheduled so the most artistically inclined can participate in both.

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Mountain biking added to Meadows Summer Adventure and Explorer Camps

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Campers enjoy nature at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood, OR (June 3, 2017) - Mt. Hood Meadows will present a total of six mountain camps this summer, adding mountain biking to it’s popular explorer and adventure camp line ups. The popular summer camps are designed for different age groups with the right combination of adventures and learning experiences to forge friendships and a deeper respect for nature.

An amazing season has come to an end

Categories: Guest Connection

We’ve put together a playlist of videos highlighting the 2016/17 season, that started out gangbusters with early December snow, and provided powder days into April. La Nina delivered the colder wetter winter that brought epic conditions, a substantial snowpack and feathery light powder - more so than any season in recent memory.

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Meadows Offers Free Shuttles from Sandy and spectacular events on Earth Day

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Earth day events at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has partnered with the Mt. Hood Express transportation service to provide free shuttling to the ski area from Sandy, Oregon Saturday, to celebrate Earth Day. The shuttle will run on a continuous schedule between Sandy and Meadows, and shuttle passengers will be rewarded with Meadows’ water bottles, KIND bars and a raffle entry. Those car pooling on Earth Day (with four or more people in the vehicle) will also receive water bottles and KIND bars and entry into the raffle featuring the ultimate carpool package: Oakley goggles (2 pairs), Yakima roof box, Salomon snowboard and DaKine backpack (2 packs).

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Guaranteed Best Pricing on Next Year's Unlimited Season Passes Now

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale now at their guaranteed lowest price!(Mt. Hood, OR April 19, 2017) -- 2017/18 Unlimited season passes are on sale now for Mt. Hood Meadows 50th Anniversary Season. The passes provide access to every lift, every hour, every day during the 2017/18 season. Unlimited season passes provide the best overall value at Mt. Hood Meadows, requiring only seven visits or less to pay for itself at the early purchase rates.

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Meadows Film Festival Winners Announced

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center

It has been an incredible year for filming at Mt. Hood Meadows this season, and the entries to the 8th annual Meadows Film Festival, presented by GoPro, Full Sail Brewing and Dakine were amazing. This year there was much more powder riding with less emphasis on park riding, which should be expected in a season that has dropped 44 feet of snow making for one of the best powder seasons ever.

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2017/18 Season Passes go on sale Monday

Categories: 50th Guest Connection Media Center Pass FAQs

50th Anniversary season passes go on sale Monday at Mt. Hood MeadowsIt has been a spectacular season at Mt. Hood Meadows, as any current passholder can attest to. Passholder visitation this season through April 8 is up 27% over the 2015/16 season, and a whopping 91% over the low snow 2014/15 season! Next year's 50th Anniversary season pass pricing will be announced Monday when they go on sale.

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Get the Girls Out highlights weekend events

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Tech Talk

She Jumps presents Get the Girls Out at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday. This event will cover the whole mountain, and females of all ages and abilities are welcome. Spend the morning exploring the mountain with your new lady-posse, and have your chance at some free goodies with the mountain-wide scavenger hunt all morning long!

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Rain will limit lift operations today search continues for Steve Leavitt

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Weather Blog

Rain will affect our lift operations today as the lower mountain is very soggy. HRM will be closed to public today and we don’t expect any higher mountain lifts either. Lifts will run from 9 AM - 4 PM today. Midweek bus programs have been postponed. The good news is the forecast says freezing levels drop overnight for new snow on Friday, in time for Meadows after Dark with 9 AM - 9 PM hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The March that Roared

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

It’s the season that keeps on giving - month after month after month of endless powder days, face shots and white outs. Enjoy the video shot by Hette Olyano (on his phone) with Nate Turner storm riding and enjoying the freshies.

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Vista Scenic Guided Snowshoe Tours

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Guided snowshoe tour from Vista at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will offer guided snowshoe tours from the top of its Vista five times this season. The experience includes a ride up the Vista highspeed quad, a and a gentle hike along the spectacular White River Canyon, above timberline and into the wooded areas of Mt. Hood Meadows. Five tour dates have been announced for this spectacular experience, which is topped off with dining at the Alpenstube restaurant.

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Where We Stand

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows

American flags proudly wave at Mt. Hood MeadowsFollowing the outcome of the election last November, there were many among our team that expressed concern about what changes the new administration may take. Our executive team clarified our company position of respect and acceptance. In light of the recent executive order regarding refugees, we feel it is important to reaffirm our position and we proudly share this with you our guests.

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Preparing for our 50th Anniversary season

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1948 Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser officially opens Mt. Hood Meadows on January 26, 19681948 Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser officially opens Meadows on January 26, 1968

Mt. Hood Meadows Preparing for
50th Anniversary Season Celebration

Mt. Hood, OR (For Release January 26, 2017) — Forty-nine years ago today, Mt. Hood Meadows officially opened with ceremonies attended by over 200 dignitaries including America’s only Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser. The ski area launched with two lifts, a T-bar and a rope tow. Fraser’s inaugural run was the full 1,061 vertical drop from the top of the Blue lift, ending at the base area lodge, skiing through the grand opening ribbon. And while the run took only a few minutes, it was the culmination of an initiative that began more than two years earlier when Portland businessman Franklin G. Drake saw the U.S. Forest Service announcement requesting proposals to build a new ski area on Mt. Hood.

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Meadows Powder is Outrageous

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

A powderful storm is bringing delightful conditions to Mt. Hood MeadowsLongtime locals are having a hard time remembering a season when the powder has been so good. The latest storm has brought 28 inches of powder, and the storm continues today. 

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The Official Learn to Ski or Snowboard Record was Set - Now What?

Categories: Media Center Guest Connection Tech Talk

More than 100 people participated in the World's Largest Lesson record attempt at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe received word from the organizers of the World's Largest Lesson that last Friday's world record attempts for largest ski and largest snowboard lessons should be successful. The first attempt a year ago ran into some logistic issues, with problems documenting that all the lessons were happening at the same time. d

January is Learn a Snow Sports Month join us for awesome skiing and snowboarding!

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Passholder Appreciation Event Saturday

Categories: Guest Connection

What a great season to be a passholder at Mt. Hood Meadows! There's much to be happy about this season - let's celebrate at our Passholder Appreciation event Saturday at Vertical.

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#KeepCoolCarPool: Awesome conditions will test parking capacity this holiday weekend

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

Attendants assist guests park at Mt. Hood MeadowsWhat do you know - it's another holiday weekend and the conditions are superb - arguably the best they have been in decades. With the all this new snow, and the likelihood of blue skies this weekend, we expect our parking lots will be reaching capacity Saturday and Sunday. We are taking action by encouraging more of our team to carpool and utilize the employee shuttles we provide. We encourage our guests to do the same.

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