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

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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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Meadows promotes long-time team members Mel Toney and Jeremy Evans to mountain leadership positions and welcomes Amanda Kandler as new Director of Finance

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Mel Toney, Jeremy Evans and Amanda Kandler portraits of new leadership positions at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has promoted two long-time team members to mountain leadership positions. Mel Toney has taken the reins as Director of Mountain Operations and Jeremy Evans is the Director of Fleet Operations. The promotions occurred earlier this season. And the resort welcomes Amanda Kandler as it's new Director of Finance. 

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Meadows purchases two new Pisten Bully 400 snowcats

Categories: Guest Stories Inside Meadows Meadows Parks Media Center New for 2018

Pisten Bully 400 snowcat at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has purchased two new Pisten Bully snowcats to enhance its state-of-the-art grooming fleet, one of the most advanced in the Northwest. The Pisten Bully 400s are scheduled to arrive next week and will be used for both general all mountain grooming as well as specialized terrain feature construction and maintenance of Meadows Parks.

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Meadows Film Festival Winners Announced

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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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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.

Where We Stand

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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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Turns 4 Tenants Offers Landlords Incentives for Housing Our Team

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Team members at Meadows having a great time at work and play!Mt. Hood Meadows has announced a new housing program that will reward local homeowners and landlords providing rental spaces to Meadows team members. “Turns 4 Tenants” (T4T) is a community based program that aims to help connect staff members with available rentals in the community by providing the landlord or homeowner a season pass or 10 day tickets, whichever they choose. 

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Altitude Fashion Boutique in Historic Slabtown Celebrates First Anniversary

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Altitude Fashion Lifestyle Boutique 1st anniversary celebrationAltitude - a men’s and women’s fashion boutique at 17th and Northrup celebrates its first anniversary September 1. Altitude provides shoppers with a unique experience where they can explore a collection of clothing, art and gift items that they won’t find elsewhere, while enjoying a glass of beer or wine from the bar.

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Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act Passes House in Near Unanimous Vote

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Representatives Walden and Blumenauer testify at hearing on the Mt. Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange billJune 8, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC— A bill authored by U.S. Reps. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) requiring the U.S. Forest Service to complete a land exchange on Mt. Hood has passed the U.S. House in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, 401-2. The Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (H.R. 3826) directs the Forest Service to move forward with the underlying land exchange—first approved by Congress in 2009— which would help protect the local water source and grow jobs in the community.

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Meadows Recognized Nationally for Support of CHILL Program

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Meadows Snow Sports Services Director Chris Kastner and C.E.O. Matthew Drake receive the Burton Chill host resort award from Burton's V.P. of Global Resorts Jeff Boliba.Burton Snowboards Vice President of Global Resorts and Chill Board Member, Jeff Boliba, presented this year's annual Chill Host Mountain Award to Mt. Hood Meadows during the Annual NSAA Conference in Nashville, TN. Each year, Chill recognizes one of its host mountains for the high level of on-snow instruction it gives to Chill participants as well as other support of Chill throughout the season. Thank you for all that you do for Chill!

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A Sincere Thanks to All Our Loyal Passholders

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What an epic season and great year to be a Meadows passholder! We want to thank you for spending your 2015/16 season at Mt. Hood Meadows – Your Mountain Home. Fresh off a season that provided many powder-filled snow days, we are now looking forward to the developing La Nina forecast for next winter season. That usually means a colder, wetter winter weather pattern meaning more snow for us to enjoy!

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Meadows Spring Park is a collaborative creation with Snow Park Technologies

  • Created in Partnership with Snow Park Technologies, Progressive Late Season Terrain Park Offers Variety, Flow and Unrivaled Design
  • West Coast Resort’s Snowpack Deepest in North America

MT. HOOD, Ore. – Mar. 30, 2016 – Significant snowfall and base depths of 10 to 20 feet are propelling Mt. Hood Meadows into an extended Spring season scheduled to go through mid-May, and have allowed the resort to return its annual Spring Park to Vista, making it one of the longest flow parks in the country.

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Bill McMahon Returns to the Sport he Loves

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Bill McMahon returns to the sport he loves thanks to Mt. Hood Meadows adaptive ski program.Bill McMahon is a long time season pass holder and avid skier. Less than a year ago he suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him bed bound, unable to get up and unable to even talk. The prognosis did not look good. He was admitted to Marquis Centennial a skilled nursing facility for rehab, and just seven months later, Bill returned to the slopes. 

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Long-time Meadows Employees Honored for Forty Years of Service

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Steve Warila Kim Donaghy Aidee Farwig and Jeanne Farwig all have worked for Meadows for forty or more seasons Mt. Hood Meadows staff gathered this week to honor four employees who have worked at Meadows for forty or more seasons. Vice President of Mountain Operations and Planning Steve Warila (40 seasons), Equipment Technician Kim Donaghy (40 seasons), Ticketing Auditor Aidee Farwig (47 seasons) and Ski Instructor Jeanne Farwig (44 seasons),  were recognized for their years of service at a ceremony at the resort.

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Mt. Baker Ticket Exchange Great Benefit

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Just wanted to drop you a note saying what a great benefit the Mt Baker lift ticket exchange program is for Mt Hood Meadows season pass holders! A group of four of us spent last midweek up at Mt Baker, and we were all were impressed with the experience. It was as simple as showing our Meadows season pass and photo ID at a ticket window, and they gave us a day ticket. Pretty sweet!

Would love to see this program expanded to other ski resorts.

Again, a great "value added" benefit to Meadows pass holders!


- Jake

Praise for Danby at the Ballroom Carpet

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I came out to your Rotary night on 1/18/16, and I want to praise the Ballroom Carpet attendant Danby! For the four hours that I was there (trying to get a hang of snowboarding) he was perfect! He patiently taught everybody how to board the carpet, helped them, encouraged them, praised them. He was the highlight of my evening. Thank you!

-- Angelika

Shooting Star Back in Service Storm Recovery on Cascade Underway

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Shooting Star Express lift at Mt. Hood Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows may have high speed access from bottom to top Saturday, the first time this season. With the series of storms, Cascade Express has been either in “Storm in Progress” or “Storm Recovery” this early season. And Shooting Star Express, damaged in a November windstorm, was repaired and cleared for service Friday evening. Today marks the first mild weather day that gives our mountain teams the best shot at opening the upper mountain.

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A Sincere Thank You to our Passholders

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Mt. Hood from the Buttercup chair at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe want to send our sincere thank you from the management team at Mt. Hood Meadows for purchasing your 2015-16 unlimited season pass. Your commitment to recreate at Mt. Hood Meadows this winter provides us with the resources we need to bring on staff and we will work hard to deliver an experience that continues to earn your loyalty.

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Great Turn Out for our Preview Day

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More than 500 snow enthusiasts took advantage of an early opening of the Buttercup lift Saturday, a special preview day Meadows presented as part of the Pray for Snow Party. The preview was made possible by the enormous snow harvesting efforts Meadows has pioneered, making it possible to offer a limited experience with just ten inches of snow depth in the base area.

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Meet Executive Chef Matt Stine

Categories: Culinary Services Inside Meadows

Welcome to Matt Stine, our new Executive Chef. Matt is very familiar with serving up delicious and nutritious meals for hungry snow sports enthusiasts. For the past 16 years he’s worked at Stevens Pass. He has a life time of experience in the culinary industry and we’re looking forward to the flavorful entrees and convenience food he’ll be cooking up for us this winter. 

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Altitude Mountain Lifestyle Store Opening September 3 in the Pearl

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Altitude opens September 3 in the Pearl District• Mountain inspired retail store will feature active lifestyle brands and atmosphere
 • Connection to Mt. Hood and the NW outdoor life in the Pearl District

PORTLAND, OR (Immediate Release) - Altitude - a mountain lifestyle apparel and accessories store, will open September 3 in Portland's NW Pearl District. The store will feature unique, fashionable and sporty clothing perfect for working out or wearing out. 

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Creating Opportunties in a Changing Climate

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center Weather Blog

Heidi Logosz Sustainability Manager
  • Addressing Climate Change While Optimizing Offerings 

Mt. Hood, Ore. The season for winter fun in Oregon, and along the entire west coast, is shifting as climate trends point to less snowpack and warmer days. Mt. Hood Meadows recognizes a challenge in the rising global temperature and also opportunities through innovation to keep the winter fun season going while also diversifying activities for all seasons. 

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Love4Lisa Fundraiser

Categories: Meadows Cares Guest Stories Inside Meadows

Lisa Moulding at the Mazot
Reposted with permission from Dan Kneip and

Lisa Moulding, the popular 34-year-old server at the on-mountain Mazot Eatery at Mt. Hood Meadows, has been diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer. Cancer survivor and Mount Hood regular Dan Kneip offers this personal story about Lisa, from his perspective.

Thanks for Keeping it Positive

Categories: Guest Stories Inside Meadows

MHM has always been a great area. In the past it was a great area run by a construction company. Now it's a great area run by a company that cares about the customers, and it looks like cares about the employees. Didn't get the sense employees were just doing time this past season. They made a point to make the day fun and that is what it's about. That positive attitude reflects management as well as staff.

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A Tribute to Ann Heestand

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Happiness is riding a ski bus with Ann Heestand

Ann Heestand organized the first midweek ladies bus to come to Meadows the year we opened. She eventually went to work for Meadows and grew that midweek program to nearly 1,000 women, riding buses from the Portland metro area Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ann passed away March 19. This essay by Bill Savage is a tribute to Ann and all she did for others.

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Kudos to Kirt and the Race Crew

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I am on the boards of Schnee Vogeli Ski Club and PACRAT and I wanted to thank the whole Meadows team in general and Kirt Davis and the race crew in particular for all you did to keep the hill open and allow us to get our races in this year. It was obviously a very difficult snow year but you were able to provide good, safe race venues for us all year. We are looking forward to a better snow year next year. Thanks again for your efforts.


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Meadows Film Festival Moved to Online Venue Submission Date March 31

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Meadows Film Festival goes online this yearThe 6th Annual Mt. Hood Meadows Film Festival will be moved to an online venue this year. Filmers have until March 31 to shoot, edit and submit their videos for this year’s competition. The later submission date allows those shooting to take advantage of the spring storms and the new Cascade Spring Park.

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Winter Storm Refreshes Spring Break at Mt. Hood Meadows

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A seasonful of waiting and anticipating a powder day was released on the slopes at Meadows today.

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Groomers Deserve Highest Praise

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I just got back from skiing today and I wanted to be sure to give your grooming team (and whoever else was responsible) the highest praise! I simply cannot believe that you all got the mountain into ski-able condition, considering the lack of snow off the groom. Today's conditions exceeded my expectations. Very well done!

-- Kim

Groomers are Super Stars

Categories: Guest Stories Inside Meadows

I skied yesterday Wed 2/25. What your guys do is nothing short of miraculous to maintain carvable slopes all over the mountain despite lack of new snow, rain and freeze thaw conditions for so long.

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Meadows Offers Tickets Tuesdays

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Looking for a great deal on midweek riding? "Tickets Tuesdays" is for you! We're offering up a series of Tuesday specials so you can see just how great midweek skiing and riding is at Meadows. If you've traditionally been a weekend warrior, this is your opportunity to get a great deal on a ticket, and try us out midweek.

Ticket Tuesdays at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Mt. Hood Meadows Celebrates Learn a Snow Sports Month with the Southside Pass Package

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center Tech Talk

January is Learn a Snow Sports Month, a national campaign to promote the pure fun, enjoyment and fitness advantages of taking up skiing or snowboarding. January 2015 marks the sixth year for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM). Mt. Hood Meadows has participated from the beginning, and is an industry leader and innovator in developing and presenting beginner experiences.

January is Learn a Snow Sport Month at Mt. Hood Meadows

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New Menu Debuts at Vertical and Comfort Zone Cafe

Categories: Guest Connection Culinary Services Inside Meadows

I’m Executive Chef David Mahler and welcome back to my new blog cooked up in the kitchens at the Meadows.  If you read the first entry of the year, you might have noticed the mention of two new food venues that we will be opening this year.  I am very excited and proud to be part of the opening of the Comfort Zone Cafe and Vertical Cocina de La Montana on the top level of our Lodge.

New menu offerings at Vertical at Mt. Hood Meadows

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The Burton Partnership is All About the Future of Snowboarding

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You’ve seen the Meadows sprinter van in appearances at events and schools throughout metro Portland and the Gorge. It’s hard to miss - it’s big with mountainscapes on each side. It is the “experience delivery vehicle” for the successful “Meadows to People” tour and P.E. takeovers resort staff is presenting. But it’s the picture on the back of the van that really speaks to the Meadows / Burton partnership - a family of four, with two little girls, celebrating their fun day on the mountain. And it would not be possible without the vision, expertise and support of Burton Snowboards.

The MTP Van is sponsored by Burton Snowboards to bring mountain experiences to the people.
The Meadow to People tour is delivered by our Sprinter van, in partnership with Burton Snowboards.

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Awesome All Night Effort Preps Buttercup and Rail Park for Sunday

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We're operating our Buttercup lift and a rail park from 11 AM - 4 PM today. The pictures show how we're able to do it. Great job by our mountain team to harvest the parking lot snow and transport it to Buttercup for distribution.

Groomers track packing the mounds of Marooka dumped snow at Mt. Hood Meadows.
The work is not yet done. After distributing the snow our snowcats will groom the terrain under Buttercup.

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Snowpark Technologies Inspires Meadows Parks This Season

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Due to the success of the spring park collaboration with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) at the end of last season, Mt. Hood Meadows will leverage the momentum that was established and continue to commit to the success of its terrain park program. Collaboration with SPT during the 2014-2015 season will include the development of a next level park riding experience on Shooting Star. 

STP will collaborate with Meadows in the design and construction of this Winter's parks

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Daily Prizes Awarded in 7 days to Pass Contest

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7 days to Pass contest at Mt. Hood Meadows

We're counting down the seven days to the early season pass deadline - which is also the number of days it takes for a Meadows Unlimited Season Pass to pay for itself at the early season price! Even less days for our age-based discounted passes. Each day this week a prize will be awarded, starting with day lift pass and advancing to the ultimate - an Unlimited Season Pass!

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Meadows Expands Loyalty Rewards Program

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Last season Mt. Hood Meadows debuted it's Loyalty Rewards program in the Ski and Snowboard School, allowing lesson purchasers to earn valuable rewards points and redeem them for future lesson purchases at bonus of up to 20%! This season Meadows will expand the program to include retail purchases and restaurant purchases to build points.

Meadows loyalty rewards program is great for families!


Meadows Signs Oregon Business Climate Declaration

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has joined over 70 Oregon businesses, including Adidas, eBay, Moda Health, NIKE, Inc. and Portland Trailblazers today issued a joint declaration calling for state action on climate change. The Oregon Business Climate Declaration highlights opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.


Mel Toney Receives PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award

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Mt. Hood Meadows Director of Ski Patrol and Risk Management Mel Toney receives prestigious award for her significant contributions made to outside operations.

Mel Toney receives Tower of Excellence Award
PNSAA President John Gifford with industry award recipients Michael Weise and Mel Toney at last week's awards ceremony in Hood River, OR.