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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

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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

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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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MT HOOD MEADOWS OPENS SPRING PARK

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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!

Thanks!

- 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