Ever wonder why cruising down the slopes in the sunshine makes you feel so good? The many benefits of sunlight is presented in a recent LifeHack.org article.
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What a season this has been! 532" of snowfall since we opened in November, some of the best powder days we've ever experienced and an early start that allowed us to operate 156 days this season. We now are winding down the season, with our last two weekends.
Mt. Hood Meadows is using the wintery continuation of the season to raise money and awareness for local causes. Hood River Crag Rats and the Human Access Project get special attention and you can help reach our fundraising goals for these to great efforts in April!
Mt. Hood Meadows has added four midweek bonus days to the season (April 17 - 20) and will use them to raise funds for the Hood River Crag Rats, the oldest Mountain Rescue organization in America.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The community is offering support for the search and rescue teams who spent hundreds of combined hours looking for a missing skier on Mt. Hood. Crews suspended the search for Steve Leavitt, 57, of The Dalles on Saturday, shifting their efforts over to a recovery.
The storm is providing us some great snow - here at Meadows. But this forecast for freezing rain and iced over roads for Sunday morning in Portland has prompted us to cancel our Sunday SnoBlaster, Trailblazer, High School and Adult programs, as well as Park & Ride buses.
Last fall the National Forest Foundation (NFF) awarded funds from the Ski Conservation Fund to the 44 Trails Association for work in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Guests at lodging properties including Cooper Spur Mt. Resort voluntarily contribute to the NFF Ski Conservation Fund, so it is satisfying to see the funds put to work so close to home.
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Mt. Hood Meadows was awarded the company “Recycler of the Year” by the Association of Oregon Recyclers at the annual Sustainable Oregon Conference in Portland Friday.
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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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With the holiday weekend upon us we want to encourage you to get outdoors and recreate this weekend. Remember the freedoms we enjoy have been and continue to be paid for by those serving our country and making sacrifices. Let’s make the most of this holiday which is being celebrated to honor our brave and noble service men and women and their families. We present this video tribute in recognition of their service (music from the U.S. Army Band).
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With Tuesday’s announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that last month’s hottest March on record continued an 11 month hot streak, Mt. Hood Meadows retaliates Saturday with a Sustainability Shindig. Just the announcement of the event is already having a chilling effect, as the forecast for the weekend has switched from record highs to colder temps with a snowy forecast on the mountain.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA hosted a “Learn to Ride” event Sunday, treating students from two local elementary schools to free snowboarding lessons that incorporated leadership and character building activities.
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It was perfect weather for Suits and Boots Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows. With temperatures nearing sixty degrees, skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes wearing swimsuits!
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Again this season Mt. Hood Meadows hosted a group from wounded warriors, veterans and their families, to come up and have some on-the-snow fun together. Some of the participants were assisted with specialized adaptive equipment and instruction.
The 28th Annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out will be presented at Meadows March 13 and 14. The two-day event for skiers and snowboarders combines fun and a unique team competition to raise funds to fight cancer.
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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With deep, light, bottomless powder comes great delight - but also great responsibility.
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Can you feel it? There’s a chill in the evening air, the grass is damp with morning dew. The trees are changing color - and we’re getting stoked for the season! It’s #MeadowPasstime - time to give away the ultimate prize - an Unlimited Pass to Mt. Hood Meadows.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 4, 2015—SKI Magazine has honored Mt. Hood Meadows with the prestigious 2015 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence.
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Reposted with permission from Dan Kneip and Shredhood.org
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.
Responsibility Code #5
Skis and boards without owners become unguided missiles on our slopes. Use brakes and leashes, and not just when you're riding! Many boards become missiles when they’ve been left unattended or when they are being carried.
Last month a silent parade was staged at Mt. Hood Meadows as torches were carried in the “Shine a Light on Cancer” parade. The first annual event was a precursor to the upcoming Oregon Cancer Ski Out to help draw attention to the efforts of this very worthy cause and the people who support it.
I was at Meadows last night (Thursday the 20th) with the Washington State School for the Blind ski program. We had Sean at the bottom of the Ballroom carpet. The guy was - in a word - amazing.
As we prepare for Saturday’s Passholder Appreciation Day, we want to send a message of thanks out to all of our loyal guests who have weathered this season with us. We want you to know that we are working hard to make the most of what this season has presented us. And while we’d all like to have more powder filled days and new snow, we feel it is important to reflect on the things we have.
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I think its time for me to share a super cool story- one that made a meaningful difference to my family.
Responsibility Code # 2
PEOPLE AHEAD OF YOU HAVE RIGHT OF WAY
It is every skier and rider's individual responsibility to know that the right-of-way on the slopes belongs to the rider ahead of them. When approaching others, it is the uphill rider's duty to avoid those ahead of them at all times.
Responsibility Code # 1
ALWAYS STAY IN CONTROL
It is every skier's individual responsibility to maintain control at all times. This is the number one rule of safe skiing and riding.
Mt. Hood Meadows invites passholders to a special appreciate day this Friday, January 16th. Passholders who attend will receive 1000 bonus loyalty rewards points when checking in at Vertical in the afternoon. We’ll also be awarding prizes every half hour from 1:30 - 5:00 PM in Vertical to passholders, and purchases made in Vertical that day will earn double loyalty rewards points.
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced it is making every effort to open for the season Monday, with limited lift operations. Due to an improving weather forecast, that now shows Sunday’s rain may be changing to snow earlier than originally forecast, the resort is readying for operations on Monday.
Columbia Center for the Arts celebrates the coming of winter in the Gorge with The Snow Show in November 2014. Sponsored by Mt Hood Meadows, the show presents how diverse regional artists express their feelings about the winter season. The show runs November 7-30.
This week, the MTP crew is at Woodmere Elementary School taking over the physical education class to teach students some ski and snowboard skills.
Professional Snowboarder and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones was in Portland recently with the premier of his TGR film "Higher". He took some time to talk to us about P.O.W. and what we can all do to get involved to assure we can continue to enjoy our snow covered mountains and the beauty and recreational opportunities they provide.
(Portland, OR September 23, 2014) – Today, Oregon’s technology companies joined the growing list of businesses that have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, including Oregon’s largest private employer, Intel, and one of Oregon’s fastest growing companies, Elemental Technologies. The Oregon Business Climate Declaration highlights opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.
This is why many High Tech businesses have signed on to the Oregon Business Climate Declaration - to attract talent that wants quality of life experiences. - Richard Hallman Photo
Technology companies in Oregon are concerned about climate change because of the impact it could have on their future ability to conduct business in the state, including clean water availability, certainty around energy costs, and the ability to recruit and retain talent.
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.
For the second year in a row, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has been named one of the 2014 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. The sixth annual green survey was part of the 100 Best Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits surveys conducted last fall and spring.