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Toyota Dealers Association Named Official Vehicle Sponsor of Mt Hood Meadows

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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

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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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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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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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Mt. Hood Meadows presents Saturdays on the Mountain in August

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Summer scenic chair lift ride at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will make Saturdays special this August - offering weekly mountain events combined with a BBQ and summer scenic chair lift rides. Meadows was named for its unique lushness, wetland meadows and fields of wild flowers that come alive in August. The stunning beauty of the permit area is accessible through a series of hiking trails as well as the spectacular Stadium scenic chair ride.

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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.

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

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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

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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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2017/18 Season Passes go on sale Monday

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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

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

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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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Brew Years Eve Celebration at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Fireworks display above the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows New Year's EveMt. Hood Meadows is throwing a New Year’s Eve party to celebrate one of the best starts to a season in decades! With a nation-leading snow depth and a forecast for more to come it is time to PARTY with a Brew Year’s Eve celebration presented by Full Sail Brewing Company. Lifts run until after midnight, fireworks go off at 10:15, there's a spectacular New Year's Eve dinner and Dance Machine performs live to bring in the New Year!

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New Piston Bully Snowcat Features Advanced Tier 4 Emission Control Technology

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Mt. Hood Meadows purchased two new Pisten Bully tier 4 snowcats Mt. Hood Meadows purchased two new Pisten Bully snowcats this fall to bolster it’s already sizable fleet (16 groomers / 20 snowcats total). Both are from the PB 400 series that features Tier 4 diesel engines that comply with EPA mandated emission control specifications. Pisten Bully is a true innovator and has actually improved performance and power of these Tier 4 machines while reducing emissions.

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Limited Opening Friday

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Mt. Hood Meadows will open on a limited basis Friday (November 25) operating at least one lift from 9 AM - 4 PM. Buttercup is scheduled to operate, largely due to the resort's innovative snow harvesting program. With a forecast of 12 - 18 inches officials speculate that more lifts and terrain will be opened through the day or the weekend. 

The six inches of snow has grown our base area snow depth to a foot, deep enough to get cats on the hill. Snow harvesting efforts began Wednesday morning in advance of a major winter storm that is forecast to drop two to three FEET through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

Uphill hiking is prohibited in permit area - please follow the designated route!

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Three to five FEET for the Cascades - Matt Zaffino Powder Alert

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KGW Meteorologist Matt Zaffino telemark skiingMaybe Oregon skiers should pay homage to Father Thanksgiving instead of Father Christmas, because this is when we want to be gifted with cold, fluffy delight.  To coin a phrase that many of you may hope to never hear or read again, Old Man Turkey is delivering the goods over Thanksgiving weekend. This is going to turn into a really memorable start to what she be an extremely memorable ski season in the Northwest.

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Winter Storm Rages at Meadows

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A winter storm warning is developing into its full potential and Mt. Hood Meadows is being blasted with wind driven snow this evening. The storm moved in this morning and by noon there was a couple of inches of new snow. But the storm picked up in intensity in the afternoon and was dropping snow at up to 2 inches / hour by early evening.

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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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Lulubeatz, DJ OSO Fresh and the Brothers Jam Perform Live at the Slabtown Block Party October 6

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Slabtown Block Party October 6

NW 17th will be grooving First Thursday October 6 with local Slabtown artists performing at the Slabtown Block Party. Recording artist, songwriter and performer LuluBeatz and her crew will perform original hip hop songs with DJ Oso Fresh to get the party rocking. The Brothers Jam will keep the party going until the sun goes down with their rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves. Both acts are rooted right in Slabtown.

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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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Mt. Hood Meadows Oktoberfest Celebrates the Changing Season with Flavorful Seasonals September 4

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Mountain Oktoberfest at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows presents Oktoberfest Sunday, September 4, to celebrate the changing of the seasons with flavorful microbrew seasonals and Bavarian food. In true Oktoberfest fashion, the event will be in full view of spectacular Mt. Hood, staged on the resort’s outdoor Sun Deck. The alpine setting and robust seasonal brews will help transport revelers to Bavaria the origin of the Oktoberfest tradition.

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Paint the Mountain in the Nude

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Hobbyists receive professional guidance to paint their masterpiece of Mt. HoodAs summer runs late, the mountain slowly undresses it’s nighty of snow, revealing its natural beauty beneath. Painters and hobbyists will join together Saturday, August 27 to capture the mountain in all it’s naked glory on canvas. Provocative? Perhaps. But for those attending the splendor of the mountain and their artistry is let loose with a glass of Naked Winery. Inhibition dismissed - now the artist within takes over and creates a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of the mountain.

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Cooper Spur Mt. Resort hosts Short Track Weekend Mountain Bike Event July 15 - 17

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Short Track Weekend Mountain Bike Event at Cooper Spur Mt. ResortMt. Hood, OR - (Immediate Release) - Cooper Spur Mt. Resort presents the first annual Short Track Weekend Mountain Bike event July 15 - 17 at the property, located on the north side of Mt. Hood. The event kicks off Friday evening with a family fun race at 6 PM, to give families a chance to mountain bike together, get used to the course and prep for Saturday and Sunday’s featured events.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Introduces New Value Pass an Improved Midweek Pass with Nightly and Off-peak Weekend Day Access

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There will be plenty of freshies this MLK holiday at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will offer a new pass this season that combines the best of a midweek pass with a night pass and adds early and late season weekend access. The pass rewards those with flexible schedules who can avoid the peak crowds on weekends and holidays with an incredibly low price - just $379 ($299 for ages 15 - 24) when purchased before November 7, 2016. 

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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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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend - and purchase next year's pass by Tuesday for the best deal

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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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Meadows Celebrates Last Day with a Season Ending Festival

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Season Ending Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows

The season will come to an end Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows - with lifts scheduled from 9 AM - 2 PM and a free concert presented beginning at 11. Lift tickets are discounted to just $49 for adults and $20 for juniors (age 7 - 14) and seniors (65 and older). The free concert will be staged under a performance tent and presented regardless of the weather, featuring the “Greenneck Daredevils” and “Tap Water”.

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9th Annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday

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Skier creates a big wake and crowd response at the Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood MeadowsMT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – The Sno-Kona Pond Skim, one of the most well attended spectator-friendly events of the season, will be presented this Saturday, April 30 at Mt. Hood Meadows. A hundred costumed competitors will attempt to skim across an ice-water pond, located right in the base area, to win prizes and glory. Presented by Kona Brewing Co., the festive event brings music, costumes, a beach fashion show and plenty of Liquid Aloha to Meadows.

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Meadows Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainability Shindig and Free Shuttling from Sandy Saturday

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A "snowbow" at Mt. Hood Meadows promising a sustainable future.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.

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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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A New Twist is Added to the 10th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom Saturday April 2

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10th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom set to run at Mt. Hood Meadows April 2Registration is underway for the 10th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom, to be presented at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday April 2. A new twist has been added to celebrate the 10th annual event - the course will be moved to a fun and novel venue - Tunnel of Love! This natural banked slalom has been a favorite at Meadows for years, tight, natural banked turns located between Ridge Run and Chunky Swirly. 

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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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Super El Nino Storm Drops 20 Inches in 24 Hours Over 100 Inch Base Now

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Meadows received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours adding to the 254" of snow received this season!

  • Meadows Surpasses One Hundred Inch Snow Depth at the Base Area and 174 inches at Mid-ountain
  • Super Snowy El Nino delivers twenty inches in last 24 hours
  • 254” of snow so far this season (eclipsing last year’s 195” total season snowfall)
  • Mid-mountain snow depth now deeper than the length of a food truck

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was already one of the top ten snowiest ski areas in North America - before this latest storm dropped twenty inches of snow in the last 24 hours. Meadows has now received 254 inches of snow this season - surpassing last year’s 195 inches total season snowfall. Meadows averages 430 inches each season, which should be easily reached if the Super El Nino continues to deliver the snow.

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So we set a world record. Now what? Learn to ski or snowboard this month!

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World record ski and snowboard lesson attempt at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows joined 160 other ski areas today to establish a new Guinness world record for the most amount of people taking a ski and snowboard lesson. Unofficially we recorded 91 skiers and 92 snowboarders, which was in the top three in turnouts of the ski areas who have reported so far. January is Learn a Snow Sports Month join us for awesome skiing and snowboarding!

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Heather Canyon Opened from Moon Bowl Down

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Awesome powder skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows Jeff Kraemer PhotoLegendary Heather Canyon opened today at Mt. Hood Meadows. The franchise expert terrain sports some of the most advanced and expert terrain in the northwest. Thanks to more than five feet of fluffy powder and a considerable amount of human effort to build the snow bridges over Clark Creek, the resort opened lower Heather today.  

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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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Mt. Hood Meadows Surpasses the Century Mark in Seasonal Snowfall and Extends Hours for Night Operations Starting Friday

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Mt. Hood Meadows after a 54" December snow stormMt. Hood Meadows has received more than 100 inches of snow so far this early season which is about fifteen percent above average and already half the amount received the entire season last year. With more than four feet of snow in the base area Meadows has some of the best conditions in the country, and another major storm is forecast this week. The ski area is open daily for the season and will be adding night operations beginning Friday.

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Meadows Season Begins Friday with Daily Lift Operations

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Meadows opens for the season Friday!

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows will begin daily operations for the 2015/16 season Friday. Meadows has received nearly a foot-and-a-half of new snow in the last 36 hours from a major powder making Northwest storm. The resort reports a 22-inch base at the 5500 foot base area level, and more than four feet at the 6200 foot level. Forecasts say the storm could drop a foot or more through the weekend.

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Planning on Friday to Begin Daily Operations

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Meadows plans on beginning daily operations for the 2015/16 season this Friday. The storm that has been soaking the Northwest turned to snow around 3:30 this morning, and has been dropping snow since. With good snow accumulation we’ll be getting cats on the snowpack later today and Thursday to prep for Friday’s 9 AM - 4 PM operation. 

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Meadows will operate lifts Friday through Sunday

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Meadows will offer another preview weekend

  • Current storm building a solid base for the season
  • Mt. Hood Express quad scheduled to access for more runs
  • Special lift ticket pricing for "Final" preview

Thanks to a lumbering early season storm Meadows will offer what officials believe will be a final preview weekend this Friday through Sunday. The storm has dropped wet heavy snow, perfect for base building and enough for the resort to operate the Mt. Hood Express high speed quad along with two other lifts and the Ballroom Carpet conveyer from 9 AM - 4 PM each day. 

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Pray for Snow Party Adds Buttercup Preview 3 - 7 PM November 21 at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Mt. Hood Meadows Throws Pray for Snow Party November 21

The improving weather forecast and a snowy start to November has spirits running high for a pre-Thanksgiving opening at Mt. Hood Meadows. In fact, the season will be previewed with the Buttercup lift running from 3 - 7 PM Saturday adding to the festivity of our “Pray for Snow” party to celebrate the season. 

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2nd Annual Uphill Challenge Results

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The 2nd Annual Uphill Challenge was run at Mt. Hood Meadows today, with 55 competitors of all ages taking on the 1.2 mile 621 foot climb. Last year's fastest times for men and women held, as smoke from distant fires added to the challenge. 

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Meadows Ready for Summer Season Weekend Scenic Chair Rides Hiking and Events in August

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Stadium scenic chair will operate weekends in August at Mt. Hood Meadows

  • Mt. Hood Meadows will operate scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience weekends in August 
  • August weekends filled with events and a Sunday singer/songwriter series

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows will expand the summer operational schedule started last year to 10 days this August. The resort is scheduling it’s Stadium lift for scenic chairlift rides Saturdays and Sundays in August.

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July 27 - 31 Adventure Camp Still Has Some Room

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Summer outdoor education and adventure camps at Mt. Hood Meadows

  • July 27 – 31 Camp still has some room but registration will end soon
  • Special lift tickets and OMSI passes included so the discovery can continue after the camp
  • Week filled with adventures will promote education and respect for the mountain environment

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows will offer five day Kids Camps in July, serving up a mix of environmental education and organized adventures that will give kids the skills and support needed to take their love of the outdoors well into adulthood.

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Creating Opportunties in a Changing Climate

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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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Meadows Presents Kids Summer Outdoor Education and Adventure Camps

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Summer outdoor education and adventure camps at Mt. Hood Meadows

  • Two 5-day camps scheduled for July 6 – 10 and July 27 – 31
  • Week filled with adventures will promote education and respect for the mountain environment

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows will offer five day Kids Camps in July, serving up a mix of environmental education and organized adventures that will give kids the skills and support needed to take their love of the outdoors well into adulthood.

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April Flurries Allowing for Bonus Days

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Season extended at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows is moving forward with plans to operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 17 - 19. The resort initially had announced daily operations through Sunday April 12th, but the weather outlook and the resort’s proven ability to harvest and manage the snowpack will allow it to offer the three bonus days.

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No Foolin' - April Brings Best POWDER Skiing of the Season

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April 1 storm powder plunge on Cascade Express at Mt. Hood MeadowsA budding April storm has dropped more than ten inches of light snow at Mt. Hood Meadows, delighting powder hounds. It’s the finest kind, and enthusiasts received a bonus treat as Cascade Express - the resort’s highest lift, was opened for the first time since the storm blew in. Fresh tracks with refills were served up in the morning, with cloud breaks and the storm offering a sunny reprieve by midday.

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Meadows Spring Park Launched

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Spring Park at Mt. Hood MeadowsOn the first sunny day since it was constructed in partnership with Snow Park Technologies, the Cascade Spring Park opened to rave reviews by freestylers. Under blue skies and for the most part calm winds, the action was on the Park's jump section. 

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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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Mt. Hood Meadows Announces Spring Break Operational Plans

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Mt. Hood Meadows will be ready for Spring Break with lift operations scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM daily. And as Spring is arriving, the weather is turning wintery, with snow forecast for the first weekend of Oregon Spring Break. The resort’s extensive snow harvesting program has fortified the base area snowpack, providing access to the high speed quads serving the upper mountain.

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Bring Your Buddy Week at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Meadows offers payment plan for unlimited season passes.

We’re officially designating March 9 - 13 as Bring Your Buddy Week at Mt. Hood Meadows. Passholders - this means you can use any remaining Buddy tickets and get your friend a $10 lift ticket! Just bring them to any point of sale for this amazing lift ticket price!

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Valentines Day Dinner at the Loft

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Valentine's Day Menu at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows is offering a special Valentine’s Dinner for couples Saturday. This will be a special presentation by Executive Chef David Mahler with limited seating. The dinner will be served in the Alpenstube Loft - complete with a fireplace and decor to set the romantic ambiance the occasion deserves.

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Meadows Launches Shipyard Rope Tow

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Mt. Hood Meadows has added a new feature to the Shipyard Rail Park - a rope tow that allows freestylers to take continuous laps in the park without having to hike or take a longer chairlift ride. The park has been extremely popular this season and currently has eight rail features for jibbing. The rope tow will make the park more popular and fun, says resort spokesman Dave Tragethon.

Shipyard Rope Tow at Mt. Hood Meadows
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Mt. Hood Meadows Celebrates Learn a Snow Sports Month with the Southside Pass Package

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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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Mt. Hood Meadows Hosts 2015 Burton Mountain Festival January 2-4

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The Burton Mt. Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows
  • FREE Burton Snowboard Equipment Demos!
  • Party In Your Park Contest January 3
  • Burton Girls Ride Day features Gold Medalist Kelly Clark and Kimmy Fasani
  • Riglet Park for kids


MT. HOOD, OREGON (Immediately) – Mt. Hood Meadows is part of the most anticipated traveling snowboard event series of the year: the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages, and the 2nd Annual Party In Your Park snowboard contest series, a 17-stop, grassroots tour celebrating the fun in contest snowboarding. The event series stop will be January 2 - 4 with the Party In Your Park contest on Saturday, January 3. All events are completely free and open to the public.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Kicks Off the Holidays with Night Operations Friday

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With 4” of new snow from a Christmas storm, Meadows will launch night operations Friday. The resort is ready to celebrate the holidays with special events, adult clinics, kids camps and a fantastic New Year’s Eve party! Lifts are scheduled to operate daily for the season, including Christmas and New Year’s Days holidays. The resort has opened four of its six high speed quads, and the Cascade Express, it’s highest lift, is being prepped for opening possibly as early as Friday afternoon. 

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Meadows is Open for the Season - Vista Express Scheduled Tuesday

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Buttercup was popular Monday with ski and snowboard lessons @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski ResortMt. Hood Meadows opened for the season Monday - on an 18" snow depth in the base area thanks to a scary "Pineapple Express" storm that literally went south. Instead of deluging the resort with rain, it chilled and dropped about 10" of snow after a soaking. Meadows mountain crews rallied, hauled parking lot snow to the slopes and got two lifts running today. And Vista Express is scheduled to operate Tuesday!

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Mt. Hood Meadows Opens for Season Monday!

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Mt. Hood Meadows will open for the season Monday. The resort has two lifts - Buttercup and Easy Rider - scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM. The resort has an 18 inch base and thanks to lowering freezing levels, is receiving snow rather than the rain that was initially forecast. Snow harvesting will begin to supplement the base area snowpack and build the ramps for the two lifts scheduled, as well as an 8 feature jib park for freestyling, and the Ballroom Carpet beginner’s conveyer. The lift ticket will be $49.

Early season conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Richard Hallman Photo taken November 30, 2014.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Plans Opening for the Season Monday with Limited Operations

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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.

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Buttercup Scheduled for 9 AM - 4 PM Saturday

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort will offer limited lift operations Saturday, with the Buttercup lift scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM. The current storm has dropped about 4 inches of new snow, and with snow harvesting and snow making efforts the resort expects to have a pathway of snow on the Buttercup run Saturday. A Buttercup lift ticket will be $29. The Buttercup Jib Park will also offer rails for freestyling.

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January Consecutive Week Ski and Snowboard Program Deadline Friday

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MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows is registering now for the popular January consecutive ski and snowboard packages. The sessions are scheduled on consecutive weeks – for instance – four Saturdays in a row, and participants can purchase customized packages containing lift tickets, lessons and equipment rentals. The deadline for purchasing January sessions online is Friday, December 20. Prices increase after Friday so sign up now!

Consecutive week programs kick off in January at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Winter Brew Fest Saturday Buttercup will operate 9 - 4

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  • Pineapple Express will be cast out during fest Pineapple toss event
  • 9 of the Northwest’s best microbrew and wine companies on tap to sample
  • Brew Fest will be presented regardless of lift status

Pray 4 Snow Brew FestIt will be pouring at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday - pouring the Northwest’s best microbrews that is!  The Winter Brew Fest will be presented at Meadows, regardless of whether any lifts are running. With a favorable forecast for both snowmaking and accumulation this week, resort officials are hopeful that at least one lift will be operating Saturday. But regardless, the Winter "Pray for Snow" Brew Fest will happen 12 - 5 Saturday!

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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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Lift Operations Put On Hold

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Despite our best efforts, Mt. Hood Meadows is putting lift operations on hold, until more snow falls. The resort had been operating the Buttercup lift and a jib park on an 11” base, supplemented by snow making and harvesting. The forecast for 4 - 7 inches of snow Monday didn’t materialize, and as such we will wait for new snow before continuing lift operations. 

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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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Slow to Drop Freezing Level Means Saturday is Out - How About Sunday?

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Anticipation - the freezing level is taking it’s sweet time dropping. We are expecting snow but it won’t accumulate soon enough for us to prepare for Saturday. Our snow harvesting crews are standing by to move what we can in anticipation of Sunday operations. We will keep you apprised here on this blog and our conditions page as we start accumulating and ultimately transporting snow. What lifts, how much will be open and hours of operation are dependent on the snowfall, and we’ll update as soon as it is determined, most likely by early Saturday afternoon. Thanks for your patience and think snow!

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Another Preview Sunday - this time with Easy Rider

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Mt. Hood Meadows will offer another preview day Sunday, with Buttercup AND EASY RIDER plus a rail park offered from 11 - 4. An early season storm brought lots of moisture to Mt. Hood, with temperatures dropping enough to accumulate 5 inches of new snow this morning. The resort has a base of 13 inches and will harvest parking lot snow to supplemental the preview the day.

Jib park at Mt. Hood Meadows preview weekend Meadows will offer up a Jib Park on Preview Sunday (photo from last weekend).

Mt Hood Meadows Offers New Southside Pass Package

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MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows is offering a special season pass for those learning the sport, that also includes three 2 hour lessons and unlimited equipment rentals for the entire season for just $299! The “Southside Pass Beginner Package” includes lift access to four of the resort’s chairlifts - Vista Express, Daisy, Easy Rider and Buttercup; plus the Ballroom Carpet over the snow conveyer and a new rope tow in the Shipyard rail park. The lifts serve some of the most popular terrain at the resort, a great amount of beginner and intermediate runs. 

Southside pass package at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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What YOU can do to help Protect Our Winters

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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. 

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Meadows Throws a First Thursday Party at NW Office October 2

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort will celebrate 1st Thursday at it's Portland office October 2. The resort is offering up free food, beverage samplings from brewing and wine partners, live music, a raffle to win great prizes and free learn to ski and snowboard coaching. The event also showcases resort sponsors including a Pisten Bully snowcat that those attending can see close up. The entire block between NW Northrup and Overton on 17th Street will be closed for the block party.

First Thursday at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Oregon Technology Companies Commit their Support for State Climate Change Policy

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(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 companies in Oregon have signed on to the Business Climate Declaration.
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.

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Season Pass Pricing Held at Last Year's Levels

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September 15, 2014 Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has announced it is holding pricing on season passes to last year’s levels. The passes are now at sale at the resort’s new webstore. Meadows is Portland's most popular ski resort and season passes provide the best value for outdoor enthusiasts planning to take many trips to the mountain this season. 

Riding a season full of powder at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Meadows and Mt Baker Offer Five Free Days to Unlimited Passholders

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MT. HOOD, OR (September 4, 2014) – Mt. Hood Meadows (Oregon) and Mt. Baker Ski Area (Washington) are offering five free days to each other’s unlimited passholders this season. The two ski areas have many similarities – both are locally owned and independently operated – no conglomeration on these slopes. They receive massive amounts of snow but it’s the terrain under all that snow that delights skiers and snowboarders.

Mt. Hood Meadows Mt. Baker exchange

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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!

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New Southside Pass Combines Affordability with Adventure

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Mt. Hood Meadows introduces a whole new season pass concept this year in the Southside Pass. The pass provides access to the popular trails on the south side of the resort - served by Vista Express, Daisy, Easy Rider, Buttercup, the new Shipyard rope tow and the Ballroom Carpet. At just $289 the Southside Pass represents an amazing deal accessing some of the most guest preferred terrain. 

The new Southside Pass offers great terrain at an awesome value.

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Meadows takes the Fun of Skiing and Snowboarding to Summer Festivals

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Mt. Hood Meadows Resort is giving a taste of skiing and snowboarding in mid summer on the Winteractive tour. The tour presents first time ski and snowboard techniques and tricks to young people using specially made Burton snowboard equipment and other teaching tools focusing on balance, core strength and agility. Check out the tour schedule to attend an event near you. RossignolColumbia Sportswear, the Portland Winterhawks andBurton Snowboards are tour partners.

Learning to ride at the Mt. Hood Meadows MTP tour

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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.

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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.

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