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Perfect Storm Disrupts Lift Operations on 50th Anniversary

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

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

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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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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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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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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