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Winter Summer Clash Meadows Offers Memorial Day Weekend Operations

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A snowboarder makes a spring carve on Cascade at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR — Immediate Release) — It’s the intersection of winter and summer Memorial Day Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows. Meadows plans to operate two lifts - the Daisy chair and the Cascade Express quad to access spectacular wide open snow fields Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Lift hours are 8 AM - 2 PM each day weather can conditions permitting.

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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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Icy storm and power fluctuations delay lifts

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It’s still nine days to when winter officially begins, but this major winter storm has blown it’s icy breath on Mt. Hood Meadows. The good news is it brought ten inches of overnight snow - but before the snow there was extended periods of freezing rain. Deicing and power fluctuations delayed lift openings, and required a lift evacuation of passengers from the Blue lift.

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New snow excitement

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It’s always exciting to see enough snow falling to play in. And whether you’re a seasoned snow enthusiast or are new to it like Koa the Golden Lab, playing in new snow gets us excited about the the approach of winter. This snowfall prompts us to get ready for the season - get out your gear, apply some wax, do some squats, hit the ski show for some great deals, dig out your snow tires and…

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Holiday Storm Expected to Affect Operations Saturday

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Winter storm advisory for Mt. Hood SaturdayOkay - maybe we’ve been doing too many snow dances! The current forecast would make Saturday the storm of the season - with high winds and the possibility of one to two feet of snow in a 24 hour period. That’s going to be awesome for our season (and for building up the Cascade snowpack) but for tomorrow, let’s say we expect it to be gnarly.

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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.

Hood River Meadows Opens

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It came in spits and spurts over the weekend, but when all said in done the slow moving storm dropped a little over a foot of snow - enough to refresh the upper mountain and reopen Hood River Meadows terrain.

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.

The March that Roared

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It’s the season that keeps on giving - month after month after month of endless powder days, face shots and white outs. Enjoy the video shot by Hette Olyano (on his phone) with Nate Turner storm riding and enjoying the freshies.

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Meadows Powder is Outrageous

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A powderful storm is bringing delightful conditions to Mt. Hood MeadowsLongtime locals are having a hard time remembering a season when the powder has been so good. The latest storm has brought 28 inches of powder, and the storm continues today. 

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#KeepCoolCarPool: Awesome conditions will test parking capacity this holiday weekend

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Attendants assist guests park at Mt. Hood MeadowsWhat do you know - it's another holiday weekend and the conditions are superb - arguably the best they have been in decades. With the all this new snow, and the likelihood of blue skies this weekend, we expect our parking lots will be reaching capacity Saturday and Sunday. We are taking action by encouraging more of our team to carpool and utilize the employee shuttles we provide. We encourage our guests to do the same.

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We are open daily for the season!

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Early season powder day at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe long-awaited storm that was supposed to arrive before Thanksgiving, has landed squarely on Mt. Hood Meadows. It’s dropped a foot-and-a-half of light powder, which delighted those seeking their first powder plunges of the new season. With this snow and a forecast for more - we are moving into daily operations.

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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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April Freshies and Last Hurrah for HRM

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Fresh snow in April is a treat that many skiers never fully appreciate. Five inches of fresh yesterday means some great wintery conditions today. 

With warmer weather, we’re giving HRM a few days off. Hood River Express and the Hood River Meadows Skier Services Center will not be open Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week, but they are scheduled for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday April 9 and 10). Those will be the last scheduled days of operation at HRM for the season, so hit your favorite lines while you can. We’ll see you up here soon!