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Meadows is Open for the Season - Vista Express Scheduled Tuesday

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Enjoy this video of our opening day!

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. 

Mitchel Creek on opening day at Mt. Hood Meadows

A somewhat meager opening compared to seasons past, but guests were enjoying the day, saying "Better late than never." The Easy Rider lift was especially popular, with fun runs down Mitchell Creek and Fireweed. An 8 feature jib park was being sessioned and the inground 18' SuperPipe, though ungroomed, was open for some fun riding. 

An 8 feature Jib Park was ready for opening day at Mt. Hood Meadows

And now the big news - Vista Express was being prepped today, and we expect it to operate Wednesday, barring high winds (or fog). That will open up much longer runs for even more fun. Be aware of early season conditions, watched for unmarked obstacles and as always be in control. 

Come on up for some great exercise, crisp mountain air and some of the most stunning views Oregon has to offer. Happy holiday, we're so glad to be open!