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Avalanche Awareness Class and Super Bowl Highlight Weekend at Meadows

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Weekend has snow in the forecast at Mt. Hood MeadowsMost people think about avalanches only when there is tons of snow. That’s not always the case. In fact, the current weather system is setting up some potential slide conditions in the backcountry even if the next snowfall isn’t significant. Mt. Hood Meadows snow patrol will present a course on Avalanche Awareness Saturday to introduce and explain where and why avalanches occur, who gets caught and why, and provide a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry. This course targets the unaware backcountry traveler, and introduces the recognition of avalanche danger and how to reduce the risk. The course is free, but it is limited so please make a reservation by emailing Nick Asher.

Meadows Sport Shops are holding a January White Sale - with this season’s outerwear and hardgoods marked down 20%. Additionally, last year’s skis and snowboards are 50% off and demo skis and boards are 60% off. This is a January only sale, meaning Saturday is the last day to get these deals.
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Saturday Basecamp Brewing will sample their new Ultra Gnar Gnar IPA (for ages 21 and over) at the Mazot. Guests can relax and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Central Oregon while sampling a refreshing IPA.

Acoustic MindsAcoustic Minds is the featured entertainment at the Vertical Apres Ski from 3 - 6 PM Saturday. This group specializes in their own blend of soul and New Millennium dance pop.

Sunday is all about the Super Bowl and possibly new snow! Bud Light is running a Super Bowl bus from Portland for just $10. Those riding the bus can purchase a $59 lift ticket, or a learn to ski or snowboard package for $60 ($75 value). To sign up select the Bud Light bus on our Park & Ride pageThe game will be shown on the big screens at Vertical Sunday.

And what about this snow? NOAA has snow arriving Sunday and into Monday. That’s still a ways off but it’s great to see snow coming back into the picture. Hopefully the forecast will hold and our snow dances will pay off!