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Winter Storm Refreshes Spring Break at Mt. Hood Meadows

Categories: Inside Meadows Guest Connection Weather Blog

Much like the season, this week’s storm took a while to roll in, but the wave of powder broke on the resort Tuesday, delivering ten inches of fresh snow to the base area, and much more than that higher up the mountain. Powder starved skiers and riders hit the mountain Tuesday, doubling the size of a normal spring break weekday crowd. 

Resort spokesman Dave Tragethon said, “It was the storm of the season and winter enthusiasts turned out big time in search of fresh powder.” Tragethon credits the mountain crews for all the efforts made to keep the resort operational through snow harvesting techniques, so it would be ready for a day like Tuesday. “Without the Herculean efforts to manage our below normal snowpack, we wouldn’t have been able to give our guests such a wonderful day. This storm also sets us up for a fun Spring Break weekend, with sun in the forecast we expect kids, families and those learning to ski and snowboard will come up and enjoy the weather and conditions here at Meadows.” 

The resort reports a base of 32” to 68” and good coverage especially on easier terrain where learn to ski and snowboard lessons are presented. With the shallow snowpack the resort cautions to be aware of unmarked obstacles. 

With spring-like weather through this peculiar winter, it's only fitting that a winter storm hits Meadows the first days of Spring. A seasonful of waiting and anticipating a powder day was released on the slopes at Meadows today. Our videographer Pierce Hodges captured the emotion and celebration in this powerfully splendid video. Thanks to the riders for their passion, their exuberant riding and for fully enjoying the day. And thanks to Pierce for a sweet edit! Enjoy!

Storming Spring! from Mt Hood Meadows on Vimeo.

Spring Brewfest Saturday with Viasol Live!
The Northwests most popular microbreweries will be sampling their special seasonal and favorite brews Saturday on the Sun Deck at Mt. Hood Meadows. The annual Spring Brewfest is scheduled from noon to 4 PM and with sunshine forecast for the weekend the event will be well attended (for ages 21 and older). With nice weather one of our local favorites, Viasol will be performing live. This local trio’s groove is deeper than your epic powder day carrying you into their spectacular world of original funk jazz.

Town Challenge Series Finale Saturday 
The last race in the Town Challenge Series will be staged Saturday. The Town Challenge Series is a recreational race series designed for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, offering the opportunity to enjoy Mt. Hood Meadows in a team-oriented, family friendly, recreational racing environment. Participants may race as an individual or as a team. 

Meadows Film Festival Submission Date Extended to March 31
The 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. Entry Details 

Spring Break Deals
Meadows is offering a Spring Season Pass for $139, or special online daily tickets for just $49 (a savings of $10). Companion youth tickets age 7 - 14 can be purchased online for just $19 with the adult ticket purchase.