The improving weather forecast and a snowy start to November has spirits running high for a pre-Thanksgiving opening at Mt. Hood Meadows. In fact, the season will be previewed with the Buttercup lift running from 3 - 7 PM Saturday adding to the festivity of our “Pray for Snow” party to celebrate the season.
The all day event includes a preview of ski and snowboard outerwear, apparel and hard goods at the Outer Limits and High Performance Center sports shops, offering the best selection for getting outfitted this season. The stores will be open from 11 AM - 5 PM with some get ready for the season specials. Higher Grounds will be serving its winter fare of coffee drinks, sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks and smoothies. And for those wishing to get the party going the Alpenstube will be serving your favorite cocktails and winter concoctions.
A sneak preview dinner featuring Meadows CEO Matthew Drake will be presented from 5:30 - 7:30. In a brief presentation, Drake will talk about the preparations Meadows is making to not only have an awesome winter season, but diversify into a year ‘round recreation, lodging, entertainment, education and culinary company.
Meadows new Executive Chef Matthew Stine has prepared a wonderful evening of culinary sensations. The plated dinner requires advance purchase and reservation, choosing from Mushroom Ravioli, Blackened Catfish, Hood River Chicken Melt or Chef Matt’s Legendary Mac And Cheese. The dinner includes appetizers, salad, entree, dessert, two glasses of the Meadows private label wines and coffee and tea. There is very limited seating for the dinner, which is $25 ($35 includes the party with Hit Machine).
The evening is capped off with a live performance by Hit Machine - guaranteed to get the everyone up and dancing from 8 - 11 PM. The popular high energy party band plays hits from all eras and the great vibes will help conjure up a great season. In between band breaks Meadows will present fashion shows and raffle off prizes. Passholders receive bonus loyalty rewards points.
It’s a great way to kick off the winter and get the party started!
Space is limited, reserve by November 20th for the best price.
Dinner and Party Package Reservations
Sneak Preview Dinner Reservations
Pray for Snow Dance Party Entry