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Super El Nino Storm Drops 20 Inches in 24 Hours Over 100 Inch Base Now

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Meadows received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours adding to the 254" of snow received this season!

  • Meadows Surpasses One Hundred Inch Snow Depth at the Base Area and 174 inches at Mid-mountain
  • Super Snowy El Nino delivers twenty inches in last 24 hours
  • 254” of snow so far this season (eclipsing last year’s 195” total season snowfall)
  • Mid-mountain snow depth now deeper than the length of a food truck

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was already one of the top ten snowiest ski areas in North America - before this latest storm dropped twenty inches of snow in the last 24 hours. Meadows has now received 254 inches of snow this season - surpassing last year’s 195 inches total season snowfall. Meadows averages 430 inches each season, which should be easily reached if the Super El Nino continues to deliver the snow.

Meadows base depth is measured at the 5500 foot level. At mid-mountain (6200 feet the depth has reached 174 inches - that’s deeper than the length of a Portland food truck! 

With the deep snow Meadows advises caution - avoid tree wells and always ride with a partner. Carrying a probe, beacon and shovel is strongly suggested for any excursion into the resort’s popular gated access terrain Heather Canyon and Private Reserve. Get deep snow immersion information at this website:

This season is being compared to the 82/83 super El Nino season when Meadows received 620 inches of snow. This will make for a long season and an especially deep snowpack through the winter and especially for spring skiing in March and April. 

20 inches in 24 hours! It's a bluebird day at Meadows. Come and get it!

Posted by Mt. Hood Meadows on Wednesday, January 20, 2016