- Lifts scheduled Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM
- “Tap Water” and the “Greenneck Daredevils” perform live in free concert presented by Double Mountain Brewing
The season will come to an end Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows - with lifts scheduled from 9 AM - 2 PM and a free concert presented beginning at 11. Lift tickets are discounted to just $49 for adults and $20 for juniors (age 7 - 14) and seniors (65 and older). The free concert will be staged under a performance tent and presented regardless of the weather, featuring the “Greenneck Daredevils” and “Tap Water”.
Meadows Chief Operating Officer Jake Bolland describes Saturday’s festival as bitter sweet, saying, “Don’t put your winter gear away just yet, come up to Meadows to commemorate a killer season with May riding, good vibes and great tunes! We invite all to visit for this free concert Saturday as a show of our appreciation. We are stoked to partner with Double Mountain to help us offer May skiing and snowboarding. Saturday will mark our 136th day of operation, one of the longest seasons in the country. We’ll celebrate the ‘Seasons End’ then set our sights on our summer chairlift, kids camps, hiking and events kicking off in July. Thank you all for making Meadows Your Mountain Home!”
The Season Ending Festival is presented by Double Mountain Brewing and the free concert is right in the base area. Since it’s beyond April 30, Sno-Park permits are no longer required.
Mt. Hood Meadows accumulated 478 inches of snow at the 5400 foot level since opening in November, well above the 430 inch average, and two-and-a-half times the amount it received last season. Visitation returned to normal levels, which thrilled resort officials according to Executive Director of Communications Dave Tragethon. “We were very pleased to see outdoor enthusiasts follow the snow to Mt. Hood Meadows this season. We’re even more excited about the La Nina forecast for 2016/17 and if advance sales of season passes are an indication, so are our passholders!” La Nina generally brings cooler and wetter conditions to the Northwest, meaning a deeper and more consistent snowpack to Mt. Hood. Meadows season passes are on sale now online, with the best prices offered through the end of this month.