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Carpool Alert: Awesome conditions will test parking capacity this holiday weekend

Categories: Guest Connection

Attendants assist guests park at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe conditions are superb - arguably the best they have been going into the holiday break for the past decade. With the all this new snow, and the likelihood of blue skies this weekend, we expect our parking lots will be reaching capacity Saturday and Sunday. We are taking action by encouraging more of our team to carpool and utilize the employee shuttles we provide. We encourage our guests to do the same.

Park & Ride from Portland has two buses scheduled both Saturday and Sunday. This removes 17 vehicles from our parking lot each day and we will add more buses if we get the advance reservations.

Carpooling with friends has the potential for the biggest way to decrease vehicles in our parking lots (as well as congestion from the highways to and from the mountain). Buddy up for a day on the mountain. You’ll save money on gas (and reduce carbon emissions) and have someone to recount your day on the slopes. Share “Your Mountain Home” with a friend - it’s more fun that way!

Don’t have someone to carpool with? Try drivelessconnect.org - a service that matches people with the same travel needs. Carpooling can improve your mood, lead to friendships and reduce the wear and tear on your car. Drive Less. Connect.

Transportation Options

As always we recommend you make plans to arrive early, and if you are driving that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving conditions. You will most likely need traction devices this weekend. See related big snowy weekend blog.

Winter Driving Tips