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Eclipse event enlightment

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Great eclipse logo at Mt. Hood MeadowsWith this sensational stellar event just a week away, here’s an update of our three day operations. We have nearly reached capacity for overnight parking, having only a few of the available RV and camper spaces left. We’ll start parking these rigs Saturday morning, and expect most will have reached our parking lot by Sunday afternoon.

We will be running our Stadium lift Saturday (11 AM - 3 PM), Sunday (11 AM - 3 PM) and Monday (8 AM - 2 PM). We’ll also be serving up BBQ on the deck Saturday and Sunday (11 AM - 4 PM) and Monday (10 AM - 2:30 PM). We’ll also have a store during the BBQ hours We’ve asked our good friend Joe with 80/20 fine foods to bring up his Food Truck Saturday evening and Sunday morning!

50th anniversary logoed glassware will be featured at Mt. Hood Meadows wine and brew fests this summerThe Eclipse Wine Festival will be presented Saturday from noon - 3 PM for ages 21 and older. For $15 you get admission, five sample tokens and if you purchase on-line you are guaranteed to receive a 50th anniversary wine glass. Jen Winklepleck will perform live from noon - 3 PM (free admission).

Wine Festival Admission

We are advance selling scenic chair rides with eclipse glasses (from American Paper Optics - ISO certified from a NASA approved vendor) for $15. Those who advance purchase will receive preferred seating Monday morning to get a lift ride up and find a designated seating location on the mountain to view the eclipse. We’ll start the lift at 8 AM, and those who advance purchase must check in at the ticket point of sale by 8:45 Monday morning to assure they’ll get on the lift by 9 AM.

The summer deck from the view of the Stadium scenic chair at Mt. Hood Meadows

Monday Scenic Chair and Eclipse Glasses

And there will be a limited number of Eclipse logoed T-shirts and Trucker Hats available that you can purchase starting Saturday at the wine festival. What a great way to commemorate where you were the day the world (or at least our little part of it) went dark.