Mt. Hood Meadows will offer a Preview Weekend this Saturday and Sunday (November 18 and 19), with lifts scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM each day. The ski area is scheduled to operate daily beginning Friday, November 24, so the preview provides anxious passholders and mountain enthusiasts a few extra days to get some early season turns in.
Meadows reports a snow depth of 22 inches in the base area and 30 inches at mid-mountain, from early season snow storms that dropped nearly three feet of snow so far in November. The forecast has more snow accumulating by the weekend, and the Resort plans to operate at least two high speed quads - the Mt. Hood and Shooting Star express lifts, which should treat experienced riders to some awesome early season advanced terrain. Buttercup, Easy Rider and the Ballroom Carpet are also scheduled to provide beginner to intermediate level terrain. A preview rail park is also being planned for the weekend for freestyle riding. Early season conditions exist, so those riding need to be aware of unmarked obstacles.
Resort operations include adult and children’s lessons, daycare, ski and snowboard equipment rentals. Meadows will operate its Higher Grounds coffee and savories, Schuss quick serve and Alpenstube restaurants. Passholder services will be open by 8 AM for those needing to purchase or have their pass issued. Season passes - including unlimited, value, 10 time and 5 time passes - are valid these preview days.
The adult lift ticket price this Saturday and Sunday is discounted to $64, but can be purchased online in advance for $59. Lift ticket prices will be $64 for adults, $34 for juniors age 7 - 14 and $10 for ages 6 and under. Seniors age 66 - 74 are $54, and age 75 and older are free.
A Golden Ticket will be given away in the Preview Weekend scavenger hunt on Saturday. It's a trivia contest centered around the historical happenings at Meadows to honor the 50th anniversary season. Those that find all the answers will be entered into a drawing for the Golden Ticket, and an entry into a drawing to win a 50 year season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows.
For additional information visit the Mt. Hood Meadows website, SkiHood.com
Pray for Snow Dinner Saturday 11/18
A Pray for Snow dinner will be presented from 5 - 7 PM Saturday evening in the Alpenstube restaurant. The dinner is a special five course meal, featuring four tastes of private label wines from Mt. Hood Winery. The wonderful plated dinner is designed and presented by Executive Chef Daniel DeHay. Meadows leadership makes a presentation about this year’s improvements, what to expect this season and the future. Seating is limited and must be purchased in advance for $50, at SkiHood.com.
Pray For Snow PARTY presented by Backwoods Brewing Saturday night 11/18
Do your snow dance at this party (all ages welcome) at Vertical - with live music by Jeny Lee and Junior on the Prowl. Doors open at 4 PM (no cover charge) and music goes until 10 PM. There will be raffle prizes and a Golden Ticket Giveaway during the Snow Dance Contest!
In between bands at 6:30 PM we will debut the 50th Anniversary retrospective by Mack Dawg Productions, showing some of the best riders and sequences ever shot at Meadows. It's the best of Mack Dawg productions - here's a teaser to the movie.