Mt. Hood Meadows will operate its scenic chair and hiking experience five days a week - Thursdays through Mondays starting July 5 through Labor Day. The resort is offering a special preview weekend June 28 - 30 to kick off the summer. The Stadium scenic chair will run from 10 AM - 5 PM each day, and until 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Scenic chair rides are just $15 or just $12 in advance when purchased online, and Meadows offers free guided hiking tours as part of the experience.
SOLV MOUNTAIN CLEAN UP DAY Saturday, June 29
SOLV and Mt. Hood Meadows join forces on a special Mountain Clean Up day Saturday, June 29. Our crews continuously police and pick up trash exposed in the snow melt, but it's a big mountain and we could use your support on this equally big endeavor. Join us from 10 AM to 12 PM to seek out those tiny pieces and tossed recyclables we haven't yet collected in our year-round litter collections. To show our appreciation, we are offering collectors a scenic chair ride on Stadium good any day during summer operations, as well as a bag lunch for the day of the cleanup! After you're done helping keep Hood green, hang out on the deck and enjoy music. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED as there are a limited number of litter collecting kits available. Register Here.
FREE GUIDED HIKES
Meadows permit area has some of the most spectacular hiking terrain in the Northwest, and the scenic chair provides convenient access to the high elevation trail system. Access to the historic Timberline Trail is just a few hundred feet from the top of Stadium, and short hikes will take you through blooming wild flowers, the Meadows of Heather Canyon, forested trails and walks by waterfalls. The $15 scenic chair ticket provides rides all day, so several downhill hikes can be taken.
Meadows Schuss restaurant serves up summer offerings, and a BBQ is added on the weekends. A retail shop offers logoed merchandise to commemorate your Meadows, Mt. Hood or uniquely Oregon experience.
SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE
June 29: SOLV Mountain Clean Up
Regististration required to help pick up litter on the mountain from 10 AM - Noon. Participants receive a free scenic chair ride and a bag lunch for helping. Register Here.
July 6: Summer Brew Fest
Enjoy delicious, locally crafted brews while taking in the beautiful views of Mt. Hood at our 3rd Annual Summer Brew Fest! Games for the kids, scenic chair rides, live music, hiking for the whole family and great food for everyone! Purchase online in advance for $14 or $16 at the door - includes 4 drink tokens and a Meadows logoed mug.
July 6: Summer Brewer’s Dinner
Take in the views of Mt. Hood while dinning on a spectacular five course meal prepared by Chef Matthew and his crew, and paired perfectly with brews from Double Mountain Brewing. Must purchase online in advance - $65 per person includes gratuity. Make your day a Total Experience for $79 and get entry into the Brew Fest, the Brewer's Dinner and a scenic chair ride ticket.
July 13: Kona Luau
A fun day filled with Kona Beer and island food! Check out each individual food station featuring amazing Hawaiian food paired with beers from Kona Brewing. We will also have live music, scenic chair rides, guided hikes, deck games and more. Pre-sale tickets are $25 for adults, $14 for kids 12 and under. Day-of tickets are $28 for adults, $16 for kids 12 and under. Beer pairings are 8 ounces and cost $3.
July 20 - 21: Adventure Van Weekend
We are excited to host our first Adventure Van Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows! There will be activities throughout the weekend including open house vans, accessories for sale, Vanlife interaction, DIY van talks, food and beverage offerings and a base to start some awesome adventures from. The show is free to the consumer, camping is available for self-contained RVs - reservations are required.
July 27: Uphill Challenge Mountain Run and Wy’east Howl
The Uphill Challenge is an uphill running or walking race beginning in the main parking lot and finishing at the top of Stadium Chairlift for a total of 1.2 miles with 621 feet of elevation gain. The fastest male and the fastest female will win $250 each! Back by popular demand is the 5K option! This course will continue onto the Timberline Trail and down the Southside Road and back to the main lot. We encourage competitors to bring a water bottle and sunscreen - even though it's a morning event, temperatures may be very warm.
The Wy'east Howl is a point-to-point 50K trail running race from "Valley to Volcano". With its amazing scenery, support and amenities, the event provides a unique and thrilling trail race experience.
August 3: NW Craft Spirits Festival
Back for its second year is our Northwest Craft Spirits Festival! Mt. Hood Meadows teams up with a number of local distilleries for this fun and educational filled day. Come meet the makers of some of the finest distilled products made right here in the Northwest for Cocktail Demos, Spirit Tasting and Fresh, Local Seasonal Fare. We will also have live music, hiking, games on the deck and an awesome menu in the Schuss Grill!
August 10 & 11: Stargazing Party
Be here as the sun sets and the stars come out to play! Get so close you feel like you can reach out and touch them! Relax on our deck while watching the stars and constellations hover over the peak of Mt. Hood. We will have a couple of telescopes for you to use but feel free to bring your own star viewing gear! Make sure you're not star-searching on an empty stomach! We will be hosting our Stargazing Dinner again this summer, with an astro-inspired theme! Price is $28 for adults. $16 for kids ages 12 and younger. Must purchase dinners online in advance.
August 17: Makers Mart
Meet local artisans and craftsmen who are displaying their crafts, food, clothing and other homemade goods.
August 24: Mutts on the Mountain
The Oregon Humane Society and Mt. Hood Meadows invite all outdoor-loving people and dogs to the 3rd Annual Mutts on the Mountain! The event, located onsite at Mt. Hood Meadows, is an outdoor festival with fun for people of all ages. Guests can relax on the beautiful mountainside and listen to live music, enjoy food and tasty beverages, as well as peruse vendor booths. Special festival activities include doggie sno-cones, dog cooling stations, photo booth, beer and wine garden, and more. Guests and their dogs can also explore the mountain; there are three self-guided hiking trails open to people and their dogs. All event proceeds will benefit the animals at the Oregon Humane Society (OHS).
August 31: Mushroom Festival
Enjoy a day of guided foraging for local mushrooms, explore mushroom dishes and expert educational sessions. Have your own? Have our experts help you identify them! The festival features Mushroom Cooking Demos, Expert Guided Tours, Expert Identification and live music. Enjoy our Mushroom Food Festival after you spend the day looking for your bounty (reservations online).
For more details on summer at Mt. Hood Meadows or event information, visit: MtHoodMeadows.com/Summer
And a reminder - Meadows Summer Mountain Camps are offered in July and August - these four day camps mix environmental education with organized adventures to give kids the skills and support needed to take their love of the outdoors into adulthood. For details visit MtHoodMeadows.com/Summer