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Appreciating our awesome team

Categories: Faces of Meadows Inside Meadows Meadows Cares COVID

Normally at this time of year, we invite all of our team members to a night of appreciation - with an hour or two of evening lift rides, a fantastic buffet feast, beverages, a massive giveaway of prizes and presentations of appreciation. It is truly one of the best events we do at Meadows. This season, we met virtually in order to honor and appreciate our team in a safe and responsible way.

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Thanking our guests for caring about our team

Categories: Guest Connection COVID

Sunrise from the top of the Mt. Hood Express at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe are so very thankful to our guests for helping us sustain our season. By masking up, spreading out, being patient and following our safety protocols, we’ve made it a quarter of the way through this season. We are grateful to all those who are following our COVID operational plan - it shows you care about protecting yourself, our team, other guests and our season.

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Sharing our mountain and caring for each other this holiday season

Categories: COVID Meadows Cares

Skier on a ridge line with a setting sun in mid December at Mt. Hood MeadowsAs we approach the holiday season, we know many can’t wait to get to the mountain. It is your escape mentally and physically - it is your gym. We look forward to providing this much needed experience - let’s face it, we all need the physical and emotional break. That’s why we’re asking all of our guests to be conscientious and share Meadows with others.

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Our first bluebird day had some glitches

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows COVID

Saturday was undoubtedly one of the best mid-December bluebird days we’ve experienced here on Mt. Hood. Fresh snow from the night before, temps in the teens, and a great groom. A lot of mountain open, with all six high-speed quads, plus four other lifts operating, helped spread out the crowd. Those that could get in the parking lot, that is.

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New snow and tips for a busy weekend

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Weather Blog

Powdery day at Mt. Hood MeadowsLa Niña is shifting into high gear now, with a promising snowy weather pattern forecast for the next 10 days. The storm has already dropped 3 inches of snow as of early Friday morning, and we could see another foot or two by Monday. And that is great news for our season!

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Dining outdoors at designated areas

Categories: Culinary Services COVID Guest Connection Sahale

Mt. Hood Meadows Culinary Services Director Mark Fellows and his team have been working hard to accommodate everyone who wants to dine at Meadows under COVID restrictions. Primarily, that means restaurants are featuring take-and-go menus, outside dining areas have been designated and more outside service locations have been created.

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Our first weekend of the season: What you need to know and how you can help

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Cascade Express transports skiers to some awesome early season turns at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe’ve had a great first week of operations here at Meadows and we’ve learned a lot about operating this resort during a pandemic. And while we are all looking to get back to normal, it is important that we all recognize that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat that can affect our ability to operate. We expect a busy first weekend - here's what you should know.

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Opening Date Scheduled for November 30th

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Meadows Parks Media Center COVID

Looking at the slopes from the magnificent Waterfall Room in the new Sahale Lodge at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe are so grateful for this snow that will give us the opportunity to launch our season. Our snow harvesting and grooming teams are masterfully moving parking lot snow to our lifts to build out our mazes which will be significantly spread out this season. The forecast is even more promising to be able to open more lifts and terrain than we normally have at this time of year and that too is a real blessing.

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Mask up at Meadows this season

Categories: COVID Media Center Guest Connection Safety

Masks will be required at Mt. Hood Meadows this seasonTwo of the primary ways you can prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to socially distance - and wear a mask. The mask, when worn correctly, reduces your chance of getting infected, and, just as importantly, reduces the chance that you will spread it to someone else...

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Our "Uplifting" plan for the season

Categories: COVID Inside Meadows Guest Connection Safety Media Center

 

“Mt. Hood Meadows Lift Operations department is responsible for the safe uphill transport of our guests and team members,” says Lift Ops Manager Cody Howe.  With the social distancing and safety protocols brought on by COVID, there will be some additional challenges this season, requiring the cooperation of our guests who share the responsibility to help keep us all safe.

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Managing visitation by spreading out demand to responsibly accommodate the most skiers and snowboarders possible

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center COVID

Mt. Hood Meadows will enter the 20/21 season with a plan to spread out visitation both by time of day and day of week, thanks to a redesigned dynamic ticketing program. Our goal is to maximize the greatest amount of visitation possible, while maintaining safety protocols to protect our team and our guests.

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Uphill Travel Still a No Go

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Mt. Hood from the north side showing off Cooper SpurWith the announcement that Timberline will begin limited lift operations, there has been questions about whether Mt. Hood Meadows will operate lifts or allow uphill travel. At this time, our status is unchanged. We’ve already announced that we won’t be running lifts - we are beyond our season which would have ended May 2.

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Season comes to an end - now what? Mountain Update

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center Safety

It’s been a month since we announced operations were suspended at Meadows in compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order and the eventual closing of recreational areas and access on the Mt. Hood National Forest. This video will bring you up to date on our current status and what we’ve been working on for the past month.

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Mt. Hood Meadows suspends winter operations

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Flags wave above the lodge at Mt. Hood MeadowsAfter much consideration and evaluation of the current COVID-19 Pandemic we have decided that it is in the best interest of our guests, our team and our community to suspend winter operations until further notice. We have been in close contact with our local health authorities, and in compliance with state and federal advisories, we believe this is the most responsible course of action.

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Coronavirus Update

Categories: COVID Guest Connection Media Center

Mt. Hood above Mt. Hood MeadowsWe told you we would take this week of suspension to evaluate the situation and consider options for operations moving forward. Our leadership team is meeting daily to assess, share information and visualize scenarios for a return to operation.

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Viral Vigilance

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Inside Meadows Meadows Cares COVID

Wash hands frequently to prevent spread of disease at Mt. Hood MeadowsOur greatest concern continues to be the safety and well being of our guests and our team members. As a company that desires to create enriching experiences recreating and discovering the mountain, we firmly believe providing the opportunity for our guests to uplift themselves is vitally important.

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