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Get two All Access Season Passes with your Toyota purchase or lease*

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Get two Mt. Hood Meadows All Access Passes with select Toyota purchase We’re proud of our partnership with the Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association - a partnership that supports introducing and welcoming new people to the sport and provides live streamed video and daily snow reports for the most passionate to connect to their favorite mountain. Even in a pandemic-affected season, our relationship with Toyota remains strong and very active.

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Appreciating our awesome team

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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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Our first bluebird day had some glitches

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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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Opening Date Scheduled for November 30th

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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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Our "Uplifting" plan for the season

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“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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Bull wheel hoisted in Sahale to celebrate the chairlift

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Inside Meadows Sahale

 

The 7,000 pound bull wheel, previously used on the upper terminal of the Hood River Express lift, was hoisted into place last week in the Sahale building. This will be the first of many hoists in what will be the slope side Bullwheel Bar in Sahale. The bar will celebrate the chairlift, and those who build and maintain them. It will be decorated with chairlift imagery and literally built out of chairlift components.

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Tour Sahale with our CEO

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CEO Matthew Drake takes you on a tour of the new Sahale building. The walk-through took place Saturday, June 13 and provides a progress report on the 23,000-square-foot building, which is scheduled to open this December. The building will house our new equipment rental center and Meadows Learning Center on the first floor, and a 10,000-square-foot dining and meeting space on the second floor.

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Season comes to an end - now what? Mountain Update

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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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Viral Vigilance

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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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Experience Packages for this lovely historic weekend that dare to make a difference

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Experience packages at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows is tying together a holiday of love and history with your desire to dare to dream and make a difference. We've created highly meaningful and affordable experience packages, so you can enjoy and celebrate the mountain. Packages combine on the snow experiences with high value logoed items, each package thoughtfully customized for those who will enjoy it.

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Cascade Express Deja Vu

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog Inside Meadows

Cascade Express between deicing operations just before weather moved in at Mt. Hood MeadowsIt’s kind of like the movie Ground Hog’s Day - Storm hits, team deices and recovers, then another storm or icing incident and we wake up, deice and recover all over again. We’ve experienced some fairly extreme weather this January - even compared to our normal upper mountain standards.

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Remembering Don Ball

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We want to recognize the passing of long time instructor and mentor Don Ball, who took his last run to glory in November. Don joined the Meadows ski school as an instructor in the 60s, and continued teaching through the 2012 season and guest hosting after that.

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Dynamic Ticketing Successfully Changing Visitation Patterns Moving Guest Visits to Off-Peak Times

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A snowboarder crests a ridge on a powdery day at Mt. Hood MeadowsLast season Mt. Hood Meadows introduced dynamic ticket pricing on its daily lift tickets. The price of a daily seven-hour lift ticket would be determined by demand - the more popular a day and the bigger turnout expected, the higher the price would be on tickets for that day, creating even better deals on days with less visitation.

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Season Pass Deadline Extended through Monday

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Sunday we experienced an interruption in service from our credit card processing vendor that affected our webstore. For a three hour period, we were not able to transact season pass or any other online purchase. We have heard from many of our pass holders who were affected by the outage, and unable to make their purchase.

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Powerful Storm forecast to bring Big Time Powder - What You Need To Know

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A snowboard shreds new powder while his buddy watches at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe brunt of this winter storm will hit over the next 48 hours. We expect at least a foot of snow overnight by our scheduled Monday morning lift openings, with another two or more feet by Tuesday morning. All this snow is being delivered by an active storm with very strong winds. So while we are all looking to dive into this fresh powder, we do need to set some expectations.

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Meadows promotes long-time team members Mel Toney and Jeremy Evans to mountain leadership positions and welcomes Amanda Kandler as new Director of Finance

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Mel Toney, Jeremy Evans and Amanda Kandler portraits of new leadership positions at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has promoted two long-time team members to mountain leadership positions. Mel Toney has taken the reins as Director of Mountain Operations and Jeremy Evans is the Director of Fleet Operations. The promotions occurred earlier this season. And the resort welcomes Amanda Kandler as it's new Director of Finance. 

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Meadows purchases two new Pisten Bully 400 snowcats

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Pisten Bully 400 snowcat at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has purchased two new Pisten Bully snowcats to enhance its state-of-the-art grooming fleet, one of the most advanced in the Northwest. The Pisten Bully 400s are scheduled to arrive next week and will be used for both general all mountain grooming as well as specialized terrain feature construction and maintenance of Meadows Parks.

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Meadows Film Festival Winners Announced

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It has been an incredible year for filming at Mt. Hood Meadows this season, and the entries to the 8th annual Meadows Film Festival, presented by GoPro, Full Sail Brewing and Dakine were amazing. This year there was much more powder riding with less emphasis on park riding, which should be expected in a season that has dropped 44 feet of snow making for one of the best powder seasons ever.

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Rain will limit lift operations today search continues for Steve Leavitt

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Rain will affect our lift operations today as the lower mountain is very soggy. HRM will be closed to public today and we don’t expect any higher mountain lifts either. Lifts will run from 9 AM - 4 PM today. Midweek bus programs have been postponed. The good news is the forecast says freezing levels drop overnight for new snow on Friday, in time for Meadows after Dark with 9 AM - 9 PM hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Where We Stand

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American flags proudly wave at Mt. Hood MeadowsFollowing the outcome of the election last November, there were many among our team that expressed concern about what changes the new administration may take. Our executive team clarified our company position of respect and acceptance. In light of the recent executive order regarding refugees, we feel it is important to reaffirm our position and we proudly share this with you our guests.

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