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Get Two All Access Season Passes with your new Toyota purchase or lease (trade in required)

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Mt. Hood Meadows / Toyota season pass promotion details 800.754.4663Toyota is the official vehicle of Mt. Hood Meadows and we are proud to partner with the Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association to offer two All Access Season Passes to Meadows this season with a qualifying new Toyota purchase or lease. The offer is spectacular this season, as it isn't limited to a specific model - but it does require a trade-in. Here's the deal:

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Mt Hood Meadows wins NSAA Best Employee Safety Program Award

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Mt. Hood Meadows receives NSAA Best Employee Safety Program awardIn a season like no other and facing the greatest threat to potentially sideline operations in our 53 year history, Mt. Hood Meadows has received the coveted Best Employee Safety program from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). The award recognizes the resort-wide focus that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of team members, while providing outdoor recreation to guests during a pandemic.

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Congratulations Marshall Woods, Barb Basham and Anna Laxague - Leadership Award Winners

Categories: Faces of Meadows Guest Connection Media Center

Award recipients Marshall Woods and Anna Laxague flanked by CEO Matthew Drake and GM Greg Pack

Thursday night, Managers, Directors and spouses gathered to celebrate successes of this past year, and acknowledge certain outstanding contributions. After such an extraordinary year, not one, but two President’s Awards were presented for leadership in departmental success. The Franklin G. Drake Award honors stellar leadership for the greater good of the entire company.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Debuts More Than Eight Miles of New Hiking Trails this Summer for Mt. Hood’s Premier Chairlift-served Hiking Experience

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Hiking along the new trails at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will launch summer scenic chairlift and hiking operations June 25 - with 8.5 miles of newly-constructed hiking trails from the base area. The trail system connects the base area to woodland trails through meadows of wildflowers to magnificent overlooks and waterfall hikes.

 

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EARTH deserves more than a DAY

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Earth Day conversation on Facebook at Mt. Hood MeadowsDays turn to weeks turn to months turn to seasons turn to years turn to decades turn to centuries turn to eons ….

We recognized Earth Day with a candid conversation with the National Ski Area Association’s Director of Public Policy Geraldine Link, the Gorge Region’s Citizens’ Climate Lobby Bernard Seeger and Meadows Sustainability Manager Heidi Logosz. We hope you join in the conversation, and make the small changes that collectively, will have a big impact.

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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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Limited opening of Heather Canyon without Heather chair lift service

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Buddies keeping each other in sight as they ride powder at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows opened a portion of lower Heather Canyon today to expert skiers and snowboarders. The "Moon Bowl" Gate was open for an hour at the end of the day - and gated access is expected in the canyon tomorrow. Heather Canyon is a controlled access area, meaning access is available only through gates. Patrol determines which gates to open based on conditions. The boundary is controlled by rope line, and entrance must only be through open gates.

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

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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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Holiday daily products on sale now

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Instructors greet guests outside the new Sahale Lodge at Mt. Hood Meadows for their lessons. Daily lift tickets, lessons and rentals for the holiday time frame can now be purchased online. Meadows has made available inventoried daily products for the December 21 through January 3 time frame. This will allow those planning to ski or snowboard at Meadows over the holiday the ability to reserve and pay for these date-specific products.

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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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Perfecting the art and science of Snow Harvesting

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In the summer of 2014, Mt. Hood Meadows grooming and vehicle maintenance crews teamed up to build a high-capacity snow trailer to transport snow. They gutted a snowcat, and built the aluminum frame hydraulic bed on the chassis. No one knew then how critically important that snow hauler would become for a snow-starved 2014-15 season, and for seasons to come. The innovation is credited for being able to open terrain that season that would not have been possible with the skimpy snowpack. Snow harvesting and transporting was born.

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Mask up at Meadows this season

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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

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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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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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White River Fire still burning

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A plume of smoke over the White River wild fire caught on Mt. Hood Meadows Toyota Vista Mountain CamThe White River wildfire that sparked 10 days ago south of Mt. Hood has grown in the last 24 hours. A billowing plume of smoke rising high above the ridgeline was captured on our Toyota Mountain Cameras. The Vista cam shows the towering plume Thursday afternoon.

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Bull wheel hoisted in Sahale to celebrate the chairlift

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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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Uphill Travel Still a No Go

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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

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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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Mt. Hood Meadows suspends winter operations

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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

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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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Toyota Presents “SpringSation” at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Snow enthusiasts celebrating in the sunshine at the top of the Blue lift at Mt. Hood MeadowsWinter continues to bring snow to Mt. Hood Meadows, which has 176 inches at mid mountain and has received 306 inches of snow so far this season. Meadows swings into Spring mode - with an awesome lineup of events during Toyota SpringSation at Mt. Hood Meadows. From the Spring Brewfest to the Sno-Kona Pond Skim, Meadows events are filled with fun and great for spectating.

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Spring Passes go on sale February 17

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Spring Pass poster at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has announced pricing and dates for its Spring Season Pass. The Pass provides every day access beginning Monday, March 9, but can be used as a Night Season Pass starting Monday, February 17 for 3 – 9 PM night skiing and snowboarding.

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Love Your Mountain this President's Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows

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A couple enjoy the romance of the mountain at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe Holiday weekend is filled with alluring activities and events splendidly crafted and presented to deepen your love and appreciation of this magnificent mountain. Starting off with a Love Your Mountain learn to ski and snowboard event and Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, and wrapping up with a special $20 on-line lift ticket offer for Monday night, the holiday weekend will be filled with discovery and enchantment.

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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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Ready for the BIG Holiday Weekend

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Zeb Yaklich photo of the awesome conditions at Mt. Hood MeadowsOk. No surprises here. Meadows has received six feet of snow this week - and it’s been mighty fine. Some of the best powder we’ve had in years. And there’s more forecast overnight Friday into Saturday so conditions will be awesome. Thanks to Zeb Yaklich for this Friday photo showing how awesome the conditions are.

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Opening Day at Meadows

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A crowd of enthusiastic riders lined up for first chair at Daisy on our opening preview day at Meadows. Snow harvesting supplemented the 30 inches of natural snow received this week for decent coverage on the terrain served by Buttercup, Daisy and Easy Rider. The Ballroom Carpet is also operating.

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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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Mt Hood Meadows Ski Exchange for All Access Passholders

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Graphic of 2019-20 All Access Season Pass pricing with Pass Exchange resorts and skier in the backgroundMt. Hood Meadows continues it’s ski exchange with some of the most prominent independent ski areas in the Northwest. In addition to five days at Washington's Mt. Baker, All Access pass purchasers will receive three days at Whitefish Resort in Montana, three days at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Alaska, and unlimited days with pre-booked lodging nights at Grand Targhee, Wyoming.

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Winter Summer Clash Meadows Offers Memorial Day Weekend Operations

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A snowboarder makes a spring carve on Cascade at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR — Immediate Release) — It’s the intersection of winter and summer Memorial Day Weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows. Meadows plans to operate two lifts - the Daisy chair and the Cascade Express quad to access spectacular wide open snow fields Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Lift hours are 8 AM - 2 PM each day weather can conditions permitting.

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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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New snow excitement

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It’s always exciting to see enough snow falling to play in. And whether you’re a seasoned snow enthusiast or are new to it like Koa the Golden Lab, playing in new snow gets us excited about the the approach of winter. This snowfall prompts us to get ready for the season - get out your gear, apply some wax, do some squats, hit the ski show for some great deals, dig out your snow tires and…

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Season Passes

Meadows Exchange Programs offers All Access Pass Purchasers 32 FREE SKI DAYS at other ski areas

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Meadows All Access season pass exchange program offers 29 free ski days at other ski areas

Mt. Hood Meadows has increased the amount of free ski days All Access pass purchasers will receive at other ski areas this season. In addition to five days at Washington's Mt. Baker, All Access pass purchasers will receive three days each at eight other ski resorts in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming, bringing the grand total of free ski days to twenty-nine! 

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Value Season Pass with All Peak Day Access is the same as the old Unlimited Season Pass

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Value pass pricing table please call 503.337.2222 ext. 0 with questions

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As we enter our 51st season of operations, those who have purchased season passes in our online store will notice a subtle difference. You won’t see an Unlimited season pass selection - rather we have Value passes that have the “Upgrade to Add All Peak Days” preselected. That's the same as an unrestricted every day pass to Mt. Hood Meadows - the same as the old Unlimited.

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5th Annual Uphill Challenge and 5K Mountain Run at Mt Hood Meadows

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Running the Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe 5th annual Uphill Challenge will be run August 4 at Mt. Hood Meadows. The 1.2 mile uphill course gains 621 feet in elevation from the base area parking lot to the top of the Stadium Express. All category winners receive a custom branded trophy and the fastest man and woman each receive a $250 cash prize. Registration is $20 in advance ($15 for ages 14 and under).

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Meadows presents Twilight Dinner Series intimate evening dinners with overnight RV parking available

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Sunset Dinner Series schedule of dinners at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR) — Mt. Hood Meadows will present a series of Twilight Dinners this summer featuring exquisite menus designed by Executive Chef Daniel DeHay. Each dinner is themed - a brewmaster dinner, a Meteor dinner to celebrate the return of the Perseids, a wine maker's dinner and a spirits dinner. The dinners require advance reservation (available online at www.mthoodmeadows.com) and can be packaged with a twilight scenic chair ride and overnight RV parking can be reserved (for self-contained RVs). 

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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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To improve is to change

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The dawn of a new day at Mt. Hood Meadows from the Parking LotTo improve is to change. 

On Sunday, April 1, we put next year’s season passes for sale online. The blog headline announcing no more Unlimited Passes was not entirely correct and we apologize for the scare. A more accurate description is that we are simplifying our pass purchase process by starting everyone with a base value pass and giving the option to add unlimited access or adding just one or two peak days. In the end the price for the value pass with unlimited access is the same that we would charge for an unlimited pass on its own. It is essentially, the same pass.

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SpringSational events abound at Meadows March and April

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SpringSational events abound in March and AprilWith La Nina kicking into full force these last two weeks, March has roared in like a LION! An astounding 103 inches of snow fell the last two weeks and the powder has been crazy good! With our base snow depth now at almost 9 FEET (13 feet at mid-mountain) we’re looking forward to a SpringSational second half of the season!

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Toyota reVEGETATE April 21 - 22 at Mt. Hood Meadows

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reVEGETATE will be presented at Mt. Hood Meadows April 21 - 22(Mt. Hood, OR - Immediate Release) -- This 50th Anniversary Season Mt. Hood Meadows revives its most popular, well-attended and environmentally focused freestyle events – reVEGETATE. The event was created in the mid-1990s to draw attention to Meadows' award winning native wild flower and revegetation program, a sustainable cause that resonated with competitors, sponsors and an appreciative audience.

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Hood River Meadows Opens

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It came in spits and spurts over the weekend, but when all said in done the slow moving storm dropped a little over a foot of snow - enough to refresh the upper mountain and reopen Hood River Meadows terrain.