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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

Season Pass Store

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.

This blog explains why this change is needed.

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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.

Pfriem presents New Years Eve Celebration at Mt Hood Meadows

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Pfriem presents the New Year's Even celebration at Mt. Hood Meadows

It’s a Party on the Mountain - New Year’s Eve Mt. Hood Meadows style. For the 50th time a new year will dawn on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows. This 50th anniversary edition includes extended night operations until after midnight, a rail Party in the Park freestyle event, a delicious dinner buffet, a tween party with games and music, a 21 and older party with Counterfeit Hits, champaign toast and balloon drop, and a fireworks display (at 10:15 PM).

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Mt Hood Meadows Holiday Primer

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Happy holidays from Mt. Hood MeadowsWith December’s first major snow storm hitting the Cascades, Mt. Hood Meadows is moving into holiday mode. While the number of lifts and amount of terrain will be determined by conditions, and how much snow the resort receives, Meadows is ready for the holiday season.

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Toyota Dealers Association Named Official Vehicle Sponsor of Mt Hood Meadows

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Toyota is the official vehicle of Mt. Hood MeadowsToyota and Mt. Hood Meadows ink deal just in time for resort’s 50th Anniversary Season Celebration

Portland, Ore. (Nov,1 2017) – The Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association and Mt. Hood Meadows announced a sponsorship agreement naming Toyota the official vehicle of Mt. Hood Meadows, further extending the deep roots Toyota has planted in the Pacific Northwest.

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Epic Kick Off on our Preview Saturday

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The Golden Anniversary Season was kicked off Saturday in a preview weekend which will go down as one of the best openings in Meadows history. Snow-vember has dumped over five feet of snow, with the last two feet coming in as powder just before the weekend. With a fortified base and powder on top, Meadows opened three express lifts - Mt. Hood, Stadium and Shooting Star - the first time that happened since preview days have been offered.

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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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Artists meet nature August 12 in two workshops at Meadows

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Paint Nite artists paint a picture of Mt. HoodArtists meet nature at Mt. Hood Meadows, in two workshops presented Saturday, August 12. A nature photography workshop will be led by professional photographer Grant Myrdal in the morning. And a mountain painting class will be presented by Paint Nite in the afternoon. The workshops are scheduled so the most artistically inclined can participate in both.

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Mt. Hood Meadows presents Saturdays on the Mountain in August

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Summer scenic chair lift ride at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will make Saturdays special this August - offering weekly mountain events combined with a BBQ and summer scenic chair lift rides. Meadows was named for its unique lushness, wetland meadows and fields of wild flowers that come alive in August. The stunning beauty of the permit area is accessible through a series of hiking trails as well as the spectacular Stadium scenic chair ride.

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Mountain biking added to Meadows Summer Adventure and Explorer Camps

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Campers enjoy nature at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood, OR (June 3, 2017) - Mt. Hood Meadows will present a total of six mountain camps this summer, adding mountain biking to it’s popular explorer and adventure camp line ups. The popular summer camps are designed for different age groups with the right combination of adventures and learning experiences to forge friendships and a deeper respect for nature.

Meadows Offers Free Shuttles from Sandy and spectacular events on Earth Day

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Earth day events at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has partnered with the Mt. Hood Express transportation service to provide free shuttling to the ski area from Sandy, Oregon Saturday, to celebrate Earth Day. The shuttle will run on a continuous schedule between Sandy and Meadows, and shuttle passengers will be rewarded with Meadows’ water bottles, KIND bars and a raffle entry. Those car pooling on Earth Day (with four or more people in the vehicle) will also receive water bottles and KIND bars and entry into the raffle featuring the ultimate carpool package: Oakley goggles (2 pairs), Yakima roof box, Salomon snowboard and DaKine backpack (2 packs).

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Guaranteed Best Pricing on Next Year's Unlimited Season Passes Now

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2017/18 Season Passes are on sale now at their guaranteed lowest price!(Mt. Hood, OR April 19, 2017) -- 2017/18 Unlimited season passes are on sale now for Mt. Hood Meadows 50th Anniversary Season. The passes provide access to every lift, every hour, every day during the 2017/18 season. Unlimited season passes provide the best overall value at Mt. Hood Meadows, requiring only seven visits or less to pay for itself at the early purchase rates.

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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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2017/18 Season Passes go on sale Monday

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50th Anniversary season passes go on sale Monday at Mt. Hood MeadowsIt has been a spectacular season at Mt. Hood Meadows, as any current passholder can attest to. Passholder visitation this season through April 8 is up 27% over the 2015/16 season, and a whopping 91% over the low snow 2014/15 season! Next year's 50th Anniversary season pass pricing will be announced Monday when they go on sale.

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Get the Girls Out highlights weekend events

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She Jumps presents Get the Girls Out at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday. This event will cover the whole mountain, and females of all ages and abilities are welcome. Spend the morning exploring the mountain with your new lady-posse, and have your chance at some free goodies with the mountain-wide scavenger hunt all morning long!

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Vista Scenic Guided Snowshoe Tours

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Guided snowshoe tour from Vista at Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows will offer guided snowshoe tours from the top of its Vista five times this season. The experience includes a ride up the Vista highspeed quad, a and a gentle hike along the spectacular White River Canyon, above timberline and into the wooded areas of Mt. Hood Meadows. Five tour dates have been announced for this spectacular experience, which is topped off with dining at the Alpenstube restaurant.

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Preparing for our 50th Anniversary season

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1948 Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser officially opens Mt. Hood Meadows on January 26, 19681948 Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser officially opens Meadows on January 26, 1968

Mt. Hood Meadows Preparing for
50th Anniversary Season Celebration

Mt. Hood, OR (For Release January 26, 2017) — Forty-nine years ago today, Mt. Hood Meadows officially opened with ceremonies attended by over 200 dignitaries including America’s only Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser. The ski area launched with two lifts, a T-bar and a rope tow. Fraser’s inaugural run was the full 1,061 vertical drop from the top of the Blue lift, ending at the base area lodge, skiing through the grand opening ribbon. And while the run took only a few minutes, it was the culmination of an initiative that began more than two years earlier when Portland businessman Franklin G. Drake saw the U.S. Forest Service announcement requesting proposals to build a new ski area on Mt. Hood.

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The Official Learn to Ski or Snowboard Record was Set - Now What?

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More than 100 people participated in the World's Largest Lesson record attempt at Mt. Hood MeadowsWe received word from the organizers of the World's Largest Lesson that last Friday's world record attempts for largest ski and largest snowboard lessons should be successful. The first attempt a year ago ran into some logistic issues, with problems documenting that all the lessons were happening at the same time. d

January is Learn a Snow Sports Month join us for awesome skiing and snowboarding!

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