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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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Cascade Express Deja Vu

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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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When will Meadows open?

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Five day forecast has snow in it for Mt. Hood MeadowsThat is the big question on everyone’s mind - including our team. We are all anxiously awaiting the falling of snowflakes, hopefully by the millions. The current forecast is promising, with snowflakes in the window through Wednesday.

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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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Icy storm and power fluctuations delay lifts

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It’s still nine days to when winter officially begins, but this major winter storm has blown it’s icy breath on Mt. Hood Meadows. The good news is it brought ten inches of overnight snow - but before the snow there was extended periods of freezing rain. Deicing and power fluctuations delayed lift openings, and required a lift evacuation of passengers from the Blue lift.

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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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Holiday Storm Expected to Affect Operations Saturday

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Winter storm advisory for Mt. Hood SaturdayOkay - maybe we’ve been doing too many snow dances! The current forecast would make Saturday the storm of the season - with high winds and the possibility of one to two feet of snow in a 24 hour period. That’s going to be awesome for our season (and for building up the Cascade snowpack) but for tomorrow, let’s say we expect it to be gnarly.

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Perfect Storm Disrupts Lift Operations on 50th Anniversary

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Blue lift line at Mt. Hood MeadosTo our guests who weathered our chaotic morning January 27.

The confluence of high winds, fluctuating freezing levels and freezing rain played havoc on the Mt. Hood Express, Stadium Express and Shooting Star Express high speed quads. Resort official explain how this "perfect storm" of freezing rain disrupted lift operations, yet the persistent efforts of the mountain team prevailed.

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.

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.

The March that Roared

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It’s the season that keeps on giving - month after month after month of endless powder days, face shots and white outs. Enjoy the video shot by Hette Olyano (on his phone) with Nate Turner storm riding and enjoying the freshies.

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Meadows Powder is Outrageous

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A powderful storm is bringing delightful conditions to Mt. Hood MeadowsLongtime locals are having a hard time remembering a season when the powder has been so good. The latest storm has brought 28 inches of powder, and the storm continues today. 

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#KeepCoolCarPool: Awesome conditions will test parking capacity this holiday weekend

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Attendants assist guests park at Mt. Hood MeadowsWhat do you know - it's another holiday weekend and the conditions are superb - arguably the best they have been in decades. With the all this new snow, and the likelihood of blue skies this weekend, we expect our parking lots will be reaching capacity Saturday and Sunday. We are taking action by encouraging more of our team to carpool and utilize the employee shuttles we provide. We encourage our guests to do the same.

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