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Mt. Hood Meadows Hosts 2015 Burton Mountain Festival January 2-4

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The Burton Mt. Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows
  • FREE Burton Snowboard Equipment Demos!
  • Party In Your Park Contest January 3
  • Burton Girls Ride Day features Gold Medalist Kelly Clark and Kimmy Fasani
  • Riglet Park for kids

MT. HOOD, OREGON (Immediately) – Mt. Hood Meadows is part of the most anticipated traveling snowboard event series of the year: the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages, and the 2nd Annual Party In Your Park snowboard contest series, a 17-stop, grassroots tour celebrating the fun in contest snowboarding. The event series stop will be January 2 - 4 with the Party In Your Park contest on Saturday, January 3. All events are completely free and open to the public.

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Meadows Gets More Snow in 24 Hours Than Any Other North American Ski Resort

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

  • says Meadows 16" in last 24 hours leads the continent
  • Resort receives 31" since Saturday and is hitting it's holiday stride
  • Open daily 9 AM - 9 PM for the holidays and until Midnight New Year's Eve

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – More snow fell at Mt. Hood Meadows in a 24 hour period ending this morning than at any ski resort in North America, according to Meadows received 16" of fresh, light powder the past 24 hours from a storm that has dumped 31" since Saturday. The resort now has a 46" snow depth in the base area and is set for the holidays. 

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New Menu Debuts at Vertical and Comfort Zone Cafe

Categories: Guest Connection Culinary Services Inside Meadows

I’m Executive Chef David Mahler and welcome back to my new blog cooked up in the kitchens at the Meadows.  If you read the first entry of the year, you might have noticed the mention of two new food venues that we will be opening this year.  I am very excited and proud to be part of the opening of the Comfort Zone Cafe and Vertical Cocina de La Montana on the top level of our Lodge.

New menu offerings at Vertical at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Mt. Hood Meadows Kicks Off the Holidays with Night Operations Friday

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With 4” of new snow from a Christmas storm, Meadows will launch night operations Friday. The resort is ready to celebrate the holidays with special events, adult clinics, kids camps and a fantastic New Year’s Eve party! Lifts are scheduled to operate daily for the season, including Christmas and New Year’s Days holidays. The resort has opened four of its six high speed quads, and the Cascade Express, it’s highest lift, is being prepped for opening possibly as early as Friday afternoon. 

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Merry Christmas Meadows to open Two More High Speed Quads

Mt. Hood Meadows is scheduling Mt. Hood Express and Shooting Star to operate on Christmas Day. That will open up much more terrain on the upper mountain and bring the total number of lifts scheduled to five, plus the Ballroom Carpet conveyer.

The resort is reporting a 19 inch snow depth in the base area and nearly 3 feet higher up on the mountain. Guests should expect early season conditions, and be aware of unmarked obstacles. It is currently snowing at Meadows, with more snow forecast today. 

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Meadows is Open for the Season - Vista Express Scheduled Tuesday

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Buttercup was popular Monday with ski and snowboard lessons @ Mt. Hood Meadows Ski ResortMt. Hood Meadows opened for the season Monday - on an 18" snow depth in the base area thanks to a scary "Pineapple Express" storm that literally went south. Instead of deluging the resort with rain, it chilled and dropped about 10" of snow after a soaking. Meadows mountain crews rallied, hauled parking lot snow to the slopes and got two lifts running today. And Vista Express is scheduled to operate Tuesday!

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Mt. Hood Meadows Opens for Season Monday!

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Mt. Hood Meadows will open for the season Monday. The resort has two lifts - Buttercup and Easy Rider - scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM. The resort has an 18 inch base and thanks to lowering freezing levels, is receiving snow rather than the rain that was initially forecast. Snow harvesting will begin to supplement the base area snowpack and build the ramps for the two lifts scheduled, as well as an 8 feature jib park for freestyling, and the Ballroom Carpet beginner’s conveyer. The lift ticket will be $49.

Early season conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Richard Hallman Photo taken November 30, 2014.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Plans Opening for the Season Monday with Limited Operations

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Meadows Cares Weather Blog

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort  announced it is making every effort to open for the season Monday, with limited lift operations. Due to an improving weather forecast, that now shows Sunday’s rain may be changing to snow earlier than originally forecast, the resort is readying for operations on Monday.

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Buttercup Scheduled for 9 AM - 4 PM Saturday

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort will offer limited lift operations Saturday, with the Buttercup lift scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM. The current storm has dropped about 4 inches of new snow, and with snow harvesting and snow making efforts the resort expects to have a pathway of snow on the Buttercup run Saturday. A Buttercup lift ticket will be $29. The Buttercup Jib Park will also offer rails for freestyling.

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January Consecutive Week Ski and Snowboard Program Deadline Friday

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MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows is registering now for the popular January consecutive ski and snowboard packages. The sessions are scheduled on consecutive weeks – for instance – four Saturdays in a row, and participants can purchase customized packages containing lift tickets, lessons and equipment rentals. The deadline for purchasing January sessions online is Friday, December 20. Prices increase after Friday so sign up now!

Consecutive week programs kick off in January at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Winter Brew Fest Saturday Buttercup will operate 9 - 4

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  • Pineapple Express will be cast out during fest Pineapple toss event
  • 9 of the Northwest’s best microbrew and wine companies on tap to sample
  • Brew Fest will be presented regardless of lift status

Pray 4 Snow Brew FestIt will be pouring at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday - pouring the Northwest’s best microbrews that is!  The Winter Brew Fest will be presented at Meadows, regardless of whether any lifts are running. With a favorable forecast for both snowmaking and accumulation this week, resort officials are hopeful that at least one lift will be operating Saturday. But regardless, the Winter "Pray for Snow" Brew Fest will happen 12 - 5 Saturday!

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The Burton Partnership is All About the Future of Snowboarding

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Media Center Tech Talk

You’ve seen the Meadows sprinter van in appearances at events and schools throughout metro Portland and the Gorge. It’s hard to miss - it’s big with mountainscapes on each side. It is the “experience delivery vehicle” for the successful “Meadows to People” tour and P.E. takeovers resort staff is presenting. But it’s the picture on the back of the van that really speaks to the Meadows / Burton partnership - a family of four, with two little girls, celebrating their fun day on the mountain. And it would not be possible without the vision, expertise and support of Burton Snowboards.

The MTP Van is sponsored by Burton Snowboards to bring mountain experiences to the people.
The Meadow to People tour is delivered by our Sprinter van, in partnership with Burton Snowboards.

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Lift Operations Put On Hold

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Despite our best efforts, Mt. Hood Meadows is putting lift operations on hold, until more snow falls. The resort had been operating the Buttercup lift and a jib park on an 11” base, supplemented by snow making and harvesting. The forecast for 4 - 7 inches of snow Monday didn’t materialize, and as such we will wait for new snow before continuing lift operations. 

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