Mt. Hood Meadows is enjoying some relatively mild weather compared to traditional Januarys, and according to resort officials, guests are enjoying it. Nicknamed “Juneuary” mountain enthusiasts should prepare themselves with sun screen and sun glasses for some spring like hero snow this week.
Sunday will live up to its name and kick off a week of bluebird conditions. Meadows will be serving up fields of groomed corduroy for spectacular cruising in the sunshine. The Paradise Sun Deck has a new BBQ lay out and is the place to soak in the sun, even if it’s the low lying sun of January.
Now let’s count up the reasons to hit the slopes this week!
Here’s the number 1 reason to hit the slopes midweek. Meadows is offering a 2 lift ticket with a $25 dining certificate online special for just $99. The deal is good for any midweek day the rest of the season (except President’s Day Monday), but has to be purchased on the resort website by 8 AM Monday morning.
Learn 2 ski and snowboard packages are off the chart - with record numbers of adult and kids beginner lessons being taught during National Learn a Snow Sport month. Meadows is still offering the 3 time learn to ski or snowboard package for just $99 when purchased online, and has the Southside package which includes a season pass to the resort’s southern chairlifts, 3 two hour lessons and unlimited equipment rentals for just $299 ($349 for ages 4 - 12).
3 feet of snow in the base area and 70” measured mid mountain at the 6,250 foot elevation. The upper mountain in particular has good coverage and Meadows grooming team is laying down the corduroy every night.
4 high speed quads scheduled each day (with a fifth available). That offers high speed access from the base area to tops of Cascade, Vista and Shooting Star. That’s a massive amount of terrain that’s open for fun riding.
5 nights under the lights with night operations Wednesday through Sunday evenings until 9 PM.
6 Terrain Parks for freestyling. The Vista Park has two large jumps and an array of rails that flows into Fireweed, which empties into the new MiniPipe. The combination creates the longest flow park with assortment of rails and jumps on the west coast. Additionally, Meadows offers the Zoo smaller feature park, Shipyard rail park with it’s own rope tow and a banked slalom course.
Video by the Mt. Hood Riders crew in Vista Park last week.
7 days a week operation - this is the season and we’re making the most of it. Meadows plans continuous daily operation for the rest of the season, planned into April with weekends through mid May.