The Burton Mountain Festival returns to Mt. Hood Meadows January 1 - 3 with a free snowboard demo, interactive festival, Riglet park for the kids and Burton Girls information for women!
'Twas the day after Christmas - and throughout the resort.
There wasn't a lift line - we're pleased to report.
With every lift running, and trails wall to wall,
We're open for the season come have a ball!
Open daily through the holidays from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Happy holidays everyone!
Legendary Heather Canyon opened today at Mt. Hood Meadows. The franchise expert terrain sports some of the most advanced and expert terrain in the northwest. Thanks to more than five feet of fluffy powder and a considerable amount of human effort to build the snow bridges over Clark Creek, the resort opened lower Heather today.
With deep, light, bottomless powder comes great delight - but also great responsibility.
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Meadows FilmFest winner Jake Woodard should have been listening to Dust in the Wind by Kansas Monday morning, as he shred the powdery slopes at Meadows. The major storm blew in Monday, and he was able to get the best of the light dusty powder before lifts were placed on wind standby in the afternoon. The National Weather Service forecasts another 2 to 3 feet of snow for Meadows through Thursday, a perfect early Christmas present for all of our skiers and snowboarders!
Presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing and Brrrr Seasonal Ale
El Nino sure knows how to throw an end of the year party on Mt. Hood - and so do we! Boasting a deeper snowpack than most of the country, and more snow in December than the past five seasons, we’re ready to party on New Year's Eve at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Mt. Hood Meadows may have high speed access from bottom to top Saturday, the first time this season. With the series of storms, Cascade Express has been either in “Storm in Progress” or “Storm Recovery” this early season. And Shooting Star Express, damaged in a November windstorm, was repaired and cleared for service Friday evening. Today marks the first mild weather day that gives our mountain teams the best shot at opening the upper mountain.
December 18 Shooting Star Lift Repair Complete Scheduled to Run Saturday
Kudos to our mountain team. Repairs have been completed on Shooting Star and the lift is scheduled to run Saturday. There may be a delayed opening due to all the storm recovery to be performed but we do expect Star to operate Saturday.
Mt. Hood Meadows has received more than 100 inches of snow so far this early season which is about fifteen percent above average and already half the amount received the entire season last year. With more than four feet of snow in the base area Meadows has some of the best conditions in the country, and another major storm is forecast this week. The ski area is open daily for the season and will be adding night operations beginning Friday.
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Mark who worked Mt. Hood Express Friday is the best ops guy you have had in years. His focus helped get the lift line moving. He was noticeably more on it and It definitely made for more efficient lift lines. He should train everyone at Meadows. While I was not using the singles line, I was also impressed Mark seemingly understood that the singles line should also be the fast lane. Thanks for having great folks like Mark.
It was a powder filled opening for Mt. Hood Meadows Friday. With a foot-and-a-half of virgin powder awaiting, on the first official day of the season, snow enthusiasts plunged into thigh deep powder pockets happily enduring the slap across the face of December powder. These photos were taken Saturday by Grant Myrdal Photography.
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MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Mt. Hood Meadows will begin daily operations for the 2015/16 season Friday. Meadows has received nearly a foot-and-a-half of new snow in the last 36 hours from a major powder making Northwest storm. The resort reports a 22-inch base at the 5500 foot base area level, and more than four feet at the 6200 foot level. Forecasts say the storm could drop a foot or more through the weekend.
Meadows plans on beginning daily operations for the 2015/16 season this Friday. The storm that has been soaking the Northwest turned to snow around 3:30 this morning, and has been dropping snow since. With good snow accumulation we’ll be getting cats on the snowpack later today and Thursday to prep for Friday’s 9 AM - 4 PM operation.
MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Events abound at Meadows in December, leading up to the holidays brimming with fun events and activities.
We want to thank everyone who came up to enjoy our seven preview days this early season. Now the big question is, when will the season begin? And the answer is ...
The day started out with four or five inches of fresh snow frosting the slopes of Meadows. Mt. Hood Express ran for the first day this season, so that meant virgin snow, virgin powder on virgin terrain. With snow continuing through the day it was Friday freshies for everyone! Enjoy the video! With more snow in the forecast it's only going to get better this weekend!
Riders: Caressa Binion, Kyle Skutch, Tracy Thomsen, Pierce Hodges
Video and Editing: Pierce Hodges
- Current storm building a solid base for the season
- Mt. Hood Express quad scheduled to access for more runs
- Special lift ticket pricing for "Final" preview
Thanks to a lumbering early season storm Meadows will offer what officials believe will be a final preview weekend this Friday through Sunday. The storm has dropped wet heavy snow, perfect for base building and enough for the resort to operate the Mt. Hood Express high speed quad along with two other lifts and the Ballroom Carpet conveyer from 9 AM - 4 PM each day.