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Early season powder day at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe long-awaited storm that was supposed to arrive before Thanksgiving, has landed squarely on Mt. Hood Meadows. It’s dropped a foot-and-a-half of light powder, which delighted those seeking their first powder plunges of the new season. With this snow and a forecast for more - we are moving into daily operations.

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Thankful for an awesome opening day to our 49th season

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We send a big Thanksgiving weekend THANK YOU to everyone who chose to #optoutside and celebrate the opening of our 49th season today. As you’ve seen our mountain crews have been working hard harvesting as much snow as possible to take to the slopes. That’s a process that will continue as the snowfall we received (and for which we are very grateful) has been well below the initially forecasted amount. So CHEERS to the snow harvesters - you made it possible for us to open!

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New Piston Bully Snowcat Features Advanced Tier 4 Emission Control Technology

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Mt. Hood Meadows purchased two new Pisten Bully tier 4 snowcats Mt. Hood Meadows purchased two new Pisten Bully snowcats this fall to bolster it’s already sizable fleet (16 groomers / 20 snowcats total). Both are from the PB 400 series that features Tier 4 diesel engines that comply with EPA mandated emission control specifications. Pisten Bully is a true innovator and has actually improved performance and power of these Tier 4 machines while reducing emissions.

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Limited Opening Friday

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Mt. Hood Meadows will open on a limited basis Friday (November 25) operating at least one lift from 9 AM - 4 PM. Buttercup is scheduled to operate, largely due to the resort's innovative snow harvesting program. With a forecast of 12 - 18 inches officials speculate that more lifts and terrain will be opened through the day or the weekend. 

The six inches of snow has grown our base area snow depth to a foot, deep enough to get cats on the hill. Snow harvesting efforts began Wednesday morning in advance of a major winter storm that is forecast to drop two to three FEET through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

Uphill hiking is prohibited in permit area - please follow the designated route!

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Three to five FEET for the Cascades - Matt Zaffino Powder Alert

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KGW Meteorologist Matt Zaffino telemark skiingMaybe Oregon skiers should pay homage to Father Thanksgiving instead of Father Christmas, because this is when we want to be gifted with cold, fluffy delight.  To coin a phrase that many of you may hope to never hear or read again, Old Man Turkey is delivering the goods over Thanksgiving weekend. This is going to turn into a really memorable start to what she be an extremely memorable ski season in the Northwest.

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Are you doing your snow making rituals?

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We are on the verge of a great season - perhaps even the best ever! And while our hearts pound and souls yearn for an exhilarating run down the mountain, we must be patient while nature mounts the storm that eventually will open the mountain. So, what are you doing to expedite this process?

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Winter Storm Rages at Meadows

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

A winter storm warning is developing into its full potential and Mt. Hood Meadows is being blasted with wind driven snow this evening. The storm moved in this morning and by noon there was a couple of inches of new snow. But the storm picked up in intensity in the afternoon and was dropping snow at up to 2 inches / hour by early evening.

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