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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.

Both Mt. Hood Express and Shooting Star Express ran today, and we will begin storm recovery operations and assessment on our upper lifts as soon as the storm lifts. There are more storms lining up in what is becoming a more traditional (and hopefully reliable) northwest La Nina weather pattern. Bring it on!

Lift tickets will go to full price Tuesday - $79 for a 7 hour (9 AM - 4 PM) lift ticket, $64 for a 4 hour (noon - 4 PM) ticket. And while we still have early season conditions on a 30 inch snow depth in the base area, we have nearly four feet at mid-mountain. Take a look at this video presented by Jake Woodard last year's Meadows Film Festival winner.

Preseason pow turns at Mt Hood Meadows (November 2016) from Jake on Vimeo.

Preseason pow turns at Mt Hood Meadows (November 2016) from Jake on Vimeo.

Those who purchase midweek tickets online in advance save big! A one day midweek ticket is $59. And a three day midweek ticket is $149 (non-transferable - must be used by the same person all three visits). There are some restricted dates - from December 19 - January 1, and MLK and President’s Mondays, but other than those dates they are valid weekdays all season - including this week when the powder is so good!

Looking back - this is the first time in three seasons we’ve been able to offer daily operations beginning in November. We’re basically two weeks ahead of schedule. We encourage you to visit “Your Mountain Home” early (and often) and take advantage of this early season treat.