It's official - we're going to launch our 50th anniversary season this Saturday.
With a base area snow depth of thirteen inches and not enough substantial snow in the two-day forecast, Mt. Hood Meadows won’t be running lifts this holiday weekend. The ski area will wait for new snow (expected next week) to prep the mountain for an eminent opening of its 50th anniversary season.
The Golden Anniversary Season was kicked off Saturday in a preview weekend which will go down as one of the best openings in Meadows history. Snow-vember has dumped over five feet of snow, with the last two feet coming in as powder just before the weekend. With a fortified base and powder on top, Meadows opened three express lifts - Mt. Hood, Stadium and Shooting Star - the first time that happened since preview days have been offered.
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Mt. Hood Meadows will offer a Preview Weekend this Saturday and Sunday (November 18 and 19), with lifts scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM each day. The ski area is scheduled to operate daily beginning Friday, November 24, so the preview provides anxious passholders and mountain enthusiasts a few extra days to get some early season turns in.
Mt. Hood Meadows has purchased two new Pisten Bully snowcats to enhance its state-of-the-art grooming fleet, one of the most advanced in the Northwest. The Pisten Bully 400s are scheduled to arrive next week and will be used for both general all mountain grooming as well as specialized terrain feature construction and maintenance of Meadows Parks.
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