A late-January storm has dropped two feet of snow on Mt. Hood Meadows so far this week, with the brunt of the forecast snow yet to come. The base snow depth at the 5,400 foot level is over five feet, with nearly 100-inches at mid-mountain (6,250 foot elevation). The three day forecast has between two and three feet of snow for Meadows.
It is the first substantial snowfall since November and the pent up demand for powder play was evident with the main parking lot filling almost as the lifts started running Wednesday. The new snow opened lower mountain terrain serviced by the Hood River Express earlier this week.
With so much snow accumulating resort officials remind powder seekers to always ride with a friend, steer clear of tree wells and always respect boundary lines. Untouched powder on the other side of a rope line is alluring but potentially deadly, which is why the area is closed. A good resource on the dangers of deep snow is DeepSnowSafety.org.
Meadows season runs daily through the third week of April, and then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays into May. The resort partners with area lodgers to package discounted lift tickets, including a special four day pass for just $129.
Sunday - 4”
Monday - 5”
Tuesday - 11”
Wednesday - 4”