With a preview weekend under our belt, Mt. Hood Meadows now looks forward to getting the season under way! The Season Kick Off Dinner and Party will be presented Saturday, December 1. These are two special events designed to pump everyone up for a great season.
Backwoods Brewing Kick Off Dinner 5:00 PM
The dinner features a five course menu paired with speciality brews from Backwoods Brewing. It is a tremendous presentation by Executive Chef Matthew Grimsley. The dinner is “kicked off” by an Alpine Wedge Salad featuring a baby berg, grilled grapefruit, purple haze chevre, citrus almonds, bacon, creamy gin drizzle, with a sample of LogYard IPA. That’s just a taste of the good things yet to come! On ensuing courses diners will enjoy Charred Pork Street Tacos, Smoked Duckling Sliders, Beer Braised Pot Roast and Mac topped off with Fried Cheesecake. Each course is complemented with a delicious Backwoods Brewing taster, making for a thoroughly fulfilling evening.
The entire evening, all five courses, the brew tastings and gratuity is $65. Reserve your seat
Season Kick Off Party with Counterfeit Hits 5:30 - 8:30 PM
With an entire season teed up, what better way to kick it off than a slope-side party and dance at Vertical. Counterfeit Hits will provide the high energy vibe and danceable groove with hits from the 70s through today. The excitement for the season has been bottled up and this party is designed to release that energy. Snow dancing is encouraged - in fact, the plan is to dance up a storm and get the season underway! It’s free admission to the dance and party which begins at 5:30 PM.
The big question - will Mt. Hood Meadows be running lifts on Saturday? V.P. of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon believes the Kick Off Dinner, Party and Dance will make it so, saying, “We have a favorable forecast for snow leading into the weekend and this celebration is exactly what we need to bring on the winter. We’ve demonstrated our capabilities to make the most of any snow we receive, so it’s more a question of how many lifts and how much terrain will be open, not whether we will be running lifts.” The operational schedule and any imminent opening announcement will be made on this website.