Mt. Hood Meadows will add nights to its daily operational schedule this week. Thanks to recent snowfall Meadows is moving to its regular schedule for the season, 9 AM - 4 PM Monday and Tuesday and 9 AM - 9 PM Wednesday through Sunday.
Meadows After Dark features 140 acres of night-lighted terrain served by the Mt. Hood Express high speed quad and other lifts. Night riding under the lights has it's own special ambiance, and lift access is incredibly affordable. An evening lift ticket, valid from 3 - 9 PM is only $39 - and a night pass valid for the entire night-riding season is just $159. The Meadows Learning Center also presents evening learn to ski and ride lessons which are greatly reduced in price.
Last week's storm deposited two feet of snow providing the ample snowpack needed to expand operations. Meadows opened the Hood River Express lift for lower mountain access and Vista for upper mountain terrain on Saturday. The forecast shows a major winter storm brewing this week which could allow even more lifts and terrain to open by next weekend. It's all setting up for a tremendous holiday season at Meadows.
Holiday Schedule Announced
Mt. Hood Meadows presents a holiday season loaded with events, holiday camps and festivities, increased transportation options and an expanded operational schedule. In addition to normal Wednesday - Sunday evening operations, Meadows will be up late with lifts running from 9 AM - 9 PM every day from December 25 through January 6, except for Monday, December 30 when lifts close at 4 PM, and New Year's Eve when lifts run past midnight.
The Nordic Center will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM every day from December 19 through January 6.
Park and Ride Weekend and Holiday Transportation
Meadows popular Park and Ride buses will roll every day from December 21 through January 5 (except for Christmas Day). Luxury motor coaches offer individual seating and have onboard bathrooms. They pick up at three Portland locations: Tualatin, Beaverton and Gateway, delivering guests to the ski area by 9 AM. The service allows guests to avoid the driving hassle, chaining and unchaining and helps reduce overall peak day traffic congestion heading to the mountain. Round trip bus fare is $29 and must be purchased in advance online at SkiHood.com.
FREE Daily Shuttle from Hood River
Mt. Hood Meadows has partnered with Columbia Area Transit to provide free shuttling between Hood River and Mt. Hood Meadows. The schedule is beefed up during the busy holiday time frame.
Holiday Break Camps offered December 21-23 and January 2-4
Meadows presents three-day holiday camps for kids and adults twice during the winter break. The three-day format allows campers to progress skills quickly, while making friends with the same group and instructors all three days. There are camps for kids, specialized freestyle camps and adult camps as well. Packages with lift ticket, equipment rentals and instruction are customized for the skill and experience level of the camper.
Breakfast with Santa December 22 and 23
Enjoy a yummy, fireside breakfast in Vertical, overlooking the base area with Santa taking orders for gifts. Seatings are at 8 AM and 9 AM each day - kids ages 10 and under will cost $9 and 11 and older will cost $14. Make reservations by Saturday, December 21 at 4 PM.
Daily Snow Shoe Tours Offered December 21 - January 1
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and join us for a tour through trees and meadows with a scenic view of frosty Umbrella Falls. Our snowshoe tours are an incredible way for our guests who don't ski or snowboard to experience the beauty and inspiration of being on the mountain. The tour begins at 1:30 PM each day from the Main Lodge. Cost is $25 per person; tour and rentals are $50 (includes snowshoes and poles).
New Year’s Eve December 31 presented by pFriem
Welcome in the New Year at Mt. Hood Meadows! Join us for a rockin' New Year's party thrown by pFriem where late night lifts, fireworks, music, an amazing dinner, dancing and more will carry you into 2020! There’s a special kids New Year’s Eve party, fireworks at 10:15 and an incredible buffet dinner (reservations required). Counterfeit Hits will perform high energy songs from the 70s to now starting at 9 PM at Vertical, and count down to the champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight! Happy New Year!