Mt. Hood Meadows Culinary Services Director Mark Fellows and his team have been working hard to accommodate everyone who wants to dine at Meadows under COVID restrictions. Primarily, that means restaurants are featuring take-and-go menus, outside dining areas have been designated, and more outside service locations have been created.
Fellows says, “We want to accommodate everyone who wants to get something to eat here, but they need to know that everything has to be to-go, it needs to be eaten outside, and face masks are required at all times, unless eating or drinking.”
Five outside dining areas have been designated - the new Sahale Lodge deck, two designated areas for seating on the popular South Lodge deck, the picnic skyway between the North and South Lodges and the Mazot. These areas are reserved for those purchasing takeout food or beverages from Meadows, and we ask that guests limit their sit-down time to 30 minutes, so everyone can be accommodated.
Additional food service outlets have been added, such as the Slopeside Express, located at the bottom of the breezeway steps, which offers hot sandwiches, snacks, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s a great place to grab lunch and eat in your vehicle before coming back for more afternoon turns. There are also three remote beer serving stations - one on the South Lodge deck and two at the Bullwheel Bar.
Learn about our indoor take-and-go experience.
Under the current guidelines, indoor spaces are limited. Meadows has moved guest services and pass holder services outside to the ticket windows. The retail shops are open, but will be monitoring the number of people in the shops at one time. Guests can use restrooms or come inside to warm up, but Meadows asks that they limit indoor time to no more than 10 minutes (so everyone can be accommodated). And, as Mark says, this is the year that guests should plan on using their vehicle as their lodge.
We are hopeful that we will be able to have sit-down dining at our popular Alpenstube and Vertical restaurants and at the new Bullwheel Bar in Sahale later this season, depending on how the virus situation is going.