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Epic week of POWDER at Mt. Hood Meadows

Categories: Guest Connection Weather Blog

It’s been an epic week of Powder at Meadows - going back to Friday, February 12, we’ve received 82” of snow through 5 AM this morning. And the storm isn’t done, as it’s forecast to pick up later today and through Sunday. Our base area snow depth has grown to 139 inches, with a 172-inch base at the top of Mt. Hood Express. We are now above our average snow pack for this time of the season.

It has been delightful - deep and light, but deep powder also poses hazards, especially off the groom and around tree wells. We advise you to avoid these deep snow immersion traps, always ride with a buddy and keep them in sight. If our access gates to Heather or Private Reserve are opened, you should carry a shovel and a probe, along with a beacon if you know how to use one.

Our parks videographer Derek Zornado documented the arrival of the storm, shooting over several days. Enjoy his video - and we’ll see you on the mountain soon!

Storm History (24 hour period ending 5 AM Saturday morning)
Saturday, 2/20: 3”
Friday, 2/19; 13”
Thursday, 2/18: 1”
Wednesday, 2/17: 11"
Tuesday, 2/16: 13"
Monday, 2/15: 7"
Sunday, 2/14: 9"
Saturday, 2/13: 15"
Friday, 2/12: 10"