We’re down to the last handful of days of the season - lifts are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 23 - 25) and then Friday and Saturday (April 30 and May 1). Our closing day is Saturday, May 1. The video above was shot by our ambassador Chauncey Sorenson.
It has been a challenging, yet fulfilling season at Mt. Hood Meadows. We have much to be thankful for - our leadership team for the advance planning to prepare for operations in the midst of an epidemic and our entire team for dutifully and responsibly taking our COVID operational plan seriously, and implementing it day after day, protecting each other while providing guests this much needed outdoor recreational outlet. And we are grateful to our guess for cooperating and complying with the restrictions that allowed us to have a full season without COVID interruption.
While lifts won’t be turning Monday - Thursday, we will not enforce our restricted up-hill travel policy that is in place throughout the winter. But here is what you need to know if you are hiking for turns within our permit area:
• There is currently no patrol or other assistance available
• There may be no hazard marking
• Please stay clear all terrain parks
• You are on your own and we strongly encourage you go elsewhere
• On our re-set days for weekend operations (Thursday April 22nd and Thursday April 29th) we will no longer allow up-hill travel through that Sunday
• As always sledding is not allowed
During our set-up days and while we are operating on the weekend we ask that those hiking for their turns use our usual back-country access routes (South Boundary via Mitchell Creek and the Heather Run-out) and only re-enter the ski area into open terrain.
We hope you can join us for our last few days. We appreciate you continuing to adhere to our COVID protocols as we stay healthy and finish this season strong and get prepared for a great summer on the mountain!