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Not quite enough snow for Thanksgiving Holiday weekend operations

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Apparently - the storms that were initially forecast for this week appear to be heading over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house this holiday - taking their jolly old time getting here. We’ve gone nearly two weeks without any precipitation - which will be a record for November here in Oregon. Fortunately, it has been very cold and we’ve been able to preserve much of the 17 inches of snow that fell two weeks ago. But it's not enough to get us open this weekend. We currently have a 16 inch snow depth in the base area with 24 inches at mid-mountain. We still need to make it through some warming weather this week, but the ten day forecast is once again looking very promising.

10 day forecast shows dropping freezing levels and lots of moisture towards the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend for Mt. Hood MeadowsEspecially significant is the dropping freezing level with lots of moisture forecast from Saturday into Monday, which should help build up our base. And with some continued precipitation and cold temps forecast, we may have the right conditions to open early next week. Again - this is all dependent on this storm - but we are making preparations accordingly.

10 Day Forecast

La Niña can be a little stingy in November - but as we’ve seen in years past it can deliver a huge punch to get the season going.

While we won’t be running lifts this holiday weekend, we are still grateful to our team that has worked so hard preparing for an awesome season, and for passionate and loyal guests who can’t wait for it to get started.

We’ll keep you updated here on our blog and our conditions page.

Think snow! And enjoy this little teaser to get La Niña revved up from Jake Woodard. Enjoy!

Conditions Page