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Hood River Express runs until 4 PM, but we are allowing ski down access to the HRM lot until 5 PM. Another mostly clear day with lots of sun. A little breezy up higher. We're open to 9 PM.

Current Conditions

39°
Sunny

Top of Mt. Hood Express

Elev. 6,600 ft

36°
Wind
15 mph

Top of Cascade Express

Elev. 7,300 ft

32°
Wind
23 mph

Snowfall

12hr
0"
24hr
0"
48hr
0"

Snow Depth

Mid 115" Elev. 6,250 ft
Base 77" Elev. 5,366 ft
Snow YTD
262"
The Ball
96"

Lift Operations

for Friday January 28 at 9:08 PM

Status Name Schedule Desc
Standby Buttercup 9am-9pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Easy Rider 9am-9pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Vista Express 9am-3:30pm, Highly Likely Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Cascade Express 9am-3pm Highly Likely Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Daisy 9am-9pm, As Needed As Needed
Standby Mt Hood Express 9am-9pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Blue 9am-4pm, As Needed As Needed
Standby Stadium Express 9am-8:30pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Shooting Star Express 9am-4pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Hood River Express 9am-4pm Scheduled to open at 9am
Standby Heather Canyon Highly Unlikely Unfavorable Surface Conditions
Standby Ballroom Carpet 9am-9pm Scheduled to open at 9am

Gated Access Areas

Heather

Highly unlikely for Friday, less than 10% unfavorable surface conditions

Private Reserve 

Highly unlikely for Friday, less than 10% unfavorable surface conditions

What to Expect

Cascade

Highly likely for Saturday, greater than 90% chance, weather permitting

Vista

Highly likely for Saturday, greater than 90% chance, weather permitting

Parking Lots

Status Name Schedule
Open Main Lot
Standby Sunrise Lot
Open HRM Lot
Standby Twilight Lot
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Surface Conditions
Groom is a mix of loose granular and frozen granular. It's bulletproof up high. Choose wisely. Off-piste: frozen granular with an excellence chance of Spring Corn later this morning, and definitely this afternoon. Give it some time to soften up.

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General Comments
Special message for those parking in our Hood River Meadows lot.
The Hood River Express lift runs until 4 PM, but we are allowing ski down access back to the parking lot until 5 PM (HRM lodge closes by 4:30pm).
Please obey all signs and postings, stay off closed trails and DO NOT cross rope lines.
If the following conditions don't work for you, then today is not your day on the mountain: Sun .. Lots of sun. In fact, sun block generously applied is a really good idea. Mild temps .. Not cold, but also not too warm; a perfect early Spring-like day I'd say. Winds .. a little breeze to keep the air moving. Snow .. hard and fast early, turning into sweet Spring corn in the late morning hours. Terrain .. the upper mountain is very likely, although we will have to closely examine Heather and PR before opening those areas, and they may not open at all (PR was closed yesterday). What's not to like! Get on up here!! Another option .. skate skiing at Nordic was reported yesterday as "spectacular" from our own snow reporter, Temira. Today should be more of the same. Throw on that universal wax and give it a go.


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Specials & Events

Covid precautions update
Masks are now optional in the lift lines.
Masks are still required indoors and on buses.
Indoor dining is available - you'll need to wear a mask any time you are not actively eating or drinking.
We encourage you to get vaxxed and limit risky social interactions.
Please stay home if you have any symptoms.

Upcoming Events
Weekends & Holidays: Waterfall Snowshoe Tours
February 13: Vista Snowshoe Tour
March 7: Ski to Defeat ALS
March 13: Oregon Cancer Ski Out
March 19: Spring Brew Fest
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Road Conditions
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Parks & Pipes

Name Comments
The Zoo Open
Banked Slalom Open
Forest Park Open
Fireweed Park Open
Learning Terrain Areas Open

Nordic Center

15k - everything groomed. Open Thursday-Monday. 15k.

Snow Phones

PDX
503.337.2222 ext. 9
  • COVID-19

    People masked up cheering in front of the lift with NSAA Safety Award graphic
    COVID-19 Operating Plan

    Read up on our COVID-19 Operating Plan for the 2021-22 season so you're prepared for your first trip to the mountain!

  • Improve Your Skills

    Telemark Skier
    Clinics, Camps & Freeride

    Camps, clinics, consecutive week programs, freeride and more!

  • Snowshoe Tours

    Deep Powder in the Woods
    Waterfall Snowshoe Tours

    Reserve your spot in one of our Waterfall Snowshoe Tours, running weekends and holidays in January and February!