Avalanche Reduction Operations
For your own safety: NO HIKING OR SKINNING.
To comply with the intent and language of Executive Order 20-12 and other local, state and federal directions to maintain social distancing of at least six feet, as well as meeting the needs of local law enforcement and emergency service providers, Mt. Hood Meadows will prohibit all uphill public access to our permit area.
Ask Ski Patrol for additional information.
Mt. Hood Meadows has created this page in an effort to inform backcountry skiers and snowboarders of current Avalanche Reduction efforts within the Meadows permit boundary. Meadows uses remote delivery systems, including Artillery, for avalanche reduction. This work may be in progress at any time within the permit area. Information about current avalanche hazard reduction operations can be found on this web page, as well as by phone at 503.337.2222, ext. 1705.
Obey all posted signs and closures.
This information may change as conditions warrant so please check back for updates. Backcountry avalanche forecasts and information are available at
Mt. Hood Meadows is equipped with the RECCO avalanche rescue system. Being equipped with RECCO reflectors can assist rescuers in helping you.