Following the outcome of the election last November, there were many among our team that expressed concern about what changes the new administration may take. Our executive team clarified our company position of respect and acceptance. In light of the recent executive order regarding refugees, we feel it is important to reaffirm our position and we proudly share this with you our guests.
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1948 Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser officially opens Meadows on January 26, 1968
Mt. Hood Meadows Preparing for
50th Anniversary Season Celebration
Mt. Hood, OR (For Release January 26, 2017) — Forty-nine years ago today, Mt. Hood Meadows officially opened with ceremonies attended by over 200 dignitaries including America’s only Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser. The ski area launched with two lifts, a T-bar and a rope tow. Fraser’s inaugural run was the full 1,061 vertical drop from the top of the Blue lift, ending at the base area lodge, skiing through the grand opening ribbon. And while the run took only a few minutes, it was the culmination of an initiative that began more than two years earlier when Portland businessman Franklin G. Drake saw the U.S. Forest Service announcement requesting proposals to build a new ski area on Mt. Hood.
Hiking up to Super Bowl has been well worth the effort the last few days. Grant Myrdal has documented some of the outrageous conditions of this beyond the gate hiking experience.
Longtime locals are having a hard time remembering a season when the powder has been so good. The latest storm has brought 28 inches of powder, and the storm continues today.
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We received word from the organizers of the World's Largest Lesson that last Friday's world record attempts for largest ski and largest snowboard lessons should be successful. The first attempt a year ago ran into some logistic issues, with problems documenting that all the lessons were happening at the same time. d
January is Learn a Snow Sports Month join us for awesome skiing and snowboarding!
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The storm is providing us some great snow - here at Meadows. But this forecast for freezing rain and iced over roads for Sunday morning in Portland has prompted us to cancel our Sunday SnoBlaster, Trailblazer, High School and Adult programs, as well as Park & Ride buses.
What a great season to be a passholder at Mt. Hood Meadows! There's much to be happy about this season - let's celebrate at our Passholder Appreciation event Saturday at Vertical.
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What do you know - it's another holiday weekend and the conditions are superb - arguably the best they have been in decades. With the all this new snow, and the likelihood of blue skies this weekend, we expect our parking lots will be reaching capacity Saturday and Sunday. We are taking action by encouraging more of our team to carpool and utilize the employee shuttles we provide. We encourage our guests to do the same.