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Mother Nature delivers a wonderful Christmas gift two feet of snow

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Asit Rathod enjoying the powder at Mt. Hood Meadows | Randy Boverman PhotoIt will be a happy holiday at Mt. Hood Meadows. With a mid-mountain base of nearly 90 inches, and 111 inches of snowfall this season, Meadows has one of the deepest bases and best coverage in North America. This video was shot today - what a great present for all the skiers and snowboarders who were at the mountain today!

The storm also knocked us off the grid for most of the day. Crews from PGE were transported to the trouble spot and power was returned around 2 PM. The resort ran smoothly on auxiliary power, but Shooting Star required every other chair boarding, which increased the wait. And without primary power, the Heather chairlift was not able to operate today. Now that we’re back on the grid (and Heather terrain controlled and hazards marked) we expect a limited opening of Heather terrain Tuesday. Ride with a buddy and stay away from tree wells. You should refresh yourself on deep snow safety practices.

Meadows is open for Christmas with lifts running from 9 AM - 9 PM. On Christmas Day there is no Hood River Shuttle, early opening of the Hood River Express or Park and Ride shuttles from Portland. They return Wednesday and are scheduled daily through January 1 (Park & Ride shuttles run daily through January 6.)

Our three day holiday camps will be presented December 28 - 30. There's camps for kids, for freestylers and for adults, and there's still some room.

Register for Holiday Camps

There’s still seating available at the New Year’s Eve spectacular Buffet Dinner. Meadows will run lifts until after midnight, and present fireworks at 10 PM, a Kids Party and an adult party featuring Counterfeit Hits. There’s a special lift ticket for the evening, and bus packages from Portland.

Join us New Year’s Eve