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February brings big time POWDER - but be aware of Deep Snow Hazards!

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February has been amazing - with 95” of snow so far and a forecast for two-to-four more feet over the next few days. Thank you El Nino! The video above is a playlist documenting just how awesome February has been at Mt. Hood Meadows.
February snow totals from at Mt. Hood Meadows
You can follow our daily new snow amounts on our conditions page. So far in February we've received 96 inches of snow and the forecast through Tuesday may bring the biggest storm of the season 

With these great conditions comes great responsibility. These daily powder refreshers has made for powder filled groomed runs, but the deep stashes off-piste are enticing. We urge all who venture off the groom to avoid tree wells and understand the suffocation hazard of deep snow immersion. Heading into the trees? Then do so only with a buddy and keep an eye on each other. Take turns watching each other. With such deep snow carrying a probe, beacon and shovel is advisable - and may be required to go into our expert gated access terrain.

We are saddened by the loss of a member of our mountain community today. Timberline reports a tree-well related fatality. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.